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Welcome to the Imperial Hotel drinks menu & wine list
There's an extensive choice when you're considering what to drink at Imperial Hotel. Quench your thirst with a soft drink, beer, cocktail or cup of tea. The choice is yours. We're renowned for our superbly curated wine list, Nick's particular baby. It features superb wines from around the world, all tasted by Nick to ensure they've earned their place on our list. If you'd like any help choosing, simply ask.
To view our drinks menu and wine list in full, simply click on the title, and the full list for that section will appear.
Come on in, take a seat and let us serve you a drink. In our Covid Secure world, table service throughout the hotel, including Bar Fizz, is now the norm. Whatever your fancy, whether you're after a cup of tea or coffee, a soft drink, cocktails, gin, spirits or wine, you've come to the right place. Alcohol is served from 11am.
Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green, Super Fruits, Peppermint, Chamomile & Decaffeinated
Espresso topped with hot milk & foam
Café Latte £3.10
Espresso diluted with hote steamed milk, topped with a dash of foam
Espresso diluted with a dash of hote water
Warm frothy milk, marshmallows & topped with chocolate dust
Cafetière of coffee £2.90 / £5.80
Cafetière of decaffeinated coffee £2.90
Hot Chocolate £3.30 (£3.80 with whipped cream on top)
Liquer Coffee ( please ask for selection and prices)
Strathmore Still or Sparkling Water
330ml small bottle £2.60 / 750ml large bottle £4.70
200 ml Fruit Juice babies £2.50
J20 (please ask for flavours) £3.25
Sqaush & water Pint £1.20
Carbonated Soft Drinks
Red Bull £3.75
Sparkling Elderflower £3.25
Bottled Coke (200ml) ££2.90
Bottled Diet Coke (200ml) £2.60
Diet Coke / Lemonade Half £2.30 / Pint £3.85
Fruit Juice & Lemonade Half £2.95 / Pint £3.85
Draught Beer & Cider
Stella Artois Lager 4.86 Pint £4.80
Becks Vier 4.0% Pint £4.20
Woodforde Wherry 3.8% Pint £4.40
East Coast Bitter 4.0% Pint £4.40
Norfolk Adder Cider 4.5% Pint £4.70
Lager Shandy Half £2.10 / Pint £4.20
Bottled Beer & Cider
Guinness Surger £4.70
Old Speckled Hen 500ml £4.90
Kopparberg Fruit Cider 500ml £4.90
Becks Blue (Non Alcoholic) £3.00
Tequila Sunrise £6.95
Tequila, Orange Juice & Grenadine
Vodka, Cointreau & cranberry juice with a squeeze of lime
Gin & Vermouth served with an olive
Kir Royale £7.50
Crème de Cassis topped with Prosecco.
Sparkling Orchard Mocktail £4.50
Apple Juice, Elderflower & Soda
Gin - let the fun beGin
Bombay Sapphire 25ml £3.50
Soft juniper aroma finished by earthy and slight peppery notes
Gordon's London Dry 25ml £3.20
Instant citrus aromas creating a dry, fresh experience
Gordon's Pink Gin 25ml £3.20
Gordon's balanced with the sweet taste of raspberries, strawberries and the tang of redcurrant
Tangueray 25ml £3.90
Good hint of liquorice and a slight spice with a long, tingling finish
Hendrick's 25ml £4.30
Very floral with a slight spice and lingering flavour
Bullards Norwich Dry Gin 25ml £4.40
Infused with Tonka beans, with a light yet warming feel and strong citrus notes
Bullards Strawberry & Black Pepper Gin 25ml £4.40
The sweet aroma of fresh strawberries contrast with initial warming black pepper and juniper and lemon on the finish.
This list is only a short beGINing - please ask for specials and other gins we have in stock. The range changes monthly!
Life Happens - Gin helps!
Schweppes Tonic £2.20 or Slimline £2.15
Schweppes Bitter Lemon £2.15
Schweppes Orange Juice £3.30
Fever-Tree Tonic £2.55 or Slimline £2.40
Fever-Tree Elderflower, Mediterranean or Aromatic Tonics £2.55
Did you say Gym? I heard Gin! Don't forget...
Lemon slice, lime wedge, orange wheel or cucumber stick ....
Smirnoff Vodka £3.20
Famous Grouse Whisky £3.20
Jack Daniels £3.60
Tia Maria £3.30
Southern Comfort £3.50
Martell Cognac £4.00
Cinzano Bianco £4.10
Martini Rosso £4.10
Martini Extra Dry £4.10
Croft Sherry £4.00
Harveys Bristol Cream £4.00
Tio Pepe £4.00
Ruby Port £4.00
Taylors Crusted Port £4.00
Nick says: "Having spent much of my working life involved with wine, either in sommelier competitions during and after university, or over the 36 years that I have worked here, I have tried to create a wine list that includes good wines from around the world."
"I am often asked what my favourite wine is, and my answer would be that I really do not have one. There are so many great wines made in the world that it depends upon the occasion, on what I am eating, and the time of year. At Imperial Hotel, I have chosen some fantastic wines from both individual family producers to large winemaking companies. They all have their place on our list and I have tasted them all. I am a great believer in 'drink what you like, when you like,' and wine is all part of the occasion of dining out. The more you enjoy what we have to offer at Imperial Hotel, the better the wine will taste. I hope you enjoy our selection and that you have a delicious meal. If you would like to discuss a particular wine or need some help with choosing, please feel free to ask."
"I have selected a range of House wines from around the world that offer a variety of grape types to suit many dishes, and which are all available by the glass or the bottle. You might also like to try our local, English, award-winning Winbirri wine from Norfolk. And just a note about changes to listed wine vintages - when stocks of present vintages are exhausted, we aim to offer the most suitable alternative vintage. Several wines are vegan - please ask for more information if this is something you're interested in."
All house wines are priced at £22.50 per bottle.
If you prefer to drink by the glass prices are:
£4.20 per 125ml
£5.55 per 175ml
£7.60 per 250ml
700 2020 Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie (Italy). Straw yellow in colour with golden reflexes. The bouquet is ample with fruity notes. The wine is full, pleasant and well balanced.
706 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Pale Clouds, Malborough, (New Zealand). A delightful fresh Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's top region for this grape, Marlborough. The wine has a briskness and elegance but is nonetheless brimful of grassy, lemony freshness with a touch of peach and guava.
708 2020 Chardonnay, The Home Farm (South East Australia). Generous aromas of passionfruit & mango, with hints of honeycomb and vanilla oak. The palate is rich and creamy with peach and sweet citrus flavours that lead to a long finish.
711 2019 Pinot Grigio Blush, Belfiore, (Italy). A pale salmon pink rosé, delicate floral aromas and hints of apricot and pear.
339 2017 Blush Zinfandel, Adriana, (California). A salmon pink rosé wine, with hints of strawberries & raspberries. A medium-sweet style for those who prefer wine not too dry.
712 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Altitudes Reserva (Chile). An attractive red colour, with hues of purple. Rich berry aromas, with well integrated sweet spices. Medium to full bodied with a good structure and lingering finish.
714 2017 Malbec, Silver Valley, Mendoza (Argentina). Deep purplish in colour. Aromas of red and black fruits with hints of flora aromas. The oak provides vanilla, chocolate and roasted coffee in blance with the fruit. The palate is fleshy with ripe and sweet tannins. Long and elegant finish.
716 2018 Merlot Reserva, Gran Araucaria (Chile). A fine complex wine with dry fruits, truffle and spice. Its tannins are mellow and soft with a silky after taste.
718 2019 Shiraz, Miranda Estate (South Australia). This shiraz offers a rich and silky palate with generous fruit flavours balanced by hints of plum with a nuance of chocolate.
All priced by the bottle.
2 2018 Château de Fontenille, Bordeaux. £25.50. From the Entre-Deux-Mers region this red Boredeaux with a blend pf 80% merlot and 20 Cabernet Sauvignon is well structured and full bodied with characteristic plush red fruit flavours and smoky, cigar-box notes on the palate.
8 2015 Pomerol, Jean-Pierre Moueix. £36.95. An accessible, supple and classic wine bottled by the company that own Chateau Petrus the 2006 has smooth tannins with ripe fruits and floral note.
9 2017 Corney and Barrow Saint-Émilion, Grand Cru, Jean-Pierre Moueix. £31.95 An appealing,well balanced wine with elevated perfumed notes with a luscious bramble character, hints of spice and clean minerality.
10 2018 Château La Courolle, Saint-Émilion. £29.50. The very aromatic nose is incredibly flattering, harmoniously combining vanilla and wild strawberries. The mouth is supple with silky tannins.
11 2018 Château Macquin, Saint-Georges, Saint-Émilion £31.50. This wine is a deep ruby red in colour, with alluring aromas of ripe red cherry, cassis and a hint of liquorice. The palate is full-bodied with silky, ripe tannins. Concentrated flavours of ripe red fruits, tobacco and graphite are balanced by a lifted acidity. (Vegan)
12 2016 Château de La Marque, Cru Bourgeois, Haut Medoc. £38.95. A wine with good red fruit, fresh with a hint of spice. Very savoury red fruit suppleness, dry on the palate with a medium body and elegance.
14 2016 Château Barrail du Blanc, Grand Cru Saint-Émilion. £38.95. This tiny estate always produces tender, 'heart on sleeve' wines; but with grip and the ability to drink young and age well. Deepest ruby in colour, the nose is red fruit, dark and earthy. The palate by contrast is silky on entry, with generous, sweet flavours, a succulent, medium-weight concentration and excellent, fresh length.
16 2014 Château Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Moulis Cru Borgeois Supéreieur £39.50. A satisfyingly rich, structured, classical claret offering real quality and character with some good bottle age and really drinking well
18 2010 Château Langoa Saint Julien £97.00. Exceptionally fragrant this year, this Ch. Langoa Barton wine displays enticing aromas of both red and black fruits. The fruit continues strongly on the palate, but the wine retains a very fine elegance, while the tannins and acidity imbue it with an excellent structure, and there is excellent persistence and length on the finish.
French Country Wine
22 2014 Seigneurie de Crouseilles, Madiran. £30.00. Château de Crouseilles Madiran expresses beautifully the distinctive aromas and flavours of the Tannat grape. Silky on the mouth with rich ripe notes of blackcurrants, complimented by hints of fresh black pepper and cloves. This savoury wine is generous and has wonderfully ripe and sweet tannins. To pair with grilled meat and matured cheeses.
40 2018 Beaujolais Villages, Louis Tête £26.95. Light purple in colour, with an elegant, fresh intense nose of soft red fruits. The palate is equally open and fleshy with lots of fruit and little tannin. Wonderfully soft and accessible, plenty of character backed by good balancing acidity.
42 2019 Fleurie, Dominique Morel £34.00. Classic Cru Beaujolais with an excellent Gamay nose with hints of fruit and toffee. However there is enough structure on the palate to give the wine body and finesse.
46 2017 Pinot Noir Bourgogne Rouge, Louis Jadot £31.95. An oak-aged Burgundy with a deliciously concentrated Pinot Noir character, cherried fruit and soft tannins.
50 2018 Aloxe Corton, Domaine Chevalier 1er Cru £74.00. An opulent and ripe, red wine with flavours of strawberry fruit. Wonderfully expressive and powerful in the mouth it finishes with soft silky tannins and an animal richness so typical of Pinot Noir.
57 2013 Nuits-St–Georges, Louis Jadot £60.00. A classically rich, generous wine with a pungent bouquet and a sturdy structure. Maturation for 15 to 18 months in a barrel gives the wine great structure, a firm body, rounded tannins and an enticing complex palate.
58 2012 Hospices de Beaune Premier Cru Cuvée Maurice Drouhin. £120.95. Black cherry red in colour. Luscious development in oak with classic earthy farmyard aromas. Hints of blackcurrant on the palate with a secondary taste of saddle leather. Very seductive quality wine with years of potential life.
66 2018 St. Nicholas-de-Bourgueil Les Graviers, Domaine de Bourg. £30.505. This wine is a generous ripe red and forest fruit on the nose, with a refreshing acidity and delicate mineral finish on the palate.
Rhône & South of France
70 2019 Côte du Rhône, Les Terrers du Roy. £27.95. Ripe aromas of jammy dark fruit, cherry, liquorice and speices with very mellow tannins and crisp acidity.
72 2018 Crozes Hermitage, Maison les Alexandrins. £31.00. Aromas of ripe black cherry, violets and blackberries, notes of tobacco and sweet spice combine with silky, well-integrated tannins
76 2016 Châteauneuf Du Pape, Closerie de Vaudieu 'Château de Vaudieu'. £45.95. A stunning example of what this well-known region does so well, berry liquorice and bacl pepper on the nose, ripe tannins with cassis and herb character to finish.
All priced by the bottle
Italian Red Wine
100 2018 Chianti Poggiotondo. £30.00. This organic wine is deep red in colour. Thenose is elegant with a blend of dark ripe fruits and a hint of earthiness. The palate has supple, velvety tannins with flavours of spicy, sweet dark cherry and wild hedgerow and a soft mouthfeel leading to a long, complex finish. (Vegan)
104 2018 Poggio Al Moro, Enrico Santini, Bolgheri, Tuscany. £31.50 Rounded and savoury with silky tannins, presenting a nose rich in plump, ripe cherries and berries and delicate spice. A blend of 30% cabernet sauvignon, 30% sangiovese, 30% merlot and 10% syrah.
106 2017 Amarone Della Valpolicella, Alpha Zeta. £51.75. Deep and intesnse with dried cherries and blueberries, complemented by spiced autumn fruit compote and savoury cherry fruit flavour
114 2019 Primitivo di Puglia, A Mano. £26.25. This wine is deep red in colour. On the nose there are intense aromas of ripe, dark fruit, especially raspberries and cherries with spicy notes of cocoa, lavender and liquorice. On the palate it is youthful and full-bodied with a great concentration of ripe, rounded fruit and full tannins. it is a very elegant, fresh and complex Primitivo.
116 2016 Barolo di Serralunga d’Alba Fontanafredda Piemonte. £57.00. Bright garnet in colour, it has delicate aromas of red cherries, liquorice with a hink of smokiness. The palate is intesne showing notes of dried raspberry jam, mushrooms and tar. Medium bodied, this wine has lifted aromatics and bright fruit.
Spanish & Portuguese Red Wine
119 2019 Mas Oliveras “Oak-Aged Tempranillo” Bodegas Roqueta, Catalonia, Spain. £23.95. A wonderful wine with juicy fruit characters with hints of liquorice. Soft and approachable with depth and structure, fine tannins and fresh acidity.
120 2018 Rioja Crianza, Monte Real de Familia, Spain. £26.50. Monte Real Crianza follows a modern style. Intense colour, delicate fresh aromas that maintain the fruitiness and expression of the grape variety and the terroir, beautifully blending with ageing notes in harmony and balance. In the mouth, its body and potency are perfectly offset by the smoothness and elegance typical of great Riojas.
122 2017 Quinta de Chocapalha Tinto, Estremadura, Portugal. £28.95. This wine was aged for 18 months in two & three year old American oak. A deep plum ruby colour, this offers rich cherries & blueberries on the nose, sweet, delicately spiced & concentrated with a floral lift. The palate mirrors the aromatics presented on the nose. Fine and rounded & supported by ripe, well integrated tannins.
124 2017 Bobal, Cien Y Pico, En Vaso, Manchuela, Spain. £28.50. A vibrant nose which shows abundant fruit, along with chocolate and earthy notes. Blackberries, blackcurrant and cinnamon spice, along with cocoa and mulberry on the palate. It is soft with juicy tannins, and an uplifting fresh fruit finish.
126 2011 Valudero, Reserva, Ribera Del Duero, Spain. £59.95. I bought this wine en primeur and then had to wait for 4 years to get to the hotel. The wait was worth it. Made from a low yielding variety of the Tempranillo grape, then aged in American and European oak barrels for 30 months and then a further 18 months in the bottle before release. It is deep purple in colour. Aromas of blackberry, violets and cedar with hints of coffee. Elegant, smooth textured with excellent depth and long finish.
127 2013 Dalmau, Rioja, Marques de Murrietta, Spain. £111.00. Dalmau Reserva is a red wine from the D.O. La Rioja produced by the Marqués de Murrieta winery. This wine is a blend of Tempranillo (79%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) and Graciano (6%). Dalmau Reserva is aged for 19 months in French oak barrels from Allier and is refined for another twelve months in the bottle.
All priced by the bottle
Lebanese Red Wine
128 2013 Château Musar, Gaston Hochar, Bekaa Valley. £51.00. This iconic wine uses 3 varietals of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan. Gives a crimson colour with generous red and black fruits. The palate has the red fruits combined with Christmas cake spices, figs and dates. Good acidity and silky tannins with a great finish.
South African Red Wine
135 2016 Pinotage, Rhebokskloof Vineyards, Paarl. £28.50. The wine shows complex dark fruit flavours with notes of blackberry and hints of soft oak spices. The rounded tannins fill the palate and nuances of dried fruit flavours linger on the after taste.
136 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Nelson’s Estate, Paarl. £31.50. This rich, chocolaty Bordeaux style blend is made at Nelson family wine estate, on the seaward side of the Paarl mountain. Its proximity to the ocean gives relief from warm daytime temperatures, bringing a fresh elegant acidity to the wine itself.
137 2013 Shiraz, Nelson Estate, Paarl. £31.95. Alan Nelson's Shiraz is a perfect example, with silky dark fruit, rich mocha notes and a smoky finish.
138 2016 Chakalaka, Spice Route, Swartland £30.00. Aromas of blackberries and figs, combined with notes of nutmeg, dark chocolate and pastry. Well-structured with rich tannins, a balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.
English Red Wine
Winbirri vineyards are situated in Norfolk. Lee Dyer, the owner and winemaker was thrilled to win the top award for his Bachus wine in 2015.
604 2017 Signature, Winbirri, Norfolk, England. £28.00. This bold red, is bursting with rich plum and dark berry fruits. Spicy with notes of coffee and blackberries and slightly toasted having been aged in oak.
All priced by the bottle
North and South American Red
150 2019 Malbec, Amalaya, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina. £26.50. An intensely fruity wine, packed with flavours of red berries, raspberries and plums as well as touches of spice and chocolate.
154 2018 Merlot, Fog Mountain, California. £30.00. This medium bodied Merlot has soft tannins and flavours of black cherry and chocolate, complemented by notes of cinnamon and vanilla
156 2018 Zinfandel, Deloach Vineyard, Heritage Collection, California. £27.00. This typically Californian wine is full bodied and rich with spice. Flavours of ripe strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry blend nicely with notes of blackcurrant and molasses
157 2015 Pinot Noir, Comaine Drouhin, Oregon. £51.50. Incredible clarity and purity of dark red cherries on the nose here. This is a stunning young pinot. The palate has a very plush, fleshy and concentrated core of rich black cherries with toasty oak spice overlaid. Long, noble tannins. This is exceptional.
158 2017 Purple Angle, Montes, Colchagua Valley, Chile. £82.00. Aromas of blackberries and figs, combined with notes of nutmeg, dark chocolate and pastry. Well-structured with rich tannins, a balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.
Australian and New Zealand Reds
164 2011 Grenache, Single Vineyard, Bluey’s Block, Tim Adams, Clare Valley, South Australia. £25.95. Peppery vibrant fruit with strawberry overtones and a herbaceous finish.
166 2018 Shiraz, Dandelion Vineyards, Barossa Valley, South Australia. £29.00. Intense crimson with youthful purple hues. Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolatey nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with a youthful finish.
168 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Jester, McLaren Vale, South Australia. £28.00. Deeply coloured, with ripe black fruits, bramble, tobacco leaf, menthol and dark chocolate notes. Ripe tannins and mouth-watering acidity frame this rich, full bodied wine
174 2016 Syrah, Elephant Hill, Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand. £36.00 Elephant Hill is a leading light in the Hawkes Bay region, Seductive black fruit, cracked pepper and spice. An elegant, rather than powerful syrah, more in common with the Northern Rhône than the New World.
176 2019 Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi Crimson, Matinborough, New Zealand. £39.00. Notes of tree-ripened plums, exotic five spice and liquorice on the nose. The palate opens smoothly into full flavours of rose hip and dark plums with fine savoury tannins and fresh acidity that carries the wine to a long, elegant finish
All priced by the bottle
200 2018 Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc, Louis Jadot. £30.95. A round buttery Chardonnay from one of Burgundy’s leading houses. Full of balance, depth of flavour and finesse.
208 2019 Chablis, Guillaume Virgaud. £35.95. This wine is pale yellow in colour with youthful reflections. the nose marries ripe citrus notes of lemon and lime with deleicate floral aromoas. On the palate, it is well-balanced with a great intensity of flavour.
210 2018 Montagny 1er Cru Olivier Leflaive Bonneveaux. £36.95. Ripe, yet refreshing, dry white, packed with Chardonnay fruitiness. From the top producer.
211 2018 Macon Villages, Domaine Perraud. £28.95. Lively citrus facidity and flavours of fruit salad including melon, peach and a hint of pineapple, Minerally and long onthe finish.
212 2017 Saint-Véran, Domaine Paquet. £31.95 A beautifully clean and crisp wine with excellent fruit.
214 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet, Cuvée Prestige, Capuano Ferreri. £70.00. Beautiful golden colour of strong intensity, fine and complex with an intermingled aromoatic notes of baked bread, white peach and honey with a nice potential for aging.
216 2019 Puligny-Montrachet, Les Boudrieres Domaine Perrault £81.00. This wine is rich and full on the palate and strikes a balance betwwen smoothness and liveliness. A harmonious wine with long-lasting aromas and flavours.
218 2017 Meursault Cuvée Maurice Chevalier, Remoissenet Père & Fils £60.50. Exotic, intensely mineral notes appear on the nuanced bouquet. Energetic, vibrant and beautifully layered freshly cut flowers, crushed rocks and vibrant citrus notes.
244 2019 Vouvray, Doaine Sylvain Gaudron. £27.95. Dry white white with a light yellow colour and golden tint. This wine has a bouquet if white flesh fruits (quince) and flowers (acacia). Supple and long in the palate it is a very refreshing wine.
248 2019 Sancerre Domain de Brosses. £33.00. Pale golden in colour, this wine has ripe citrus aromas paired with herbaceous notes. it's structured yet balanced palate reveals the consecrated minerality and freshness of an excellent Sancerre.
250 2018 Pouilly-Fumé, Les Chaumiennes, André Figeat. £31.95. André Figeat sealed his fate as a vigneron when he fell in a vat of pressed juice at age 2! Now the family winemaker with state-of-the-art equipment, André selects Sauvignon blanc grapes from individual sites according to their character. Fossil-rich, flinty soil gives this zesty, mineral Pouilly-Fumé its characteristic smokiness.
270 2018 Gewürztraminer Reserve Cave du Hunawihr, Klevner. £31.95. The Gewürtztraminer is picked at optimum ripeness, giving the final wine layered flavours of rose petals, lychee, mango. The wine is full-bodied yet refreshing with crisp acidity, and a rose-petal perfume on the finish.
272 2019 Riesling, Reserve Cave du Hunawihr, Klevner. £30.50. This wine is an elegant straw yellow in colour with youthful tints. The nose is complex with aromas of citrus, pear, white flowers and a touch of minerality. The palate is lively and is bursting with citrus flavours. The finish is long and refreshing.
278 2018 Pinot Blanc, Klevner. £28.80. A blend of micro-parcels fom the Hunawihr vineyards, the Pinot Blanc grapes are selected individually to ensure the very best quality. on the palate, the wine is rich and silky, a lovely bouquet of lemon and pear continues on the long finish.
282 2011 Riesling, Trimbach, Cuvée Frederic Emile. £73.50. Delicious with fish, poultry and veal and sea scallops. Traditionally served in Alsace with goose and pork and with Alsacian meats. Very attractive, quite powerful nose. Full bodied wine with intensity, depth and beautiful mineral flavour. Rich, ripe acidity in the palate. Great personality and finesse. Full of charm already, will develop for another 20 years.
All priced by the bottle
302 2018 Piesporter Michelsberg, Franz Reh & Sohn, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer. £22.50. Flowery, smooth and gently fruity medium Mosel, with a refreshing acidity.
304 2018 Rheingau Riesling Kabinett, Schloss Schönborn, Rheingau. £24.75. An exciting blend of exotic and orchard fruit, vibrant and elegant, with floral notes and fine mineral character.
323 2020 Fiano Mandrarossa, Sicily. £26.75. This wine has floral notes of acacia and hawthorn followed by more fruity aromas of pear and pineapple. The palate has fresh acidity with flavours of grapefruit on the finish.
324 2020 Soave Classico, Pieropan. £31.50. A fresh and expressive Soave, with classic white flower, almond blossom and a touch of citrus. Long and fragrant, it has a hint of fine almond pastry on the finish.
330 2020 Albariño, Pouco Comum, Rias Baixas. £26.95. Aromatic with good straight forward fruit showing hints of apricot stones. Fresh, balanced, pure flavours showing good mineral character with a good length and texture on the palate.
333 2019 Verdejo, Duquesa de Valladoid, Rueda. £26.95. Pale lemon in colour. Clean and bright aromas of green apple, lemon, lime and pineapple shine through on the nose. On the palate a vibrant acidity, characteristic of the Verdejo variety carries the aromas onto the crisp and balance dfinish.
All priced by the bottle
360 2019 Goats Do Roam, Fairview, Charles Beck, Paarl, Western Cape. £24.50. Vibrant pale lemon-green in colour with attractive white blossom, peach and apricot aromas. The stone fruit profile continues onto the juicy palate which is medium bodied with well-balanced acidity. (vegan)
361 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson Estate, Paarl, Western Cape. £25.95. This Sauvignon Blanc scooped the coveted Gold Medal at the Michaelangelo International Wine Awards. Green peppers blend with greengage and yellow plums, lifted by a refreshing acidity
365 2018 Chardonnay, Nelson Estate, Paarl, Western Cape. £30.95. Their estate Chardonnay is the fruit of the finest and oldest vines. Concentrated and deeply-flavoured, this wine is rich and creamy Chardonnay with subtle oak flavours,
368 2013 Metis Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape. £38.95 This wonderful wine is inspired by Pascal Jolivet from Sancerre and a collaboration with Klein Constantia to show the true expression of the Terroir. The wine shows typical and atypical Sauvignon blanc traits. Expressive, rich palate, savoury and mineral flavours. Finishes off with a burst of fresh acidity.
Winbirri vineyards are situated in Norfolk. Lee Dyer the owner and winemaker was thrilled to win the top award for his Bachus wine in 2015.
600 2020 Bachus, Winbirri, Norfolk, England £28.00. This grape could be known as the sauvignon blanc of England. An elegant nose of grapefruit, passionfruit and floral characters, Tropical fruits backed with a clean crisp finish.
339 2019 Blush Zinfandel, Adriana, California. £22.50. A salmon pink rosé wine, with hints of strawberries & raspberries. A medium-sweet style for those who prefer wine not too dry.
All priced by the bottle
Australian and New Zealand
374 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, The Frost Pocket, Marlborough, New Zealand. £25.95. Deliciously crisp and fresh packed full of vibrant and long-lasting lime, gooseberry and tropical fruit flavours.
378 2017 Chardonnay, Three Lions, Plantagenet, Western Australia. £29.00. A delicate and pure fruity style of Chardonnay, bursting with stone fruit and lemon blossom aromas. Lively flavours of grapefruit and lemon meringue are balanced by a subtle richness, while nervy cool climate acidity brings length and just a hint of minerality
380 2019 Pinot Gris, The Lane, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. £27.50 From this rising star estate comes fine white flower aromatics, peaches and cream palate, balanced by attractive minerally acidity
382 2018 Semillon, Mount Horrocks, Clare Valley, South Australia. £35.50. Made from organically-grown grapes in Watervale in the Clare Valley, this 100% barrel fermented Semillon is well balanced, intense and long. Citus peel and green apple, baked pear and hazelnut praline with a creamy texture, finishing dry.
385 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand. £46.00. The iconic wine from the South Island of New Zealand produces an elegant aromatic wine with appealing fruit and crisp acidity.
390 2016 Riesling, Dandelion Vineyard, Eden Valley, South Australia £34.50. Star bright in colour, the appearance of this Riesling foretells the pristine and unalloyed quality of its fruit. Wonderland boasts classic Riesling aromatics of citrus zest, lemon foliage and hints of dragon fruit flowers. On the palate it is an attractively textural Riesling, displaying the variety’s intense purity. Bone dry, its structure and length is underpinned by austere acidity.
DESSERT WINE & PORT
500 Botrytis Semillon Peter Lehmann Masters, Barossa Valley £17.50 (37.5cl) Available by the glass @ £6.00 (125ml) On the nose, there are intense aromas of apricot, honey and butterscotch. On the palate, the flavours continue with notes of toffee and lemon marmalade. Deliciously luscious and balanced with natural acidity, this is a dessert wine with the highest of pedigree.
502 Muscat De Rivesaltes, Jean Marc Le Farge. £32.50 (50cl). Bright and fresh with a spicey aroma, sweet and perfectly balanced on the palette.
504 2010 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Mulderbosch. £36.00 (50cl). Made at one of South Africa’s iconic wineries. Powerfully aromatic, cinnamon, stewed apples. Intense palate, aromatic and well balanced.
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1980 Dows Vintage £77.50
1990 Smith Woodhouse Crusted £77.50
Grahams LBV £31.50
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399 N.V Piper-Heidsieck, Cuvée Brut. £49.95 (£9.25 per 125ml glass). Intense notes of almonds and fresh hazelnuts, with flavours of fresh pear and apple with a delicate hint of citrus. It is lively and light with added depth from the Pinot Noir.
400 N.V Taittinger Brut Reserve. £53.95. Expressive peach, white flowers, brioche and vanilla pod. The palate is lively, fresh and in total harmony. This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey
408 N.V Moët and Chandon, Brut Imperial. £55.95. Exuberant dry Champagne from the biggest (and best known) producer of the region.
422 Guy de Chassey, Grand Cru, Brut. £59.95. An exceptional, Grand Cru Champagne from traditional, family-run house. The De Chassey family house is located in the village of Louvois which has 100% Grand Cru status. Hand-made at every step from a tiny 11 hectares of vines, this finely structured blend has a bit of everything: zesty apple and citrus fruit, balanced by richer, toasted brioche flavours.
425 N.V Taittinger Rosé £60.95. Made mainly using black grapes, about 15% of which are vinified red to give the wine colour with around 30% of Chardonnay in the blend to achieve an elegance in keeping with Taittinger's style. Abeautiful delicated salmon-pink colour with flavours redolent of ripe, red-berry summer fruits.
427 2008 Cuvée Dom Perignon. £166.95. Pale yellow in colour with shades of straw and on the nose has initial aromas of acacia honey and fresh almonds giving away to notes of dried apricots and toasted brioche. On the palate the wine is full, round and complete with balancing acidity, and a long, silky elegant finish.
606 2015 Vintage Sparkling Reserve, Winbirri, Norfolk, England. £41.50. Delicate and complex aromas of white peach, blossom and spice. The palate has finesse with wild strawberry, citrus fruits and a hint of brioche, leading to a seductive creamy balance
430 N.V Codorniu Brut Cava, Spain. £26.95. Fresh dry complex wine with hints of dried fruit.
434 N.V Asti Spumante, Martini, Italy. £26.95. Exuberant, medium-sweet Italian sparkling wine, full of rich fruitiness of ripe Muscat grapes.
437 N.V Prosecco, Revilo. £27.00. A classic elegant wine, rightly evanescent. Intense aromas of fruit with a rich scent of apple, lemon and grapefruit. Full-bodied with a harmonious taste.