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Wine List

Indulge in the world's finest restaurant cellars

Indulge in our world-class wine selection, curated with over four decades of expertise. With over 600 bins, our cellar has earned prestigious accolades, including the esteemed AA Wine Award. Explore a global array of wines, showcasing the finest vintages from renowned regions. From old-world classics to new-world discoveries, our collection caters to every palate, ensuring an extraordinary wine experience.

House Wines
Bin Champagne Region 125ml Bottle
18
Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve N.V.
Rich, yet possessing finesse and delicacy, one of the very best.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
£18.00
£110.00
46
Billecart-Salmon Rosé
Consistently great non-vintage rosé, from this wonderful small house. Strawberry-scented with ultra fine bubbles.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
£25.00
£150.00
Bin White Wine Region Year 175ml Bottle
1
Château Billot
A light and fresh Sauvignon/Semillon blend, with a lovely herbaceous nose.
Bergerac, France
2022
£9.25
£37.00
2
Sauvignon Blanc, Mont de Joie, Henri Bourgeois
Crisp and fresh with citrus, grassy aromas on the nose.
Loire, France
2022
£9.50
£38.00
3
Riesling, Fritz Haag
Delicious; rich, crisp and fresh Riesling.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
2022
£12.25
£49.00
4
Chenin Blanc, Jordan
Lightly oaked with fresh, zingy acidity and expressive, honeyed fruit.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
2022
£13.75
£55.00
5
Pinot Grigio, Franz Haas
First-rate, high-altitude Pinot Grigio, from this exemplary producer.
Trentino, Italy
2023
£12.50
£50.00
6
Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles, Olivier Leflaive
Elegant & bright Chardonnay, made from de-classified Puligny-Montrachet grapes.
Burgundy, France
2022
£17.50
£70.00
Bin Rosé Wine Region Year 175ml Bottle
7
Rosé, la Source Gabriel
A first-class Provencal rosé with some lovely fresh fruit.
Côtes de Provence, France
2022
£11.00
£44.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year 175ml Bottle
8
Frappato Incanto del Sud, Baglio Gibellina
Deliciously refreshing red berry fruits, balanced with smooth tannins & juicy acidity.
Sicily, Italy
2022
£8.75
£35.00
11
Pinot Noir, Pencarrow
Ripe and generous fruit-driven wine, delivering classic Pinot character.
Martinborough, New Zealand
2020
£11.25
£45.00
9
Valpolicella DOC Ilatium Morini
Mid-weight with juicy soft berry fruits and black cherry flavours; classic Valpolicella
Veneto, Italy
2022
£11.50
£46.50
10
Shiraz/Riesling, ‘Lion's Tooth of McLaren Vale’
Big and juicy wine, that balances chewy fruit and freshness.
Dandelion Vineyards, Eden Valley, Australia
2021
£12.75
£49.50
14
Malbec/Cabernet Sauvignon Amancaya, Rothschild Catena
Beautifully proportioned & balanced Malbec, with a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mendoza, Argentina.
2021
£14.00
£56.00
12
Château Montaiguillon, Montagne St-Emilion
Thick and ripe young claret, full of black cherries and chewy tannins.
Bordeaux, France
2020
£17.50
£70.00
Champagne
Bin Non-Vintage Region Year Bottle
18
Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve
Family-owned, Billecart Brut Réserve is a fine, light and elegant Champagne; a blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier, sourced from the best sites in Champagne, with a quality second to none.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
N.V.
£110.00
21
Vadin-Plateau ‘Renaissance’ Extra Brut
This terroir-focused Grower Champagne is crafted from 100% Pinot Meunier, sourced from the Cumieres Premiere Cru vineyard, just north of Epernay. Floral and red-fruit aromas are complemented by a very fine bubble structure, and the extended bottle aging provides excellent weight and depth.
Epernay
N.V.
£130.00
27
Billecart-Salmon Extra Brut
This extra-dry champagne is great example of the zero-dosage style; very dry, lean, crisp and refreshing.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
N.V.
£130.00
20
Pol Roger Réserve
One of the fuller and fruitier styles, this is an old favourite here. Blended from an equal proportion of the three permitted varieties, to give a rounded and very sippable glass of wine.
Epernay
N.V.
£150.00
15
Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut
Renowned for delicacy and elegance, with lovely balance between fruit aromas and light bready, yeast notes
Epernay
N.V.
£160.00
26
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut
Bollinger make a unique and hand-crafted wine with attention to detail from the vine to the cellar. A fuller style that benefits from ageing in old oak barrels.
Aÿ
N.V.
£190.00
23
Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin
It’s hard to say anything more about this grandest of the Champagne Grandes Marques. A full, almost rich style is produced consistently by using a high proportion of Pinot Noir.
Reims
N.V.
£205.00
30
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
This very fine Champagne is crafted entirely using Chardonnay grapes, from five Grand Cru vineyards. Typically fine Chardonnay bubble structure, with exceptional purity and intensity on the nose and palate.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
N.V.
£240.00
Bin Vintage Region Year Bottle
19
Billecart-Salmon
Lovely vintage wine only ever produced in very small quantities. Youthful, with a rich fruit character and very delicate bubble structure.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
2013
£240.00
24
Pol Roger Brut
One of the few remaining independent Grandes Marques left in Champagne. Bright and fruity, with a delightful brioche nose and a clean, broad palate.
Epernay
2008
£325.00
31
Billecart-Salmon Cuvée Nicolas François Billecart
One of Billecart’s top wines and possibly the best in their portfolio (and really as good as anything else in Champagne). Generous and powerful, whilst retaining restraint and elegance; the epitome of fine Champagne.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
2002
£430.00
37
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Taittinger
Now back in the hands of the family, Taittinger’s Comte is on a roll, and this is one of the best. Rich, but with an ethereal lightness and persistence on the palate.
Reims
2007
£450.00
35
Clos Des Goisses Philipponnat
A rarity, one of only a handful of vineyard & site-specific, terroir- driven, wines to be produced in Champagne. Seldom seen and only really known to aficionados, this is one of the greatest Champagnes you will ever try.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
2004
£500.00
40
Cuvée R Lalou
Produced in very small quantities and released only in the very best years; made from grapes sourced from the most distinguished grand cru vineyards in Champagne, this blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir is elegant and complex.
G.H. Mumm, Reims
1998
£500.00
34
Dom Perignon Möet et Chandon
For many, the most prestigious of all prestige cuvées, blending 65% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot Noir and 8% Pinot Meunier. Rich aromas of intense fresh citrus fruits, with nicely rounded biscuity acidity.
Epernay
2008
£600.00
29
Perrier-Jouet Belle Époque
An elegant Champagne that celebrates the artistic past of this great house. The famous bottle, with its swirl of white flowers, echoes the delicate floral style of the wine, with aromas of honeysuckle, magnolia, pear & peach.
Epernay
2008
£700.00
33
Krug
In a hot year that had many Champagne houses shying away from creating a vintage blend, 2000 saw Krug seize the opportunity to create this powerful, expressive Champagne, full of citrus peel, honey, brioche and candied apple character.
Reims
2000
£900.00
39
Louis Roederer Cristal
Once produced in crystal bottles for Tsar Alexander II, this wine offers sublime aromas of honeyed apple, toasted peaches, vanilla and honeysuckle.
Reims
2007
£950.00
36
Salon
One of the great names in Champagne, Salon only make this one wine, a Blanc de Blancs and only releasing it in exceptional vintages. A classic 1996 with crisp acidity; now starting to unveil its huge potential.
Mesnil-sur-Oger
1996
£1500.00
Bin Champagne Rosé Region Year Bottle
46
Billecart-Salmon Rosé
Consistently great non-vintage rosé, from this wonderful small house. Strawberry-scented with ultra fine bubbles.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
N.V.
£150.00
44
Dom Perignon Rosé Brut Moet et Chandon
Very rare wine from a great vintage. The sheer quality of D.P. rosé will be blatantly obvious to anyone fortunate enough to taste it.
Epernay
2002
£1200.00
Bin Demi-Sec Champagne Region Year Bottle
45
Billecart-Salmon Demi-Sec
This sweet and rich wine has the same cepagé as the brut, but with an elevated dosage. Full-flavoured with a fine balance between sugar, alcohol and acidity, this is a superb accompaniment to for desserts with a subtle sweetness.
Mareuil-sur-Aÿ
N.V.
£175.00
Sparkling Wines
Bin Sparkling White Wine Region Year Bottle
47
Prosecco Spumate
Crisp, deliciously frothy and filled with apple & citrus fruit character; this is classic Prosecco.
Modella, Italy
N.V.
£42.00
48
Cava Brut
A delightfully fresh and zesty wine from this highly regarded traditional family firm, using organically farmed Macabeo, Xarel-lo & Parellada, the wine exhibits aromas of tropical fruit & white flowers.
Parxet, Spain
2021
£50.00
51
Montlouis sur Loire
A Pétillant Naturell Chenin Blanc from the pioneering wine maker Jacky Blot, whose organic, minimal interventionist wines now ensure that the Montelouis appellation deservedly share some of the limelight with it's better-known neighbour Vouvray.
Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups, France
N.V.
£95.00
50
Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée
English sparkling wine is finally getting the attention it deserves or fulfilling its potential, whichever way you prefer to look at it. Nyetimber have long been at the forefront and can certainly give most Champagne a run for its money; crafting their Classic Cuvée from the same vinous holy trinity of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier.
England
N.V.
£125.00
Bin Sparkling Red Wine Region Year Bottle
55
Miss Molly Sparkling Shiraz
A fine example of the uniquely Australian style of sparkling red wine. Like a typical full-bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz, but with vivacious bubbles; rich red berry & cherry flavours with a hint of chocolate, well worth a try.
Mollydooker, McLaren Vale, Australia
2021
£95.00
Bin Sparkling Sweet Wine Region Year Bottle
49
Moscato d’Asti Strevi
Typically sweet and light (5% ABV), with masses of absolutely delicious sweet fruit, this is a top example of the slightly sparkling frizzante style, from this esteemed producer.
Conterno, Italy
2023
£65.00
Bordeaux
Bin Bordeaux Year Bottle
62
Château Clarke
Listrac
One of the lesser-known properties owned by the Rothschild family, Clarke offers extremely good drinking for its price. Beautifully structured with a great generosity of fruit.
2016
£125.00
63
Château Cantemerle
5ème Cru Classé
Cantemerle is situated in Macau in the Southern Médoc and has a reputation for elegance. This is fine, light and ethereal claret with unmistakeable class.
2012
£130.00
58
Château Roc de Cambes
Côtes de Bourg
François Mitjavile of Chateau Le Tertre-Rôteboeuf uses the same techniques here as in his far more expensive St-Émilion property, with equally impressive results. Very rich and lavish, yet still fundamentally Bordelaise in style.
2011
£250.00
Bin Saint-Émilion Year Bottle
59
Château Barrail du Blanc
Grand Cru
This tiny property, just three hectares in size, is located in Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrons, planted on rather light, well-drained soils. Such terroir makes for generous & easy-drinking wines, at every stage of maturity.
2018
£85.00
66
Chapelle d’Ausone
Grand Cru Classé
This is the ultra-rare second wine of Ausone, one of the greatest estates in Bordeaux. Made from young wines in a rich, serious and deliciously accessible style.
2007
£350.00
65
Château Bélair-Monange
1er Grand Cru Classé
Bélair-Monange (formerly Bélair) was taken over by the Moueix family in 2008 and has gone from stalwart to superstar. The considerable investment here shows in this near perfect and lavishly proportioned wine.
2010
£475.00
68
Château Cheval Blanc
1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
The eighty-fives have always been seen as pretty, but possibly a bit short term. This however is first class; up there with the great Cheval Blancs. Mature and quite lavish on the nose and palate, with no rough edges.
1985
£1200.00
Bin Pomerol & Lalande-de Pomerol Year Bottle
74
Château Latour à Pomerol
Fine Pomerol from a consistent but slightly overlooked property. A great effort and a truly fine wine in a vintage that was a classic rather than a blockbuster.
2012
£295.00
75
Château Hosanna
Hosanna is a tiny parcel of vines situated between Petrus, La Fleur and Vieux Château Certain, producing some of the most lavish wines in Pomerol. A rich and lavish wine transcending the usual traits of this vintage.
2012
£400.00
77
Pensées de Lafleur
Not quite the second wine of the legendary Château Lafleur as since 1999 this has been made from a specific clay-rich plot of the Lafleur vineyard. Soft, gentle and harmonious whilst still rich, this is close to perfection.
2008
£475.00
76
Château La Fleur-Pétrus
One of the great names in Pomerol; beautifully situated with an illustrious track record. The 2010 is a stone-cold classic from the greatest vintage this century; ready now, but with a long future ahead of it.
2010
£750.00
79
Château Petrus
Fully mature and exemplifying the longevity and sense of grandeur that you would expect from this great estate. The palate still impresses with silky, rich fruit. Plenty of blackberry and chocolate character and a medium finish.
1983
£3700.00
82
Château Petrus
A medium-bodied Petrus retaining some grippy tannins on the palate, with complex black fruits and a hint of rose petal on the nose. Open now and ready for rewarding early drinking.
2006
£3900.00
80
Château Petrus
Very serious Petrus from the wonderfully approachable 1989 vintage. Beautifully open now, like the 1990 this is a blockbuster wine; intense, rich & massively concentrated.
1989
£5000.00
81
Château Petrus
One of the finest wines ever to be produced at Petrus, or for that matter, all of Pomerol. A big, black, viscous glass of wine, this exhibits huge amounts of ripe, black, almost caramelised fruits on the nose and lots of rich multi-layered fruit, tannin and rich oak on the palate.
1990
£6000.00
Bin Pessac Leognan & Graves Year Bottle
87
Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Cru Classé
This big, structured wine is built for the long haul and is now starting to drink well.
1995
£700.00
89
Château Haut-Brion
1er Cru Classé
A very classically structured wine from one of the best vintages of the nineties. Tightly concentrated, with lovely balance; rewarding now and for the long haul; displaying a luxuriant nose of tobacco, black fruits & dried herbs.
1996
£900.00
90
Château Haut-Brion
1er Cru Classé
Very good Haut–Brion from a vintage that excelled on the right bank and in Pessac-Leognan. Typically elegant with a ripeness of fruit in the middle, only found in the estates finest wines; while sweet black fruits, black olives, cinnamon, smoke & earth dominate the nose.
1998
£950.00
Bin Saint-Estèphe Year Bottle
92
La Dame de Montrose
As Montrose has risen in status and quality so has this superb second wine. Full and rich, with the delightful elegance associated with this vintage.
2018
£160.00
95
Château Calon-Ségur
3ème Cru Classé
Calon-Ségur has been a little bit overlooked for some time but is now up there with Cos and Montrose in terms of quality. A superb example from the legendary millennium vintage, refined and drinking beautifully.
2000
£400.00
99
Château Montrose
2ème Cru Classé
Montrose is now regarded as a true super second and this is one of the finest wines to ever produced there. Full scale and still firm with tannins, this is just starting to open up.
2005
£450.00
98
Château Cos d’Estournel
2ème Cru Classé
Since Bruno Prats took over winemaking here in 1978, the quality has soared, making this a true ‘super-second’ growth. Elegant, finessed and beautifully balanced, from the wonderful ’04 vintage.
2004
£485.00
Bin Saint-Julien Year Bottle
102
Château Branaire-Ducru
4ème Cru Classé
For a long time Branaire-Ducru was sold mainly in France, making it undeservedly obscure. The accent here is on quality and terroir, rather than modernity, as seen in this stunning ’03.
2003
£325.00
105
Château Léoville-Barton
2ème Cru Classé
A grand old property with a history for age worthy claret and a loyal following in the UK. This is one of the all-time greats produced here and is ready for rewarding drinking right now.
2005
£450.00
103
Château Léoville-Poyferre
2ème Cru Classé
An estate that has risen in quality over the last 25 years and is now consistently producing some of the finest wines in the Medoc. A big wine for the vintage, still showing youthful vibrancy but still approachable.
2012
£460.00
104
Château Ducru Beaucaillou
2ème Cru Classé
After a bit of a shaky period in the late eighties, Ducru returned to form with a vengeance, in the mid-nineties. A real powerhouse, with lots going on aromatically, and a reassuring weight on the palate.
2006
£650.00
106
Château Léoville-Las Cases
2ème Cru Classé
As far as quality and critical appraisal go this estate easily holds its own with the first growths. A near perfect example from a near perfect vintage, this is a hedonistic treat that has just opened up for drinking.
2005
£700.00
Bin Pauillac Year Bottle
117
Château Pontet-Canet
5ème Cru Classé
On the up since 1994 and now rightly regarded as one of the estates to watch in Pauillac. Firm, but not unapproachable, with enough body to support its tannins.
2005
£450.00
125
Château Lafite-Rothschild
1er Cru Classé
This wine typifies the style and complexity of a grand Bordeaux, now drinking beautifully.
1990
£2500.00
121
Château Mouton-Rothschild
1er Cru Classé
A great wine from an insider’s vintage and probably the best Mouton of the nineties. Typically firm for the vintage, but with a super-ripe core of fruit now overcoming some serious tannin.
1998
£2400.00
119
Château Latour
1er Cru Classé
A magnificent Latour still in the early stages of its very long drinking window. Classically proportioned with everything in the right place, this is possibly the wine of the vintage, as is often the case with Latour.
1995
£2500.00
120
Château Latour
1er Cru Classé
A monumental wine, just ready for those who like their Claret concentrated, yet suavely balanced. Classic Latour with the richness and power you would expect, now entering maturity with a great degree of elegance.
1990
£3000.00
118
Château Latour
1er Cru Classé
Once again Latour produces possibly the finest wine of this excellent vintage. A very serious Cabernet-dominated effort that is at the start of its drinking window (this is from the 2016 release).
2000
£3750.00
122
Château Lafite-Rothschild
1er Cru Classé
An awesome wine that is drinking surprisingly well, given the rather austere nature of the vintage, in fact it’s hard to imagine it getting much better. Massively fruity, with an almost regal opulence, with supple, rather than hard tannins.
1986
£4000.00
123
Château Mouton-Rothschild
1er Cru Classé
One of the greatest Moutons ever, still remarkably youthful and adolescent rather than fully mature. A rich and opulent; perfectly open now after a fairly long tannic slumber.
1982
£4500.00
Bin Margaux Year Bottle
128
Château Brane-Cantenac
2ème Cru Classé
What should be one of the finest properties in Margaux has upped its game in recent decades and is producing racy, elegant but still very traditional claret. An open and accessible example from a great drinking vintage.
2009
£350.00
132
Château Palmer
3ème Cru Classé
Palmer is a third growth usually thought of as one of the super-seconds and these days produces wines to rival the firsts. A beautiful Palmer showing the great elegance that could be achieved in this very underrated vintage.
2004
£850.00
133
Château Margaux
1er Cru Classé
From an overlooked vintage that has gained plaudits over time, this is a great Margaux. Medium-bodied, richly perfumed, this has a voluptuous touch; definitely not a tannic behemoth.
1998
£1500.00
134
Château Margaux
1er Cru Classé
After an inauspicious start, the nineties produced a series of decent vintages beginning with the excellent 1995. Margaux excelled in this year and this is first growth claret in all of its majesty.
1995
£2000.00
Bin Bordeaux White Year Bottle
140
Château Grand Village
A stunning white Fronsac (70% Sauvignon Blanc/30% Semilion) from the owners of Château Lafleur. Dry, but with a depth of flavours not always found in white Bordeaux.
2020
£65.00
143
Blanc de Lynch-Bages
A very good example of the rare white from this top-flight Pauillac estate. A fine pear-scented nose shows hints of citrus, with a lovely lively finish on the palate.
2017
£250.00
Bin Sauternes & Barsac Year Bottle
147
Château Guiraud
1er Cru Classé
After a lot of time and investment Guiraud has risen from relative anonymity to become one of the finest estates in Sauternes. They are renowned for making powerful wines in a poised style, that even in hot vintages like '03 don’t become too fat.
2003
£120.00
145
Château Rieussec
1er Grand Cru
Since being purchased by Lafite-Rothschild in 1984 Rieussec has shown its potential as one of the finest estates in Sauternes. The style here is unashamedly opulent and supported by generous amounts of new oak.
2011
£200.00
151
Château Climens
1er Cru Classé
From one of the finest estates in Barsac, Climens’ wines are the epitome of delicacy and complexity. This ’03 is an outlier from an unusually hot vintage showing more power and concentration.
2003
£220.00
149
Château de Fargues#
1er Cru Classé
De Fargues was the sister estate of Yquem that remained with the Lur-Saluces family after LVMH bought its illustrious sibling. The selection here is as strict as Yquem and the élevage as lavish and lengthy, resulting in one of the finest wines in Sauternes.
1997
£240.00
150
Château d’Yquem
1er Cru Supérieur
One of the finest Yquems of the nineties, starting to open up at this comparatively youthful stage. A great big wine (Yquem embraced the plus-size trend long ago) bursting with exotic scents, ranging from honeycomb to white peach. (Chilled to order)
1997
£1400.00
152
Château d’Yquem
1er Cru Supérieur
The last of a triumvirate of great vintages (preceded by 1988 & 1989) this behemoth is one of the richest wines ever made here. Intensely botrytised and seamlessly full; truly profound wine. (Chilled to order)
1990
£1200.00
Burgundy
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
174
Bourgogne Rouge
Albert Bichot
A lovely Pinot Noir with a touch of firmness to it; from one of the most reputable producers in Burgundy.
Burgundy
2020
£75.00
172
Morey-St-Denis
Hubert Lignier
This domain is known for its traditional approach making contemplative, rather than flashy wines. Made from three lieux-dits situated below the Grand crus, this is elegant with some structure.
Côte de Nuits
2015
£200.00
171
Chambolle-Musigny
Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot
With a name that hardly trips off the tongue this domain has gone from utter obscurity to critical darling in the last few years. The style here is elegant and transparent, with only light extraction and restrained use of new oak.
Côte de Nuits
2015
£225.00
173
Nuits–St.–Georges
1er Cru Clos Des Fôrets St.–Georges Domaine de L’Arlot
A beautifully situated monopole vineyard, owned by a very well-regarded property. Delicate but with great length and depth.
Côte de Nuits
2016
£325.00
187
Gevrey-Chambertin
Cœur de Roy Dugat-Py
Bernard Dugat-Py’s wines are currently among the most collectable in Burgundy, mainly as the village wines trounce all but the grandest Grand Crus. Smooth, deep and rich without ever feeling forced.
Côte de Nuits
2014
£500.00
178
Chambertin
Grand Cru Domaine Louis Remy
Remy’s wines are known among collectors as Burgundy with a good deal of finesse. This Chambertin really knocks it out of the park offering an elegance that most wines can only dream of.
Côte de Nuits
2007
£450.00
181
Clos Saint-Denis
Grand Cru Joseph Drouhin
First rate wine from the smallest of Morey’s Grand Crus. Mature but still fresh and opulent, with a lot to offer in the long run.
Côte de Nuits
2012
£550.00
191
Chambolle-Musigny
1er Cru Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Made from the young vines from the domain’s Musigny vineyard. Brooding and intense, this is one of the finest examples of this wine ever released.
Côte de Nuits
2006
£600.00
180
Bonnes-Mares
Grand Cru Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Stunning wine from one of the greatest names in Burgundy and the largest landholder in this great vineyard. Known for their longevity, the wines only start getting into their stride after ten years.
Côte de Nuits
2008
£950.00
183
Clos de Tart
Grand Cru Monopole Domaine Clos de Tart
Once regarded as the finest of the Grand Crus of Morey-St-Denis, this wonderful wine is well on the way to regaining that reputation. A forward wine from a ripe vintage with a very long future ahead of it.
Côte de Nuits
2009
£950.00
182
Chambolle-Musigny
Les Amoureuses 1er Cru Joseph Drouhin
At this level Drouhin’s wines are the equal of any in Burgundy. This singular premier cru is easily on par with the finest grand crus in Burgundy.
Côte de Nuits
2015
£1000.00
188
Échézeaux
Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
A decent sized Grand Cru vineyard with many landowners making wine here, unsurprisingly DRC are the cream of the crop. Fresh and balanced, this is easily of the best recent examples made here.
Côte de Nuits
2008
£4000.00
186
Romanée-St.-Vivant
Once the ugly duckling of DRC’s offerings, this is now one of the most beautiful of their swans. Both elegant and powerfully structured this is a wine built for the long haul.
Côte de Nuits
2006
£4500.00
189
Richbourg
Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
Richbourg is DRC’s crowd-pleaser showing even more opulence than the Romanée-Conti itself. The ’06 is a stone-cold classic that is starting to open up and show its pedigree.
Côte de Nuits
2006
£5000.00
190
La Tâche
Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
La Tâche is pretty much the pinnacle of red Burgundy and this is a truly great example. An exotic peacocks tail of a nose is supported by fine grained tannins that will ensure this wine lasts for decades.
Côte de Nuits
2006
£8000.00
192
Hautes-Côtes-Beaune
Domaine Rollin
Situated to the north-west of Beaune in the direction of Savigny-Les-Beaune, this beautiful 34.5-acre parcel produces gloriously fragrant, supple, fruity, easy to drink wines.
Côte de Beaune
2020
£70.00
199
Beaune
1er Cru Clos du Roi Luc Camus-Bruchon
Luc Camus is a wine maker who gets better with every vintage. This is from a tiny plot of Beaune 1er Cru from which Luc makes a gloriously ripe and silky wine. This is Burgundy at its most ravishing, elegant and full of fruit.
Côte de Beaune
2013
£150.00
167
Mazis-Chambertin
Grand Cru Cuveé Madeleine Collignon Hospices de Beaune
This cuveé, the Hospices’ only vineyards in the Cotes-du-Nuits, is always one of the stars of the famous auction. Lots of hedonistic forest fruit aromas on the nose, with a decent amount of grip on the palate.
Côte de Beaune
2004
£300.00
208
Brouilly
La Folie Vieilles Vignes Laurent Martray
A wonderfully elegant and persistent Beaujolais, from this small producer operating at the highest level. Made in old barriques to add a touch of complexity, this is easy, delicious and hard to beat.
Beaujolais
2020
£75.00
209
Moulin-À-Vent
Cœur de Terroirs Vieilles Vignes Domaine Labruyère
Beaujolais is becoming fashionable again, as many are seeking lighter, more gastronomic wines, and Labruyère excel at making some of the very best. Crafted with the elegance of fine Burgundy, whilst remaining a true Beaujolais in style.
Beaujolais
2019
£95.00
210
Fleurie
Clos Vernay Domaine Lafarge-Vial
This is the quality-led Beaujolais outpost of the famed Lafarges of Volnay. Unsurprisingly reminiscent of fine Côte de Beaune, this is high-level winemaking with a very fine structure.
Beaujolais
2021
£100.00
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
214
Chablis
Domaine de Chantemerle
From a producer committed to crafting Chablis in a natural and authentic way. Unfined, unfiltered and unoaked – a pure expression of Chablis with citrus and crisp apple flavours and a chalky, saline mineral character.
Chablis
2022
£80.00
215
Chablis
Domaine Long-Depaquit
Though its single vineyard wines are fêted, this domain’s A.C. Chablis are a benchmark of depth and quality; typifying what is great about Chablis, with firm acidity & a complex, chalky finish.
Chablis
2022
£75.00
217
Chablis
1er Cru Vaillons Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit
Long-Depaquit’s wines are held in high regard, and they are widely seen as one of the best half dozen or so producers here. The wines are steely, focused and un-oaked with good depth on the palate.
Chablis
2020
£120.00
219
Chablis
1er Cru Beauroy Laurent Tribut
The Tributs produce miniscule quantities of great wine at their tiny five-hectare domain. Lean, edgy and terroir driven; a great expression of Chablis.
Chablis
2021
£130.00
221
Chablis
Grand Cru Valmur Prieuré Saint Côme
Chablis of the first order, this is traditionally made, vinified in vats and aged in neutral large oak foudres for a year before bottling. Fresh and bright but carrying that extra weight and complexity you would expect at Grand Cru level.
Chablis
2021
£195.00
220
Chablis
Grand Cru Moutonne Albert Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit
Long-Depaquit are the sole owners (‘Monopole’) of this vineyard at the heart of Grand Cru Chablis. Elegant and subtle white stone fruits, with citrus and floral notes on the nose, the palate is full and supple yet fresh and light, with a touch of oak and exceptional length, this is classic Grand Cru Chablis.
Chablis
2019
£395.00
223
Viré Clessé ‘Quintaine’
Domaine Michel
Clessé is one of the most highly thought-of villages in the Mâconnais and this cuvée must surely be one of the top wines in the A.C., its robust charm backed up with complex layers of fruit, exotic oils, minerals and gentle acidity.
Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise
2019
£80.00
222
Marsannay Source des Roches
Domaine Bruno Clair
Marsannay is the northernmost appellation of the Cote de Nuits and is a region that is fast restoring the high reputation it held in the past. The Source des Roches is from several parcels on the upper slopes, and has a small amount of Pinot Blanc blended in with the usual Chardonnay.
Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise
2019
£95.00
225
Montagny
1er Cru Les Bonneveaux Olivier Leflaive
Olivier Leflaive has cemented his reputation as an innovator, both as negociant and grower. Classic Montagny from a rich, forward vintage with fine mineral and slightly toasty characteristics.
Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise
2021
£125.00
229
Mâcon-Verze
Domaine Leflaive
Now a fixture in this renowned domain’s portfolio, this delicious Mâcon shows the grandeur of the wines made here, but at a slightly less grand price. Made for rewarding drinking on release and from one of a run of fine white vintages in Burgundy.
Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise
2018
£100.00
230
Bourgogne Aligoté de Bouzeron
A et P de Villaine
Over the last few decades, most Aligoté vines have been ripped up and replaced with the more profitable Chardonnay. This Aligoté is one of the best available, from the owner of Romaneé-Conti.
Mâconnais & Côte Chalonnaise
2021
£120.00
232
Chassagne-Montrachet
1er Cru Les Chenevottes Jean-Nöel Gagnard
Beautifully open, yet fresh and well-balanced Chardonnay, with classic Gagnard Chassagne buttery, honeyed & deliciously ripe stone fruits, with a touch of lemony citrus to balance, typifying this renowned producers’ style & all-round excellence.
Côte de Beaune
2021
£260.00
237
Puligny-Montrachet
1er Cru Clavoillon Domaine Leflaive
From one of Burgundy’s most famed producers. Citrus fruits combine with vanilla on the nose & palate, with great subtlety & balance.
Côte de Beaune
2014
£300.00
239
Meursault
1er Cru Sous le Dos d’Ane Domaine Leflaive
An exceptional premier cru that was previously planted with Pinot Noir before being regrafted with Chardonnay in 1996. This Mersault is fleshy, lively and generous, whilst bearing the hallmark chalky notes characteristic of the climat.
Côte de Beaune
2014
£350.00
244
Corton-Charlemagne
Grand Cru Bonneau du Martray
Bonneau du Martray have a long track record as one of the top producers of white wine in Burgundy. A great example, drinking beautifully now but with a long future.
Côte de Beaune
2012
£650.00
243
Le Montrachet
Grand Cru Marquis de Laguiche Joseph Drouhin
An excellent offering from the largest holding on Burgundy’s greatest white wine. Still holding up beautifully (this wine will age for decades even in lesser vintages) and displaying the exotic depth and complexity that Montrachet can achieve.
Côte de Beaune
2000
£750.00
Rhône
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
251
Lirac
La Fermade Domaine Maby
In the last thirty years Lirac has been transformed from the rustic big brother of Tavel, into an extremely alluring alternative to increasingly costly Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Mabys make a delicious round, smooth and quaffable wine.
Southern Rhône
2021
£70.00
254
Gigondas
Domaine Saint Gayan
For over fifty years this Domaine has exemplified this appellation’s ability to make great wine. Dominated by Grenache, with some Syrah and Mourvèdre, this has a delightfully spiced nose with hints of violets, white pepper and black cherries.
Southern Rhône
2018
£85.00
256
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
38 Parcelles Famille Quiot
From one of the oldest family-owned estates in the Rhône, the Famille Quiot blend 7 of the 13 permitted varietals to produce this expertly executed Châteauneuf-du-Pape; vivacious red & black fruit characteristics, with a pepper edge and earthy nose, finely balanced with soft elegant tannins.
Southern Rhône
2021
£95.00
261
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Domaine Charvin
Described by one notable critic as the “Richebourg of Châteauneuf” and very close in style to Rayas. Rich and generous, whilst remaining soft, accessible and delicious.
Southern Rhône
2020
£150.00
258
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Château de Beaucastel
Beaucastel has been at the forefront of fine wine production in the Southern Rhône for some time and is still the benchmark for great Châteauneuf. This is a great wine from an excellent, well- proportioned vintage.
Southern Rhône
2014
£300.00
270
Crozes Hermitage
Yann Chave
This wine is ripe, firm and has oodles of black cherry and spiced aromas, with earthy flavours, giving it great depth and good concentration.
Northern Rhône
2019
£90.00
271
Crozes Hermitage
Alain Graillot
Since his first vintage in 1985, Graillot’s reputation has risen so fast, that he is now regarded as one of the appellations top producers. His style of winemaking is a heady, eclectic mix of tradition and modernity, resulting in big, pungent wines that may need a little time to open up in the glass.
Northern Rhône
2021
£130.00
272
Saint Joseph
Domaine Bernard Gripa
Fantastically bright and focused Syrah, from this oddly underrated AC. Aromatic with little oak, this exemplifies the mid-weight, food-friendly wines made here.
Northern Rhône
2021
£120.00
274
Côte Rôtie
Robert & Patric Jasmin
This four-hectare domaine exemplifies the individualism achieved by small growers, rather than the international, homogeneous style of many larger negociants. An elegant wine, light in colour and abundant in fruit with very little oak yet possessing great finesse.
Northern Rhône
2017
£190.00
281
Hermitage
J.L.Chave
To many Chave’s wines are the best in Hermitage and this must be rated as one of the greatest estates in the world. Still relatively youthful and from a great vintage, this can be enjoyed now and for decades to come.
Northern Rhône
2007
£1800.00
279
Hermitage L’Ermite
M.Chapoutier
Michel Chapoutier has spent the last few decades revitalising this large firm, and his Sélection Parcellaires wines have received massive, positive critical attention. A great wine that shows an aristocratic balance of breadth and precision.
Northern Rhône
2000
£900.00
283
Côte Rôtie La Landonne
E. Guigal
In 1978 Guigal produced his first vintage of this single vineyard wine. The wine is opaque in colour with aromas of toasted oak and vanilla, the palate is medium-sweet with ripe blackberry and plum flavours with a finish of glorious soft ripe tannins.
Northern Rhône
2001
£1800.00
284
Côte Rôtie La Turque
E. Guigal
This is one of the rarest and most talked-about wines. All Guigal’s single vineyard wines are remarkably fine, but in 1985 the first vintage of La Turque raised the stakes in quality and longevity and is testament to this producers’ skills & belief in long oak-aging.
Northern Rhône
2001
£1900.00
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
285
Saint Peray
Les Pins Domaine Bernard Gripa
Admittedly on the obscure side, but at this level the wines offer a great alternative to white Burgundy. Marsanne with a touch of Rousanne, but with more focus and edge than you often find; bordering on exceptional.
2020
£90.00
286
Hermitage Blanc
Tardieu-Laurent
Criminally overlooked, white Hermitage has the potential to be one of France’s best and certainly most age-worthy dry whites. Made from old vine Marsanne with a touch of Rousanne, this opulent apricot-scented wine is one for the true connoisseur.
2016
£195.00
287
Condrieu Coteau de Vernon
Georges Vernay
The name Georges Vernay is inseparable with the history of Condrieu and Viognier, his fifty years of experience possibly making him the authority on both subjects. Vernay’s patience and attention to detail, help produce this stand-out example of this uniquely peachy and aromatic wine.
2016
£345.00
Loire
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
305
Pouilly-Fumé
Domaine de la Loge
A classic example of this appellation’s wines. Subtle gooseberry aromas combine with a characteristic gun-smoke nose brought together with clean acidity.
2022
£60.00
306
Sancerre
Domaine du Nozay
First-rate Sancerre from this passionate winemaking family, dedicated solely to the pursuit of making perfect Sauvignon Blanc. Delicate aromas of lime and ripe fruit on the nose, with the kind of racy acidity you won’t find anywhere else.
2021
£75.00
309
Sancerre Les Calcaires
Lucien Crochet
A blend from several parcels on the estate featuring Oxfordian limestone soils (hence the name ‘Les Calcaires’) This is a focused and linear style of Sancerre, with green citrus aromas overlying the characteristic mineral base-notes. Appreciable acidity delivers freshness with a long-lasting finish.
2020
£80.00
307
Montlouis Sur Loire Remus
Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups
Always the bridesmaid to Vouvray’s bride, Montlouis seemed destined to remain in obscurity until Jacky Blot realised this AC’s potential to make some of the world’s greatest Chenin Blanc. Made from low-yielding single site old vines with no malolactic, this is precise and concentrated wine.
2019
£100.00
308
Anjou Blanc Sec
Thibaud Boudignon
Very fine Anjou from a tiny producer who is on top form at the moment. Micro-management in the winery and vineyard allow a minimalist approach to intervention, producing seriously concentrated and age-worthy Chenin Blanc.
2019
£105.00
302
Sancerre Monts Damnés
Gérard Boulay
A neighbour of the highly fashionable François Cotat, the wines here are less edgy, but no less good. Meticulously hand-crafted from vineyard to cellar; it’s hard to imagine better Sancerre.
2021
£150.00
Bin Rosé Wine Year Bottle
310
Sancerre Rosé Cuvée Maulin Bèle
Fantastic rosé from this first-rate producer, in this popular AC. Salmon-pink in colour and perfectly poised on the palate.
2021
£80.00
Bin Red Wine Year Bottle
311
Samur-Champigny La Grande Vignolle
Paul & Fredrik Filliatreau
Produced from very low yields of Cabernet Franc, the Filliatreau’s wine shows concentration and class that shame many more lack-lustre examples.
2020
£70.00
312
Sancerre Rouge Cuvée Maulin Bele
Andre Vatan
A full-flavoured example of this typically very light wine, from an extremely consistent producer. Distinctive Pinot Noir characteristics on the nose, and a pleasingly grippy palate make this the ideal partner for fish and white meats.
2021
£80.00
Bin Sweet White Wine Year Bottle
318
Vouvray Moelleux Clos du Bourg 1er Trie
Gaston Huet
Since these wines can really last a century, it’s fair to describe this as a young example. This is the top selection made from the botryised and raisined grapes, picked in the harvester’s final pass through the vineyards.
2005
£170.00
Regional France
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
324
Viognier
Domaine Rougie, Vin de Pays d’Oc
From a small producer situated near Minervois; aged in tank & old barrique this exhibits the classic apricot & peach aromas you would expect with fresh acidity holding things together on the palate.
2021
£60.00
325
Agrumes & Caetera
Domaine Capmartin, AOP Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh
Difficult to pronounce but a pleasure to drink! Made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties. Green citrus and floral aromas, with a distinctive flinty character, this wine is vibrant and refreshing.
2022
£70.00
326
Savagnin Ouillé
Domaine du Pélican, Arbois, Jura
The first release from the new Jura venture of Marquis d’Angerville maker of the finest wines in Volnay. Very light and elegant, but with persistent length; think Chablis Premier Cru style-wise.
2018
£110.00
Bin Red Wine Year Bottle
315
Cahors Malbec
'En Pente' Causse du Théron
Malbec from this part of the world tends to be a bit more ‘serious’ than its Argentine counterpart. The ‘En Pente’ vineyard where this wine is grown is situated on terraces of Kimmeridgian limestone, which showcases the bright and fresh characteristics of the fruit.
2021
£80.00
333
Domaine Richeaume
Cuvée Tradition, Côte de Provence
An organic blend of Grenache, Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon; it has brambly berry aromas with herby, cassis flavours, supported by silky tannins.
2020
£75.00
338
Bandol
Château Ste. Anne, Provence
Predominately Mouvedre (balanced with some Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan) this is powerful & voluptuous; elegance can be an extremely rare quality for most Mourvèdre, but patently not for this fine example, perhaps one of the most under-rated of all France's great wines, with notes of leather, wild herbs and layers of sweet black fruit.
2018
£120.00
336
Arbois Trousseau
Rosière, Cuvée des Géologues
Lucien Aviet & Fils, Côtes du Jura
Very on trend right now. The wines here are light, like good Loire Cabernet Franc; focused and precise. Light with a very edgy complexity; much more to this than it’s “hipster wine” reputation may lead you to believe.
2018
£130.00
343
Roc d’Anglade
Vin de Pays du Gard, Languedoc Roussillon
Previously in partnership with René Rostaing in Côte Rôtie, Rémy Pedreno produces this predominantly Carignan blend (Mouvèdre Syrah & Grenache make up the rest of the cépage) Finessed and fresh, with floral and spicy notes on the nose, with hints of dark chocolate and black cherry on the palate, leading to a silky finish.
2016
£130.00
Alsace
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
358
Riesling Riquewihr
Domaine Trapet
From a producer known for crafting wines of great finesse and elegance, with minimal intervention. This dry Riesling displays floral and stony aromas, with zesty citrus flavours on the palate. A versatile wine suited for challenging dishes.
2020
£75.00
359
Gewurztraminer
Rolly Gassmann
Incredibly intense aromas and extremely full on the palate, this bench-mark wine epitomises all that is great and unique about these wonderfully rich wines; their signature Gassman sweet edge, superbly balanced by the vibrant acidity of the fruit. v
2019
£95.00
367
Gewurztraminer
Trimbach Cuvée des Seigneurs De Ribeaupierre
Dry, in the signature Trimbach style, but so rich it almost seems sweet (it isn’t!). Lots of floral and lychee aromas on the nose, balance with a fresh chalky minerality on the palate.
2013
£120.00
362
Pinot Gris
Vendange Tardive Trimbach
Produced in small quantities and only when the vintage permits. Made from late harvested grapes that have not been affected by botrytis, this is rich and lavish but never overdone.
2009
£160.00
361
Pinot Gris
Grand Cru Clos St Urbain Rangen de Thann Zind Humbrecht
Grown in a beautifully situated monopole vineyard this may well lay claim to the title of World’s best Dry Pinot Gris. Coming from one of the best white wine makers around, this may be technically considered ‘dry’ but still carries around 38g/l of residual sugar making for a lavish and expansive wine.
2012
£165.00
368
Riesling
Cuvée Frédéric Emile Trimbach
Trimbach believe that Alsatian wines are meant to be dry & their concentrated, linear Rieslings are some of the region’s best. Focused & minerally with lovely definition, this cuvée is hugely regarded.
2013
£160.00
363
Tokay Pinot Gris
Selection de Grains Noble Hugel
Hugel are one of the biggest players in Alsace and their sweet cuvées are undoubtedly amongst the very best available. Dark and sticky with an elevated botrytis nose and a long, intense palate.
1989
£275.00
357
Gewurztraminer
Clos Windsbuhl Zind Humbrecht
Off dry, deep and rich, this is quite possibly at the pinnacle of wine making in Alsace, with very complex spicy mineral aromas with hints of citrus fruit, developing in the glass to show its noble limestone origin.
2012
£240.00
369
Riesling
Clos Ste. Hune Trimbach
This exceptionally rare wine can lay a very strong claim to be the best dry Riesling in the world. The absolute epitome of Trimbach’s rich, whilst remaining completely dry, style.
2002
£400.00
Germany
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
373
Purist Riesling Kabinett Trocken
Axel Pauly
Axel Pauly is a rising star on the German wine scene since taking the reins of the family estate. This an incredibly well-balanced example of the Trocken style; lean without being mean.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2022
£70.00
372
Riesling Graacher Feinherb
Willi Schaefer
Willi Schaefer is the head of a small family domaine and is considered one of Mosel's top producers. This Riesling is a lighter, aromatic style, showing lime peel and white peach, with an underlying note of flint. The evident acidity is finely counterbalanced with just a touch of residual sweetness.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2021
£80.00
371
Riesling Kabinett Maximin Grünhauser Abtsberg
Carl von Schubert
This is just about the perfect example of Mosel Kabinett and has few rivals for sheer pleasure in the glass.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2018
£90.00
377
Riesling Spätlese Wehlener Sonnenhur
Joh Jos Prüm
Wehlener Sonnenhur is one of the middle Mosel’s finest vineyards and Prüm produce their signature wines here. Sumptuous now and built for the long haul.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2016
£120.00
374
Riesling Spätlese Graacher Himmelreich
Joh Jos Prüm
From the combined might of the prized Graacher Himmelreich vineyard & revered producer Prüm, this Spätlese balances vibrant acidity and luscious sweetness, with a delicious lengthy saline finish.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2012
£150.00
394
Riesling Auslese Monzinger Halenberg
Emrich Schönleber
Werner Schönleber produces some of the top wines in Nahe, and today the estate stands shoulder to shoulder with the best in Germany. A beautiful Auslese of medium-weight and delicate aromatics.
Nahe
2010
£130.00
395
Riesling Fruhlingsplatzchen Grosse Gewachs
Emrich Schönleber
If you are slightly confused by Germany’s delightfully precise labelling laws prepare to be bewildered. Grosse Gewachs are grand crus or first growths denoting historic vineyards and the style resembles a dry Auslese. The result is simply gorgeous.
Nahe
2010
£140.00
378
Riesling Auslese Wehlener Sonnenhur
Joh Jos Prüm
A rich but not sticky or fully botrytis wine. Full and opulent on the palate but never tiring; you may wonder why you would ever drink anything else.
Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
2016
£275.00
Red Wine
396
Aus den Lagen Spätburgunder Trocken
A. Christmann
A family-run winery that champions the belief of working in harmony with nature to produce authentic wines. This lively Pinot Noir is packed with ripe red fruit, and a herbal lift that is complimented with a deft touch of oak. Fine tannin provides structure without smothering the elegant finish. A truly fine wine, worthy of serious consideration.
Pfalz
2019
£95.00
Italy
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
400
Nebbiolo Langhe
Paolo Scavino
Subtly perfumed black fruits, with hints of tobacco dominating the nose, whilst the palate is chewy, with very firm tannins. Textbook Nebbiolo from this very fine producer.
Piemonte & the North-West
2020
£70.00
401
Barbera d’Alba
G.D.Vajra
Vajra produce some of Piedmont’s most pure and understated wines, respecting tradition but not hampered by it. Vibrant, generous and beautifully balanced.
Piemonte & the North-West
2023
£85.00
403
Barolo
Paolo Scavino
Scavino was one of Barolo’s great modernisers of the eighties, introducing vineyard specific crus and small oak barriques. The oak is now toned down, and these wonderfully harmonious wines are firm favourites here.
Piemonte & the North-West
2018
£130.00
405
Barbera d’Alba
Cascina Francia Giacomo Conterno
Conterno’s Barolos are some of the greatest wines on Earth and the Barbera is a real treat as well. Rich and complex, but with such hedonistic purity that’s impossible not to like.
Piemonte & the North-West
2013
£195.00
399
Barbaresco
Asili Bruno Giacosa
Bruno Giacosa produces some of the finest expressions of Nebbiolo to be found and is renowned for incredible consistency. A fine and complex bouquet with violet and wild berry notes, whilst flavour is full, velvety, harmonious and firm on the palate.
Piemonte & the North-West
2005
£395.00
406
Barolo
Brunate Roberto Voerzio
Few would disagree that Voerzio produces some of the very finest Barolo available. Young-ish, yet approachable, you can’t find a more text-book example of the ‘tar and roses’ character of Nebbiolo.
Piemonte & the North-West
2006
£475.00
402
Barolo
Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione Roberto Voerzio
Voerzio is often regarded as a producer of new wave Barolo, which roughly translated means smaller barrels and softer tannins. A more feminine expression of Barolo, with a complex high tone nose and a firmly youthful palate.
Piemonte & the North-West
2006
£450.00
410
Barolo
Brunate Elio Altare
Elio Altare was one of the pioneers of the new style of Barolo in the eighties and is now seen as one of the greatest and most consistent producers in all of Italy. The single vineyard Crus are the pinnacle of his production, with the Brunate rarely producing more than 100 cases.
Piemonte & the North-West
2007
£500.00
413
Valpolicella
Bertani
Bertani are one of the great names in Valpolicella and have been making quality wines here since the late 1800’s. This is a light classically proportioned Valpolicella, with fresh acidity and a subtle tannic grip.
Veneto & the North-East
2022
£75.00
420
Valpolicella Superiore
Prognai ILatium Morini
The grapes here have been air-dried for 20 days, resulting in a deliciously ripe Valpolicella halfway to an Amarone; well-structured and balanced with fresh black fruits in harmony with velvety tannins.
Veneto & the North-East
2017
£80.00
415
Valpolicella Superiore
Azienda Agricola Marion
Quality-wise this estate is approaching the likes of Quintarelli and Dalforno. Classic new wave Valpolicella, full of delectable black cherry flavours and nicely integrated oak.
Veneto & the North-East
2018
£120.00
416
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Allegrini
Whilst not attaining the stratospheric prices of Quintarelli or Dal Forno, Allegrini’s wines are still class-leaders. Very much a modernist, with generous use of new wood, and favouring a richer, sweeter finish; Amarones don’t get much better than this.
Veneto & the North-East
2019
£245.00
417
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
Bertani
Bertani are one of the oldest estates in Valpolicella and have a long and highly respected tradition of Amarones. The style here is restrained in comparison with some supercharged modern interpretations, coming across as balanced and wholly irresistible.
Veneto & the North-East
2012
£300.00
419
Valpolicella Classico Monte Lodoletta
Romano Dal Forno
Romano Dal Forno is now widely regarded as the pre-eminent producer of fine wine in Valpolicella. Their Valpolicella is Amarone in everything but name (being made from 100% air-dried grapes since the 2002 vintage) and is a truly massive wine.
Veneto & the North-East
2017
£375.00
414
Valpolicella Classico Superiore
Quintarelli
Quintarelli have long been respected for pushing the boundaries of quality of Valpolicella and at their best they are peerless. The wine is rich yet elegant, without ever feeling forced.
Veneto & the North-East
2010
£385.00
425
Rosso di Montepulciano
Poliziano
A really delicious, fruit-driven wine from one of very top producers in Montepulciano. Very fine and approachable Sangiovese, with good depth and only moderate tannins.
Tuscany
2022
£60.00
418
Chianti Colli Senesi
Torre alle Tolfe
From a sustainably run estate producing organic wines and olive oil; eschewing the use of oak in order to make a wine where the fresh fruit is at the forefront, this in unapologetically easy-going and enjoyable.
Tuscany
2019
£65.00
421
Pergolaia
Caiarossa
The second wine from the super-Tuscan Caiarossa estate is a very fine Sangiovese-dominated blend, this is a really lovely alternative to Chianti.
Tuscany
2014
£75.00
422
Chianti Classico
Fontodi
Terrific Chianti from a top estate that rates among Tuscany’s best. Aromatic with good grip and texture, and hints of black cherry.
Tuscany
2020
£100.00
426
Brunello di Montalcino
Il Poggione
Il Poggione is that rare thing; a good-sized producer making decent quantities of excellent wine at a fair price. Another truly fine wine from a run of great recent vintages, from a producer with a very solid track record.
Tuscany
2017
£175.00
424
Brunello di Montalcino
Le Ragnaie
Meticulously made from organically-grown old vine Sangiovese grapes, this is very fine Brunello from one of the best young estates in the region, now drinking beautifully.
Tuscany
2017
£200.00
427
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Fattoria dei Barbi
Barbi are one of the oldest and most respected names in Montalcino, with a large estate producing everything from wine to cheese to salami. The wines are on top form now; dark and brooding with firm, but not forbidding tannins.
Tuscany
2016
£300.00
431
Cepparello
Isole e Olena
This is a different take on Super-Tuscan, as it flouts Chianti regulations by being a 100% Sangiovese, rather than using international varieties. Rich, yet elegant, this stands shoulder to shoulder with the best Chianti or Brunello.
Tuscany
2015
£325.00
423
Tignanello
Marchesi Antinori
Made from Sangiovese with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc, this proudly wears the badge of Super Tuscan IGT, even though it could now be called a Chianti. Fresh and savoury, with well-integrated oak notes and a long persistent finish.
Tuscany
2013
£495.00
432
Sassicaia
Tenuta San Guido
Now honoured with its own D.O.C., this Cabernet is the precursor to all other Super-Tuscans. Taking its influence from the classic wines of the Haut-Medoc, it is stylistically similar, but with more forward fruit.
Tuscany
2010
£1000.00
434
Pipoli
Vigneti del Vulture, Aglianico del Vulture
This wine is from a small co-operative in the heart of the isolated Aglianico del Vulture zone, in the Basilicata region. The vines are planted on volcanic soils at altitudes of up to 800m, producing a wine that is bold and structured with highly complex aromas.
The South & The Islands
2021
£55.00
433
Etna Rosse
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Marco de Grazia is one of the pioneers rediscovering the black soils on the slopes of Mount Etna. Made from Nerello Mascalase and Nerello Mantellato, with vines ranging from ancient to just very old, this is a complex wine that stylistically leans towards Barolo.
The South & The Islands
2021
£70.00
436
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
Planeta
Planeta are famed for their mastery of international varietals, but here they show they are equally adept at handling local varietals. A blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato, with lots of red berry fruits on the nose and a long supple palate.
The South & The Islands
2021
£70.00
438
Elegia Primitivo Reserva
Produttori Di Manduria
Vinified from fruit harvested from 50-year-old bush vines located in the Manduria area of Puglia, this wine shows a degree of restraint in comparison its new-world Zinfandel counterparts. Ripe red fruits, and spicy balsamic-like notes are supported by silky, structuring tannin. Full and rich without being over the top.
The South & The Islands
2020
£85.00
437
Passorosso IGT Tenuta di Passopisciaro
Franchetti
Etna reds are the next big thing in certain circles and Andrea Franchetti is probably making the best. Made entirely from Nerello Mascalese, the style lies between Barolo and Burgundy, with firm tannins and enthrallingly complex aromatics.
The South & The Islands
2017
£120.00
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
440
San Vincenzo
Anselmi
Frustrated by the regulations for producing Soave DOC, quality-driven wine-maker Roberto Anselmi has confected this delicious blend, mostly Garganega with some Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Pinot Bianco and Incrocio Manzoni; Aromas of tropical fruit, apricot, peach & lemon zest on the nose, with juicy well-balanced acidity on the palate with a lovely mineral finish.
Veneto & the North-East
2022
£55.00
442
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Riccardo Falchini
Vernaccia di San Gimignano is made on the slopes of the San Gimignano village. The wine is perfumed, light and fresh with a hint of crisp acidity.
Tuscany
2022
£55.00
452
Verdicchio Classico Superiore
Villa Bucci
Bucci are at the top of their game and this is one of the finest white wines in Italy. Complex and mineral, with good aging potential, but utterly delicious right now.
Marche
2022
£70.00
441
Gavi di Gavi
Ascheri
Ascheri produce great wines and are driven by a holistic view of food and wine’s ability to enhance each other. This is classic Gavi with some serious depth to it.
Piedmont & the North-West
2022
£80.00
451
La Segreta
Planeta
Planeta are possibly the most celebrated young winery in Sicily, consistently gathering accolades at home and abroad. This delicious blend of mainly Grecanico and Chardonnay, epitomises their clean fresh style that never disappoints.
The South & Islands
2022
£50.00
453
Etna Rosato
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Marco de Grazia can be credited as one of the pioneers rediscovering the black soils on the slopes of Mount Etna and who helped bring renewed interest to Sicily. His Rosato is bright, fresh, salmon pink and strawberry-scented, whilst balancing juiciness, softness and elegance.
The South & Islands
2021
£70.00
Spain
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
455
Rioja Seis de Luberri
Luberri
A 100% Tempranillo ‘half’ crianza that sees just six months in oak. Satisfying and juicy in equal measure, this is a great everyday Rioja, with a touch of spice and oak nuances, overlaying more-ish red and black fruit notes.
Rioja
2021
£45.00
456
Rioja Crianza
Gorrebusto Bodega Torre San Millan
A lovely, ripe crianza, from this small new-ish Bodega. Lots of succulent red fruits on the nose, supported by gentle vanilla oak tones, and long on the palate.
Rioja
2016
£45.00
458
Rioja Reserva
Seleccion de la Familia Luis Cañas
Luis Cañas has been running this estate as one of the most progressive in Rioja since the 70’s. This is a fabulous reserva with lots of ripe fruit, wrapped up in spicy oak.
Rioja
2018
£95.00
459
Rioja Gran Reserva 904
La Rioja Alta
The reserve 904 is a great example of fine old-school Rioja. The wine has tremendous structure, great body and mature flavours of liquorice, leather and fine, ripe fruit.
Rioja
2010
£175.00
463
Viña Tondonia Reserva
Lopez de Heredia
Tondonia’s lengthy aging & vineyard specific bottling make their wine’s paragons of both place and process. Superb in the traditional style, with the emphasis on mature tertiary aromas rather than primary fruit.
Rioja
2005
£225.00
464
La Cueva del Contador
Bodegas Contador
Benjamín Romeo’s wines are some of the most prized and lauded in Rioja. As none of the flagship ‘Contador’ was produced in this vintage, here is a great example of his second wine.
Rioja
2007
£220.00
461
Rioja Gran Reserva 890
La Rioja Alta
Only ever released after many years and only in the best vintages. Full, soft aromas and a satin-smooth palate make this a fine example of a grand old Rioja.
Rioja
2001
£395.00
467
Psi Peter Sisseck
Dominio De Pingus
A great expression of Ribera Del Duero fruit, fully harnessed by both traditional and modern techniques.
Ribera Del Duero
2021
£90.00
468
Finca Villacreces
Wonderfully full and expressive Ribera from this meticulously run property; well-balanced fruit and oak, with notes of dark plums, cherries & blackberries, with smoky tannins on the lengthy palate.
Ribera Del Duero
2019
£110.00
469
Flor de Pingus
Dominio De Pingus
This, the second wine of the fabulously expensive Pingus, is made from ancient, low-yielding Tempranillo vines; the wine is deep, almost black, with sweet black cherry on the nose and dense, dark creamy fruit on the palate.
Ribera Del Duero
2012
£200.00
475
Valbuena 5˚
Bodegas Vega Sicilia

The second wine of Vega Sicilia has an ardent following, and some even think that the less vigorous oak aging gives a fresher, more vital wine.
Ribera Del Duero
2012
£495.00
481
Único
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
The millennial offering from Vega is a full-scale wine with great depth and backbone, rather than fat and extraction; built to last yet utterly delicious now.
Ribera Del Duero
2000
£725.00
472
Único
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Vega Sicilia has long been held as the pinnacle of Spanish wine and this excellent example illustrates why. Meticulously produced from fruit from its unusual Bordeaux-influenced vineyard, the wine has a plummy depth and roundness that seems to go on forever.
Ribera Del Duero
1999
£750.00
474
Vega Sicilia Reserva Especial
Reserva Especial is regarded as the top wine of Spain's greatest winery, where the best parcels of the best vintages are blended to produce a wine of unrivalled opulence. This is the 2010 release and contains the 1991, 1994 and 1995 vintages.
Ribera Del Duero
N.V.
£850.00
477
Único
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Unico is without a doubt the finest wine in Spain and sits shoulder to shoulder alongside the world’s greatest. A big nineties release that ranks with the best wines ever produced here.
Ribera Del Duero
1994
£900.00
473
Único
Bodegas Vega Sicilia
Always stunning, this is one of the best releases of the single- vintage bottling from Vega Sicilia. Dense, full-bodied and concentrated.
Ribera Del Duero
1998
£950.00
476
Clos de Tafall
Clos Berenguer
This family run estate in Priorat was established in 1999; situated above a century old manganese mine that has been partially restored. This wine is predominantly Grenache and Syrah, supported by a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Generous and lively with well-integrated tannin.
Catalonia
2021
£65.00
482
Mas La Mola
A stunning offering from this young boutique winery; as good as anything else in Priorat, this is full bodied and powerful, with ripe tannins, mouth-watering acidity and a long, fruit-driven finish.
Catalonia
2021
£120.00
480
L’Ermita
Alvaro Palacios
The steep slate slopes of Priorat have never been associated with Spain’s most expensive wine; but through determination and no small amount of skill, Alvaro Palacios has changed all that. Made predominantly from Grenache, with a little Carignan and Cabernet, all from vines over 100 years old; this is incredibly concentrated, with immense black fruits and astounding complexity on the finish.
Catalonia
1998
£600.00
454
Vermell
Celler del Roure
Bright, fresh and fruity blend of Garnacha and Monastrell from this unique winery is medium-bodied and well-balanced with fine tannins.
Valencia
2020
£53.00
457
Pizarras Y Esquistos Mencia
Ponte de Boga
From the ancient, terraced slopes of Galicia’s Ribeira Sacra region, where the Atlantic air and schist soils yield wines with distinct character. This Mencia shows wonderful aromatic intensity, with bright fruit and floral aromas. A real crowd pleaser!
Galicia
2020
£65.00
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
488
Jarrate Blanco
Abel Mendoza
A unique blend of indigenous grape varieties supported by a small proportion of Torrontes and Tempranillo Blanco. A charming wine, driven by fresh stone fruit and floral aromas, unhindered by the use of oak.
Rioja
2021
£60.00
489
Rioja Blanco
Remelluri
Remelluri produce only tiny quantities of this outstanding white. The winery has a special dispensation within the Rioja D.O.C. to use international varietals such as Viognier and Marsanne, to produce what is quite possibly the best white wine in Spain.
Rioja
2012
£175.00
491
Txakoli
Bodegas Agerre
This fairly obscure region in the Basque country produces one of the most interesting and individual white wines in Spain. Crisp and dry with a slight spritz, this is a wonderful and unique wine.
Guetaria
2022
£60.00
492
Albarino
Palacio de Fefiñanes
Albarino is probably the most fashionable white wine in Spain right now, and Fefiñanes are one of the pioneers, being amongst the first to gain D.O. status. Typically bright and aromatic on the nose, but with a length and depth of flavour rarely achieved here.
Rias Baixas
2020
£85.00
493
Cullerot
Celler del Roure
Made in ancient amphora from a blend of classic Spanish & local old vine varietals, this is beautifully fresh white with a citrus peel character.
Valencia
2022
£60.00
Portugal
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
499
Vinho Verde
Marques de Lara
An easy-drinking wine displaying bright citrus and tropical fruits, with a crisp mineral finish. Light-bodied and low alcohol, with a refreshing touch of spritz; a classically proportioned style from this relatively young winery.
2022
£40.00
500
Branco
Redoma Niepoort Douro
Niepoort have transformed native Portuguese varietals into this refreshing yet balanced Burgundian-style wonder.
2021
£80.00
Bin Rosé Wine Year Bottle
502
Redoma Rosé
Niepoort
Banish any preconceptions of Portuguese rosé; this is fat and luscious, with heady layers of complexity; refreshing & lovely.
2022
£65.00
Bin Red Wine Year Bottle
501
Drink Me
Niepoort Douro
Niepoort deftly marry the complexity of classic Douro wines with an easily approachable lightness of touch, wherein soft tannins are balanced with a refreshing minerality.
2021
£50.00
504
Dão 'Rótulo'
Niepoort Quinta da Lomba
Dirk Niepoort's quest for quality vineyards outside of his traditional home of the Douro led to the inception of Rótulo in Dão in 2012. This medium-bodied offering shows typical Neipoort elegance and restraint.
2018
£55.00
503
Touriga Nacional
Quinta dos Carvalhais Dão
Quinta dos Carvalhais has been instrumental in pioneering the quality revolution of the Dão region; combining knowledge and tradition with modern winemaking techniques. This single-varietal wine presents itself as an excellent example of the noble Touriga Nacional and is only released in years of exceptional quality.
2021
£85.00
505
Reserva Old Vines
Quinta do Crasto Douro
A field blend of around 30 different varieties, sourced from a parcel of individually catalogued, 70-year-old vines at the Quinta. Rich and full, with complex aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar, vanilla, and spiced Douro fruit. This wine is a great showcase of the concentration that is characteristic of low-yielding, old vines.
2020
£110.00
506
Barca Velha
Casa Ferreirinha Douro
The finest dry red made in Portugal; although it has been in production since 1952 this is only the 18th release. Still young and showing an abundance of fruit, tannin and acidity.
2008
£900.00
Bin Port Year Bottle
509
Warre's
Possibly a bit underrated Warre’s Ports straddle the fine line between restraint and opulence. Still relatively young and sweet, this is a powerhouse of a wine.
1991
£275.00
511
Gould Campbell
Flying slightly under the radar this is the least known of the six Symington Port houses. Made to celebrate their 200th anniversary this is an excellent wine with serious structure and fruit.
1997
£170.00
514
Croft
A convincing return to form from this venerable name and also the first time the grapes were trodden by foot since 1963. An opulent palate with freshness and balance; starting to drink nicely now.
2003
£200.00
512
Smith Woodhouse
One of the lesser-known houses in the Symington portfolio Smith Woodhouse produce wine that show immense depth and concentration. Made in a slightly drier style and built for the long haul this is drinking beautifully now.
1994
£200.00
510
Dow
One of the all-time great Dow’s from one of the best, and almost universally declared, vintages of the last 40 years. A big and opulent Port, drinking well now and for a long time to come.
1994
£350.00
515
Fonseca
Fonseca consistently produce some of the most polished wines in the Douro. Smooth with plenty of ripe fruit still evident this is one of the best of this little declared vintage.
1992
£350.00
517
Taylor's
To many Taylor’s wines are the pinnacle of Vintage Port production and this is one of their finest of the modern era. A big wine from a hot vintage, this is a young and magnificently opulent wine.
2003
£275.00
Austria
Bin White Wine Year Bottle
521
Grüner Veltliner
Kamptaler Terrassen Weingut Bründlmayer Kamptal
Willi Bründlmayer’s excellent wines show thoughtful balance between the winemaker and the land. Spicy on the nose with medium body and lively acidity.
2020
£70.00
524
Riesling Smaragd
Loibenberg Weingut Knoll Wachau
Knoll are right up there with the best in Wachau, with decent holdings in the best vineyards. The style here is tight and concentrated with depth and power, whilst avoiding being tiring or over-exuberant.
2008
£115.00
525
Grüner Veltliner Smaragd
M’ F.X Pichler Wachau
F.X. Pichler is the biggest name in the Wachau and has trail-blazed the international perception of the region. The ‘M’ selection Grüners are made from the best grapes in the finest plots and are hedonistic brews.
2017
£240.00
526
Riesling Smaragd
Unendlich F.X Pichler Wachau
Perhaps the world’s finest dry Riesling, certainly Austria’s. Superlatives aplenty for this stunning wine.
2009
£335.00
Lebanon
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
546
Château Musar
Serge Hochar
This mid-weight vintage is perfectly balanced with excellent acidity & fine tannins; sweet bramble & hedgerow fruits linger sumptuously on the nose and lengthy palate.
Bekaa Valley
2017
£125.00
North America
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
582
Chardonnay
Les Noisetiers Kistler Sonoma Coast
Steve Kistler is without doubt at the forefront of Chardonnay production in California, and his wines can sit comfortably with the world’s finest. This is typical of his style of massive, sensual wines, where every component seems full-throttle, yet perfectly balanced.
Sonoma Country
2015
£260.00
602
Chardonnay
Red Shoulder Ranch Shafer Carneros
Full, voluptuous fruits & a gentle toasty-oak element combine to make a truly Epicurean premium Chardonnay, from one of Napa’s rising stars.
Napa and Carneros
2015
£175.00
603
Chardonnay
Hyde Vineyard Ramey Carneros
One of the most respected winemakers in California, David Ramey is making some of the very best Chardonnays in the US. Full of intense tropical fruit and supported by floral notes allowing the oak to integrate beautifully.
Napa and Carneros
2015
£200.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
594
Pinot Noir #br Russian River Valley Kistler Sonoma Coast
Kistler are renowned for making some of California’s best Chardonnays, but their equally impressive Pinot is rarely seen over here. Elegant and mid-bodied, with abundant fruit.
Sonoma County
2013
£260.00
605
Cabernet Sauvignon
Silverado
One of the most established names in Napa, Silverado make good quantities of the well-structured, savoury Cabernets that originally put the Napa Valley on the world-stage. This is proper Cabernet with all the varietal traits present and correct, focusing on balance rather than extraction.
Napa and Carneros
2015
£155.00
607
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cakebread Rutherford
Cakebread have been producing very serious wines since 1973, eschewing trends & producing thoughtful, tightly structured Cabernets. This excellent example epitomises that style, with a Bordelais structure, lifted by black fruits and blessed by the Californian sunshine.
Napa and Carneros
2020
£250.00
604
Syrah
Californio Hyde de Villaine Caneros
From the joint venture between Aubert de Villaine of DRC in Burgundy & Larry Hyde in Napa. Very well-defined & balanced Syrah, reminiscent of fine Crozes-Hermitage.
Napa and Carneros
2014
£240.00
610
Cabernet Sauvignon
Fay Vineyard Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Renowned for quality, Stag’s Leap wines balance richness with structure. The Fay vineyard is a particular Napa ‘hot-spot’ and the wines produced there exhibit very forward and opulent fruits.
Napa and Carneros
2011
£300.00
615
Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Paul Hobbs St. Helena
Paul Hobbs single vineyard Cabernets are amongst the very finest in Napa. Opulent, assertive & powerful, yet polished; with a lengthy finish.
Napa and Carneros
2010
£500.00
612
Cabernet Sauvignon
Martha’s Vineyard Heitz Cellars St. Helena
Joe Heitz was one of the pioneers of Napa Cabernet and his Martha’s Vineyard set the standard that many others have striven to emulate & typifies the power and finesse expected from top-flight Napa Cabernet.
Napa and Carneros
2010
£750.00
618
Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Paul Hobbs Oakville
To Kalon dates from the 19th century and is one of the greatest vineyards in Napa, commanding the highest price for its fruit in the whole of the US. This is top-flight Cabernet and receives the highest critical plaudits year after year.
Napa and Carneros
2009
£600.00
619
Maya
Dalla Valle Oakville
Established in the 1980’s, praised in the 1990’s, Dalla Valla’s super cuvee was the wine of the vintage in 2000. Produced in minute quantities from a four-acre hillside site, this is one of California’s rarest and most collectable wines.
Napa and Carneros
2000
£695.00
620
Cabernet Sauvignon RBS
Beckstoffer To Kalon Schrader Oakville
Schrader are right at the top of the tree in Napa, producing some of the most highly rated and collectable Cabs. Made from single berry section this is an incredibly opulent offering from a tough vintage.
Napa and Carneros
2011
£995.00
629
Monte Bello
Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains
Opening up and ready to drink, this is a relatively youthful example of the longest-lived of all the great Californian Cabernet Sauvignons. Voluptuous and concentrated, with seemingly never-ending layers of blackcurrants and cassis.
Santa Cruz & Monterey
2007
£650.00
628
Patrina Syrah
Alban San Luis Obispo
Made with estate-grown grapes from some of the younger vines throughout the property’s disparate terroirs. This takes up where the old Central Coast Syrah left off and offers a better introduction to Alban’s marvellous wines.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2009
£160.00
636
Estate Grenache
Alban San Luis Obispo
John Alban is the great pioneer of Rhône varietals, and as others have fallen by the wayside the wines here have grown in stature. Only 300 cases of this vintage were produced with a big 98 score from Parker, making this very collectable and hard to find.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2006
£275.00
635
Raven Series Grenache
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Rated as one of the world’s best Grenaches; as good as anything from the Rhône or Barossa, from one of California’s hottest cult wineries.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2006
£425.00
633
Pictures Grenache
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Probably the best Grenache in California and fêted by some as the best in the new world. The accent here is on a feeling of graceful completeness rather than sheer attack of fruit.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2007
£425.00
634
Labels Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
More cult Rhônery from this beyond cult winery. Big and bracing by SQN’s standards, this is gorgeous stuff.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2007
£425.00
640
The Line Grenache
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
A rare chance to try a great release from this idiosyncratic and hugely collectable winery.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2008
£475.00
631
Dark Blossom Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Syrah with a couple of other Rhône varietals added for complexity. Full-scale and lavish in the Sine Qua Non style.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2007
£600.00
642
The Thrill of Stamp Collecting Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Manfred Krankle’s Rhône-inspired wines are amongst the most highly prized wines in California.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2009
£600.00
632
Upside Down Grenache
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Big wine that doesn’t want for freshness or finesse. Grenache with a seasoning of Syrah and Mouvedre.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2009
£600.00
637
Stock Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
And some more Sine Qua Nonsense. The Syrah is the one to go for in this vintage and is full without going overboard.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2012
£600.00
627
♂ Male Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
Tired of simply giving each wine a different name every year Manfred Krankle has started to use symbols instead. Once more the flavours are copious, the experience hedonistic.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2013
£645.00
639
Ode to E Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
And it is at this point that things get very silly indeed. The top wine in a series of occasional releases, this has spent four years in wood and is released in microscopic quantities, with huge Parker points hence the funny money price.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2004
£840.00
630
Patine Syrah
Sine Qua Non Santa Barbara
One of SQN’s hyper-rare late releases. Dense and concentrated, this bears some resemblance to Giugal’s top La La Cote Rôtie’s.
Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
2011
£1200.00
641
Pinot Noir
Lenné Yamhill-Carlton District
Made from estate-grown fruit at this excellent small winery set up in 2000. The quality here is fairly jaw-dropping, with all the components delivering sensory pleasure harmoniously
Oregon
2015
£120.00
643
Pinot Noir
Beaux Frères Willamette Valley
Beaux Frères is a joint venture involving über-critic Robert Parker that is much talked about but seldom seen in the UK. A rich, smooth and plump Pinot, that should be a real crowd pleaser.
Oregon
2014
£250.00
644
Pinot Noir
Botanica Antica Terra Willamette Valley
A very small boutique operation, making intense wines from vineyards that seem to be more rock than soil. Concentrated and lush, backed up with compelling structure.
Oregon
2016
£325.00
South America
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
646
Chardonnay
Clos des Fous 'Locura 1' Malleco Valley
As Chile’s most southerly established wine region, the industry in Malleco Valley is still very much in its embryonic stages. The name ‘Fous’ (crazy) is used to describe this project’s philosophy of crossing traditional viticultural boundaries. This cool-climate Chardonnay is unoaked, with bight acidity and a persistent mineral finish.
Chile
2021
£70.00
648
Chardonnay
Catena Alta Mendoza
Dr Nicolas Catena is widely thought of as Argentina’s most progressive winemaker, and this astounding Chardonnay is a worthy testament to his skills. It’s remarkable subtlety, and serious, creamy complexity, rank it as truly fine wine, on par with California’s most exclusive boutique wines and top end white Burgundy.
Argentina
2019
£90.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
654
Carmenère
Montes Alpha Colchagua Valley
Carmenère was once thought to be Merlot when originally planted in Chile, but now is poised to become one of the country’s premium varieties. Well-balanced and savoury wine, with ample fruit and a fresh, structured palate.
Chile
2021
£55.00
658
Clos Apalta
Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle Colchagua Valley
Clos Apalta is a prestige brand owned by Casa Lapostolle, operating as a completely separate project & behaving like a Bordeaux property in all senses. This Carmenère-dominated blend is a truly opulent & dense wine. Sleek and polished with a strong personality.
Chile
2015
£170.00
659
Almaviva
Baron Philippe de Rothschild & Vina Concha y Toro Puente Alto
The launch of Almaviva was a major milestone in the development of the Chilean wine industry; the favourable encounter between two influences: Chilean soil, climate, and vines combined with French winemaking traditions. The result is an exceptionally elegant, powerful and complex wine of unmistakable quality.
Chile
2016
£425.00
661
Felino Malbec
Viña Cobos Mendoza
Full & ripe Malbec from low yielding & high-altitude vineyards. Rich dark berries & plum flavours with a hint of graphite & firm tannins, balanced with a touch of spice and a focused finish.
Argentina
2022
£60.00
664
Malbec
Catena Alta Mendoza
This is one of the very best Malbecs produced anywhere; filled with gorgeous, creamy black fruits and supple silky tannins, this is very fine wine.
Argentina
2018
£140.00
665
Bramare Malbec
Viña Cobos Mendoza
Viña Cobos is the pet project of respected Californian wine-maker Paul Hobbs, who has been working in Mendoza since the late eighties. Full-scale, juicy and rich, yet elegant and never overbearing.
Argentina
2020
£140.00
660
Finca Mirador Malbec
Achaval Ferrer Mendoza
Stunning concentration is achieved by the old vines used here, to produce a rich and complex wine, with superb elegance; quite possibly the finest red wine in Argentina.
Argentina
2015
£260.00
South Africa
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
3
Chenin Blanc
Jordan Estate
Gary and Kathy Jordan are pioneers of sustainable agriculture & produce some of the most exciting wines in the Cape. Lightly oaked with fresh, zingy acidity and expressive, honeyed fruit.
Stellenbosch
2022
£55.00
671
Chardonnay
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Thelema's take on the classic Burgundian varietal; juicy marmalade fruit, complex yeasty flavours, balanced with fine oak.
Stellenbosch
2020
£65.00
673
Sauvignon Blanc
Iona
South African Sauvignons are one of the Cape’s great success stories, combining the aromatics associated with New Zealand, yet retaining the fresh acidity of their French counterparts. Ripe, green fruits on the nose, the palate has both crispness and decent breadth.
Elgin
2023
£60.00
670
Aristargos
David & Nadia
David and Nadia Sadie run one of the most exciting terroir-led wineries in SA. This Chenin-based blend is richly exotic whilst retaining a lovely freshness and balance.
Swartland
2016
£80.00
674
Geelkapel Muscat de Frontignan
AA Badenhorst
Adi Badenhorst is at the forefront of wine production in Swartland and is making some of the best wines in SA. A limited, single vineyard release, this is a wonderful waxy and dry Muscat.
Swartland
2017
£110.00
675
Chardonnay
Hamilton Russell
Established in 1975, Hamilton Russell has a great reputation for making very good Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The wine has a richly nuanced and slightly spicy bouquet. On the palate it is silky, yet full-bodied, with fabulous oak, melon and fresh, crisp, herbaceous flavours.
Walker Bay
2020
£120.00
676
The FMC Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester
World-class Chenin Blanc and probably South Africa’s best. Very assured and grown up in style; dry with a hint of residual sugar and reminiscent of a top Vouvray.
Stellenbosch
2022
£130.00
Bin Rosé Wine Region Year Bottle
669
Pinotage Rosé
Delheim
From the first winery in the world to produce a Rosé from Pinotage, this is lightly spicy & lively, yet still elegant.
Simonsberg, Stellenbosch
2022
£45.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
696
Hawequas
Mont du Toit
A very juicy blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot & Tinta Barocca, that just oozes style.
Cape of Good Hope
2017
£50.00
678
Pinotage
Springfontein
A hand-crafted Pinotage, from this young and well-regarded winery. Spicy and soft, with ripe tannins and a long, elegant finish.
Walker Bay
2020
£55.00
685
Shiraz
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Thelema’s whole range sits at the pinnacle of Cape winemaking. A generous, soft and spicy wine, drinking beautifully now.
Stellenbosch
2018
£65.00
680
Cabernet Sauvignon
Jordan Estate
Stylistically benefiting from the wine-makers Californian training; this is not over-powering, but full of fruit, soft tannins and oak, working in a harmonious food-friendly manner.
Stellenbosch
2021
£70.00
688
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
Nelson Family Vineyards
Full-bodied, rich and chocolatey, this is an elegant Bordeaux-style blend, with a lovely herbaceous character.
Paarl
2018
£60.00
687
Cabernet Sauvignon
Thelema Mountain Vineyards
Inspired wine-making and high-altitude vineyards impart a fullness and sophistication that competes with most other world-class Cabernets.
Stellenbosch
2020
£80.00
697
Pinot Noir
Peter Max Crystallum Wines
This is first rate Pinot Noir from the most esteemed producer of this varietal in the Cape. Medium-bodied, complex and structured, yet elegant and balanced.
Hemel-en-Aarde
2022
£110.00
683
Trilogy
Warwick Estate
The top wine from this young winery is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Showing great richness and complexity, with plenty of round fruit and gentle vanilla oak.
Stellenbosch
2018
£110.00
684
Estate Wine
Rust-en-Vrede
Rust-en-Vrede’s signature wine is one of South Africa’s finest. Mostly Cabernet with a touch of Merlot & Shiraz, full of blackberries & cherries, with a dash of vanilla from lengthy oak ageing.
Stellenbosch
2019
£120.00
686
Pinot Noir
Hamilton Russell Vineyards
Hamilton Russell are one of the few estates to produce a world class Pinot in the Cape. Classic Pinot character with wild red-fruits and warm woodland aromas, and a rich silky finish on the palate.
Walker Bay
2020
£185.00
694
Breton Cabernet Franc
Lukas Van Loggerenberg
This Cabernet Franc is classically styled, showcasing Lukas’s passion for elegant, drinkable wines. There’s notes of violets and mulberries, with just a hint of bell-pepper adding complexity.
Stellenbosch
2017
£130.00
690
Cabernet Franc
Anthonij Rupert
The flagship wine of Rupert estates and only produced in tiny quantities. Extremely elegant and refined, this is reminiscent of the finest St-Émilions.
Franschhoek
2014
£150.00
691
MR de Compostella
Mvemve Raats
Really exciting and one of the most highly rated wines in South Africa. A full-size Bordeaux-blend built around Cabernet Franc; big and impressive, though not without restraint.
Stellenbosch
2018
£200.00
695
Granite Syrah
Mullineux
Mullineux is certainly one of the current ‘superstar’ producers in South Africa. Always the most perfumed and elegant of the single-terroir reds, it offers up fresh red plum, graphite and black cherries, with a leafy black raspberry edge and fine tannins.
Swartland
2016
£250.00
682
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Vergelegen
Vergelegen are at the top of the pile in South Africa, and this is their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, benefitting from almost 2 years in French oak. Rich and full-scale, whilst retaining great balance and poise.
Stellenbosch
2014
£275.00
Australia
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
713
Shiraz/Sangiovese
Coriole
Coriole have long excelled at blending this Italian varietal with the classic Aussie stalwart, Shiraz; matching Sangioveses’ typically firm tannins, yet in possession of a ripe core of fruit to express it’s Australian heritage; with succulent red fruit & savoury spice, clove & cinnamon on the lengthy palate.
McLaren Vale
2022
£50.00
715
Dead Arm Shiraz
d’Arenburgh
The top wine from d’Arenburgh’s excellent and exciting range of wines has become significantly scarcer and more expensive, as recent vintages have come under the critical spotlight. This very fine ’18 is in the style typical of rich and expansive Shiraz that coats the palate, whilst still remaining more-ish.
McLaren Vale
2018
£175.00
731
St Henri Shiraz
Penfolds
This label was revived in 1953, the same year Grange was created. For many years seen as the equal of Grange (although intentionally more elegant in style) it is now somewhat neglected, but still utterly brilliant.
Barossa & Eden Valley
2009
£200.00
733
Magill Estate
Penfolds
Penfolds are known for favouring multi-region blends at all levels, right up to Grange. The Magill is their only single estate wine, a 100% Shiraz from a very old historic plot, now nestling in the suburbs of Adelaide/
Barossa & Eden Valley
2003
£275.00
725
Hill of Grace
Henschke
Hill of Grace is one of Australia’s most iconic wines and is the only wine to really stand shoulder to shoulder with Grange. It differs from its rival as it is site specific to a tiny patch of 19th century vines, that only produce a few hundred cases of this wonderful wine.
Barossa & Eden Valley
2008
£900.00
737
Shiraz/Viognier
Clonakilla
Inspired by the wines of the Northern Rhône, Shiraz/Viognier blends have established themselves as an up-and-coming Australian wine style with Clonakilla one of the originators. Ripe, perfumed and perhaps a little bit Rhône-y on the nose with a rich, balanced and supple palate.
New South Wales
2019
£275.00
765
Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon
Leeuwin Estate
Leeuwin exploit the cool micro-climates of the Margaret River to produce this very fine Bordeaux-style Cabernet. Beautifully assembled, with mocha, cassis and cigar-box aromas, with elegant tannins wrapped around the warm dark fruit on the palate.
Western Australia
2013
£175.00
763
Cabernet/Merlot
Diana Madeline Cullen
Consistently rated as the best Cabernet in Australia. Rich, vibrantly full, with succulent, blackcurrant fruit. Intensely perfumed, the oak has integrated with the soft, hedge-row fruit, to produce a velvety smooth finish.
Western Australia
2010
£220.00
776
Farrside Pinot Noir
By Farr
Garry and Nick Farr have a long affinity with Dujac in Burgundy and it shows in their wines. These hand-crafted Pinots are amongst the very best in Australia and are as good as any produced in the New World.
Victoria
2020
£200.00
772
Thousand Candles
The first release of one of the most talked about wines to emerge from Australia in recent years. This is a Shiraz-dominated blend, with the emphasis on purity and precision, rather than brute power.
Victoria
2011
£175.00
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
717
The Contours Riesling
Pewsey Vale
Pewsey Vale is the oldest winery in the Eden Valley and is a renowned Riesling specialist. Australian Riesling tends to resemble Alsatian Riesling more than its German counterparts, as it is dry, with distinctive lime notes on the nose.
Barossa & Eden Valley
2015
£85.00
753
Chardonnay
The Lane
Esteemed winemaker John Edwards long-held dream to produce refined wines in a Burgundian style, led to the creation of The Lane Vineyard, taking advantage of the region’s (relatively speaking) cooler climate and using exuberant, ripe fruit matured in French oak casks, underscoring this Chardonnay with freshness and minerality. v
Adelaide Hills
2021
£55.00
754
Sauvignon Blanc
Shaw & Smith
A big and juicy take on Sauvignon, make this one of Australia's best examples from this progressive producer. Deliciously ripe and fresh with tropical fruit aromatics. ve
Adelaide Hills
2022
£70.00
755
Chardonnay
Stella Bella
Since Stella Bella’s inception in the early 2000’s their reputation for crafting fine wines from Margaret River fruit has grown to enviable levels. Their Chardonnay is a standout wine, with restrained oak and stone fruits, marrying together beautifully.
Western Australia
2019
£90.00
756
Art Series Chardonnay
Leeuwin Estate
One of the best Chardonnays in Australia, or the entire New World for that matter. Dense, with great minerality, tropical fruit and even a touch of honey, but showing great balance and extraordinary length. ve
Western Australia
2014
£230.00
New Zealand
Bin White Wine Region Year Bottle
805
Sauvignon Blanc
Isabel Estate Marlborough
Highly regarded since the mid-nineties for wines that forgo the explosive aromatics of Marlborough Sauvignon, whilst retaining the purity, with an almost Loire-like elegance. Fine and concentrated, with the added wood component lending complexity and not just oak.
South Island
2022
£65.00
811
Chardonnay
Jane Hunters Marlborough
Aged in new French oak barriques, and almost Burgundian in style, with delicious apple and pungent fruit flavours, combined with a smoky oakiness.
South Island
2018
£75.00
813
Chardonnay
Dog Point Marlborough
This complex yet lightly oaked Chardonnay balances the crisp freshness of juicy citrus and stone fruit, with buttery creaminess, complimented with its signature gunflint smokiness.
South Island
2019
£90.00
803
Sauvignon Blanc
Palliser Estate Martinborough
An iconic Martinborough style of Sauvignon Blanc that is serious yet subtle, while still possessing vibrant tropical and citrus fruit characteristics.
North Island
2021
£48.00
815
Gewurztraminer
Lovat Vineyard Dry River Estate Martinborough
Dry River are a well-established boutique producer making some of the finest wines in New Zealand. Rich and sumptuous Gewurztraminer, that is arguably the best in the southern hemisphere.
North Island
2014
£120.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year Bottle
823
Pinot Noir
Palliser Martinborough
From the highly respected Palliser Estate, this is a deliciously ripe and generous fruit-driven wine, that delivers unmistakable Pinot Noir character.
North Island
2021
£65.00
820
Pinot Noir
Dry River Estate Martinborough
Rated as one of New Zealand’s best Pinots; classy in every way, with exotic gamey fruits that seem to go on forever on the lengthy finish.
North Island
2015
£200.00
826
Pinot Noir
Mount Edward Central Otago
This extremely fine boutique wine from the world’s most southerly vineyards is produced in minuscule quantities to huge critical acclaim; possessing excellent balance between power and elegance.
South Island
2019
£120.00
825
Pinot Noir
Mount Difficulty Central Otago
Interest in Central Otago has snowballed in the last few years. This dark, pungent and seriously concentrated Pinot has depth and complexity in abundance.
South Island
2020
£110.00
828
Pinot Noir
Bannockburn Felton Road Central Otago
Felton Road are undoubtedly one of the leading wineries in Otago; setting the standard for New Zealand Pinot Noir since the 1990s. This meticulously crafted wine displays sweet raspberry and cherry fruit, met with a finely tuned herbal uplift. Elegant and stylish, rather than assertive.
South Island
2022
£165.00
Half Bottles
Bin White Wine Region Year Half Bottle
869
Soave
Pieropan
Dry and crisp wine from one of Soave's benchmark producers.
Veneto, Italy
2022
£37.00
870
Verdicchio Classico Superiore
Villa Bucci
Complex, mineral and a fine wine by anyone’s yardstick; one of Italy’s best whites.
Marche, Italy
2021
£43.00
871
Sancerre
Domaine Tissier
Delicate aromas of lime and ripe fruit on the nose, with deliciously racy acidity.
Loire, France
2022
£45.00
Bin Red Wine Region Year Half Bottle
879
Gigondas
Domaine Saint Gayan
Very drinkable, Grenache-based, Chateauneuf-style wine.
Southern Rhône, France
2019
£45.00
878
Malterdinger Spatburgunder
Bernard Huber
Complex and elegant, reminiscent of Chambolle Musigny in style.
Baden, Germany
2018
£50.00
873
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Mont-Redon
Elegant & balanced Châteauneuf from this well-regarded estate.
Southern Rhône, France
2019
£75.00
876
Barolo
Massolino
Well-made and fully proportioned Nebbiolo, from vineyards around Serralunga d’Alba. ve
Piedmont, Italy
2020
£88.00
Bin Sweet Wine Region Year Bottle
898
Carte d’Or Baumard
Coteaux du Layon
Deliciously light & refreshing, from hand-harvested Chenin Blanc grapes.
Loire, France
2021
£42.00
890
Old Premium Liqueur Topaque
Morris of Rutherglen
500ml bottle
An incredibly sweet blend of extremely old Muscadelle wines; one of the finest examples of this uniquely Australian style.
Victoria, Australia
N.V.
£70.00
895
Noble One Botrytis Semillon
De Bortoli
Big, powerful and sophisticated; Australia’s best sweet wine.
Australia
2018
£80.00
889
I Capitelli
Anselmi
Made from 100% Garganega grapes, this is deliciously full-bodied and luscious, with honeyed apricot & pear on the palate.
Italy
2015
£85.00
892
Cabernet Franc Icewine
Peller Family Estate
A rarely seen, rich & utterly delicious red grape example of this Canadian speciality.
Niagara, Canada
2017
£195.00
859
Ermitage Vin de Paille
M.Chapoutier
This extraordinarily rare & deliciously sweet wine is made from Marsanne grapes dried on straw; concentrated yet showing outstanding balance & great length.
Rhône, France
1999
£225.00