2 – Red wine

BIN 22  Quarisa “Treasures” Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra, Australia)  £25.00
This is undeniably a Coonawarra classic!!  It’s bursting with ripe cassis fruit & spicy oak.  It has a perfect structure & balance & is a full & deliciously robust wine.  The hot days & cool nights in the Coonawarra region ripen the grapes to perfection…. Exactly why the area has become one of the top Aussie wine producing regions.

BIN 23    Johnny Q Shiraz   (Australia)     £19.00
This is a vibrant and full flavoured shiraz from South Australia.  Typical of hot countries, the berries ripen quickly and are packed with robust, fresh fruit.  Peppery, spicy, soft & supple.

BIN 24    Rothschild “Mouton Cadet” Reserve St Emilion (Bordeaux, France) £25.50
This is the typical Bordeaux Appelation blend – 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is quite an intense wine, dense red with purple highlights.  It is packed full of ripe & jammy fruit.  It’s a deep & spicy wine, with a full, round & balanced finish.

BIN 26     Newen Pinot Noir (Patagonia, Argentina)   £21.50
This is a great Pinot Noir from “Bodega del fin del Mundo” in Argentina (who also do our Flagtree range).  This is heavier than cooler climate Pinot Noirs, but still light & packs a bit of a punch!  Real cherry & blackcurrant flavours with a slight sweet touch.  Soft, silky & balanced, aged for 6 months in French & American oak.  Lovely!!  Truly!

BIN 27   Bila Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages (Luberon, France)  £22.00
A blend of typical southern France of Syrah, Grenache & Carignan.  Quite full bodied & a fairly high ABV (14.5%).

BIN 28  Martinez Lacuesta Crianza Rioja  (Spain)  £21.50
A blend of Tempranillo, Graciano & Mazuelo – grapes synonymous with la Rioja.  This is aged 18 months in French & American oak barrels.  Great structure & one of our most popular reds.

BIN 29   Vega del Rayo Reserva Rioja Bodegas Serres (Spain)  £26.00
This elegant wine has well balanced hints of vanilla & brown spices from the barrel aging process.  It is made from the Spanish mainstay – Tempranillo, with Mazuelo & Graciano.  Typically full bodied Rioja, the grapes come from several selected vineyards in the area – the hot stony soil is perfect for the long & even ripening of the grapes.

BIN 30   Quinta da Garrida (Dão, Portugal)   £19.50
If you favour elegance over power & concentration, then this is the wine for you!!  Made from Tinta Roriz & Touriga Nacional grapes (sorry, I’m not a Portuguese wine expert, so this means probably more to you than me!!).  But the wine is dark, plummy & complex.  Matured for 12 months in French & American oak barrels.

BIN 31   Rocheberg Winery Pinotage  (Robertson, South Africa)  £17.50
Pinotage is almost synonymous with this country, being a hybrid that was created there in 1925 – a cross between the Pinot Noir & Cinsault (known as “Hermitage in South Africa).  Therefore showcasing the best that the two grapes have to offer.  This wine is smooth & easy drinking, yet quite full too.  Deep red with earthy, & smoky flavours.

BIN 32  Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir  (Marlborough, New Zealand)  £39.00
The King of new world Pinot Noirs, Cloudy Bay continues to shine through with its astounding winemaking skills, and brings us this unbeatable fruity and delicious wine.  This is light & dry, yet so, so tasty & smooth!  You’ll not beat this NZ wine with anything but the top class Burgundies!!

BIN 33  Burlesque Zinfandel  (California, USA)    £19.50
These grapes are from old vine Zinfandel vineyards in the Lodi region of central California.  They are vinified in stainless steel but are aged quickly in oak barrels to give more depth.  This is a strong & deep crimson red, quite robust & full bodied.

BIN 34   Postales Malbec (Patagonia, Argentina)   £19.00
There are some awesome wines coming out of Argentina at the moment, which tend to get seriously overlooked.  The “Bodega del fin del Mundo” (literally “winery at the end of the world”) is an excellent little find through one of our suppliers and features a few times throughout our list.  This is a full bodied 100% Malbec, that is fruity yet soft.  Ideal with some strong red meats & game dishes.

We cannot guarantee all prices, bottles & vintages on here will be exactly the same as in the restaurant as this is not updated as regularly.

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