Fraziers Wine Merchants Wine List 2011

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INDEX

Services...4

Party Wines ...6

Wine Guide...7

Wine Faults ...8

Wine Characteristics ...9

Wine With Food...10

FRANCE

Alsace...58

Beaujolais...47

Bordeaux...27

Burgundy...34

Chablis ...44

Champagne...12

Loire ...45

Regional ...54

Rhone...50

Sparkling ...21

NEW WORLD

Australia ...75

Argentina ...90

California ...95

Chile ...98

New Zealand ...105

South Africa ...112

Sparkling ...21

Tasmania ...89

Uruguay...120

THE REST OF EUROPE

Austria ...72

England ...73

Germany...71

Italy...65

Spain ...59

Romania ...74

Sparkling ...21

MIDDLE EAST

Lebanon ...103

SPECIALITIES

Dessert Wines ...121

Jeroboams ...125

Magnums ...126

Half & Quarter Bottles ...128

Organic Wines...133

Port & Vintage Port ...140

Liqueurs ...155

Madeira & Marsala ...147

Malt Whisky...148

Cognac & Armagnac ...150

Sherry...138

Speciality Spirits ...152

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Managing Director

John Frazier

(john@fraziers.co.uk)

General Manager

Steven Jay

(steve@fraziers.co.uk)

Personal Assistant to M.D.

Linda Brown

(linda@fraziers.co.uk)

Accounts

Robert Grant

(rob@fraziers.co.uk)

Logistics & Sales

Edward Whitehill

(edward@fraziers.co.uk)

Sales

Steve Barber

(steveb@fraziers.co.uk)

Receptionist

Mandy Leyland

(mandy@fraziers.co.uk)

Warehouse / Despatch

Paul Betteley

Graham Sly

Mark Skinner

John Frazier Ltd

Stirling Road

Cranmore Industrial Estate,

Shirley

Solihull

West Midlands

B90 4NE

Tel:

0121 704 3415

Fax:

0121 711 2710

Email:

sales@fraziers.co.uk

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wine catalogue

2011 / 2012

Welcome to our new

catalogue, we hope it is

received with as much

enthusiasm as the last one!

All of our new wines are featured with a

re wax seal and highlighted as new,

these have all been carefully selected

by our team and we think they

represent the current tastes of the new

generation of wine drinkers.

This new catalogue has a separate price list which gives the prices to all of the wines

in the catalogue on the corresponding pages, this is constantly updated and

therefore, upon request we can send you an up to date list whenever you require one.

This new format has come about because of the government constantly changing the

alcohol duty rates and therefore our prices were constantly changing - with the new

catalogue you still have all the information on our services and wines but can keep a

separate up to date price list at all times.

We also have our new Fine Bordeaux Catalogue which features the new 2009

vintage which has received rave reviews, along with all the other classic vintages from

the Bordeaux region of France, if you would like to receive one of these then please

let us know.

We are able to give expert advice on any wines, be it for a party, special occasion or

just for everyday consumption.

Your good health!!

John LR Frazier

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Services

ADVICE

Our team have gained great experience over the years and have a vast knowledge of the wines on our

list, if you would like any help on discussing your requirements then we would be pleased to oblige.

TASTING

We hold an annual wine tasting, usually near christmas for all of our customers which is attended by

overseas suppliers. We can also conduct smaller tastings and talks for local organisations, please

enquire for a quotation on your requirements.

WINE LISTS

Wine lists can be produced in any style to suit your establishment and we can advise on lay-outs.

Lists can be laminated or placed in leather holders.

OWN LABELLING

If required we are able to personalise your house wines with your own unique label, please contact

your representative for a quotation.

STAFF TRAINING

If you would like to familiarise your staff with any of the wines we select then we can arrange

in-house training.

WEDDINGS & PARTIES

All of our experienced staff are able to advise you on quantities for any private functions and we can

recommend some first class caterers.

SALE OR RETURN

On large party orders we are able to offer a sale or return service, any amount of unopened bottles of

wine can be returned, however only full cases of minerals and beers can be accepted and a collection

charge may be added if more than 50% of the total order is returned.

GLASSES

Glasses are available for hire free of charge providing all wines have been purchased from Frazier’s

-there is a deposit of £1.95 per glass, credited on return, any broken glasses are charged at £1.95 and

glasses returned dirty incur a cleaning charge of £2.50 per dozen. Glasses are checked and

despatched in a clean condition but may require polishing before use.

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SPIRITS, BEER AND MINERALS

We stock a full range of spirits and have one of the largest selections of liqueurs in the midlands, we

also stock bottled and canned beers, ciders and lagers. Mineral waters and a selecton of soft drinks

and mixers are also held at our warehouse. Please ask your sales contact for a list of any of the above.

CIGARETTES AND CIGARS

A full range of cigarettes and cigars, also fine cigars are stocked and we can arrange for humidors to

be placed at suitable outlets for the sale of fine cigars.

GIFT PACKS

Wines can be packaged in a selection of gift boxes, from single bottles up to twelve bottles these

make ideal gifts and are very popular at christmas.

PARCEL DESPATCH SERVICE

Wines can be despatched to any part of the UK at competitive rates, they are despatched in a postal

approved package and can be tracked over the internet, prices vary from single bottle cartons up to

twelve bottle cases, please contact us for a quote on your requirements.

EN PRIMEUR

We offer wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone on an En-Primeur basis, which is proving to

be a very popular investment. If you wish to purchase En-Primeur you will pay for the goods ‘up-front’

and then they will be shipped from France approximately 18 months after the release date. Once they

arrive in the UK you will be notified and when you have the wines delivered you will be charged for the

Duty, Shipping and VAT on the original purchase price of the wine. Alternatively you can leave it under

bond in our secure depot in Buxton, Derbyshire where it is kept in perfect storage conditions - storage

charges will apply annually.

CELLAR VALUATIONS

If you have a number of wines that you would like to have valued in your cellar then please contact us,

we have an experienced team with expert knowledge that can assist you - we can also purchase old

wines at competitive rates or arrange to sell them for you (commission will apply) at auctions.

ITS NOT IN THE LIST ???

Although our list is extensive we appreciate that sometimes you will have a favourite wine that you

prefer, if at all possible we will try and obtain these ( by the case ) for you or try and advise you of the

best possible alternative from our list.

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Party Wines

We are always asked to recommend wines for a party and here we list some ideal wines in different

price bands that will suit most palates.

Wines under £5.00

White

Red

Ladera Verde Sauvignon Blanc

Ladera Verde Merlot

PInot Grigio Amanti del Vino

Pleno Tempranillo

Los Vilos Chardonnay

Stirling Hills Shiraz Cabernet

Wide River Chenin Blanc

Wide River Shiraz

Vicuna Sauvignon Semillon

Vicuna Cabernet Merlot

Wines under £6.00

White

Red

Terres D’Azur Sauvignon Blanc

Terres D’Azur Merlot

Pinot Grigio Ca Solare

Arjona Navajas Rioja

Richmond Ridge Semillon Chardonnay

Richmond Ridge Shiraz Cabernet

Spier Colours Chenin Blanc

Alto Pampas Reserve Malbec

Rose

Chateau Mayne-Cabanot Rose

Pinot Grigio Ca Solare Rose

Angels Flight White Zinfandel

Marques de Caceres Rosado

Sparkling and Champagne recommendations

Sparkling

Champagne

Pongracz Brut

Frazier’s Champagne

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene

Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale

Rose Sparkling

Rose Champagne

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Taste Guide

All the wines in our list have been given a

taste guide to enable you to select the

ideal wine to suit your palate.

Wine Temperatures

Wines undoubtedly benefit from being

served at the correct temperature, by

observing the correct temperatures you

can turn wine from ink into velvet, get it

wrong and it can turn zest in to flab.

Opposite we list the ideal temperatures to

serve your wine.

It is important to let your wine breathe

before serving, the new screwcap

closures can cause a slight bottle stink

(musty smell on opening ) but this can be

stopped from tainting the wine by just

waiting for a few seconds before pouring

the wine, this allows it to escape.

Vintage Guide

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Red Wines

A = Light

B = Medium Light

C = Medium Bodied

D = Full Bodied

E = Rich & Heavy

Wine Style

Ideal serving

temperature

Whites

Light Sweeter whites... 5

- 10°C

Sparkling wines... 6

- 10°C

Light, aromatic whites ... 8

- 10°C

Full, sweet whites... 8

- 12°C

Medium bodied whites ... 10 - 12°C

Light dry whites ... 10 - 12°C

Full dry whites ... 12 - 16°C

Reds

Sparkling reds ... 10 - 12°C

Light reds ... 10 - 12°C

Medium reds ... 10 - 12°C

Full, rich reds... 12 - 16°C

White Wines

1 = Very Dry

2 = Dry

3 = Off Dry

4 = Medium Dry

5 = Medium

6 = Medium Sweet

7 = Sweet

8 = Rich

9 = Luscious

Red White Red White Beaujolais Northern Southern Alsace

Year Bordeaux Bordeaux Burgundy Burgundy Cru Rhone Rhone 2009

2009 ***** ***** **** **** **** **** **** **** 2008 **** **** *** *** *** ***** ***** *** 2007 *** **** *** **** *** **** **** *** 2006 **** **** *** *** *** **** **** *** 2005 ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** **** ***** ***** 2004 **** **** *** **** **** **** **** *** 2003 ***** ***** **** *** ***** ***** **** *** 2002 *** *** **** **** ** ** ** **** 2001 **** *** *** **** ** *** *** **** 2000 ***** **** **** *** ***** *** *** ***** 1999 *** *** **** **** **** *** *** *** 1998 **** **** *** **** *** ***** **** **** 1997 *** **** *** **** ** **** *** ***** 1996 **** *** **** *** *** **** **** **** 1995 **** *** *** *** **** **** ***** *** 1994 *** *** ** *** *** *** ** *** 1993 *** *** *** *** ** ** ** *** 1992 ** *** *** **** * * * * 1991 ** *** ** ** *** ** * ***

Excellent

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Very Good

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Wine Faults

Corked Wine

A wine is corked when it has been in contact with a cork infected with a fungus that produces

trichloroanisole, otherwise known as TCA. It is this chemical, rather than the fungus itself, that imparts

the unpalatable flavours to the wine, cork taint continues to spoil up to 5% of all bottles of wine

although screwcap closures have gone someway to alleviating this problem.

A corked wine is not one with bits of cork in it, corked wine may appear fruitless, a little unbalanced,

uninteresting, but without any definite signs of cork taint. More obviously corked wine has aromas of

wet cardboard, mushrooms or mould.

Cooked Wine

When a wine is exposed to high temperatures, the liquid expands and several things may happen. It

may force the cork from the neck of the bottle, pushing it up under the capsule. Or the wine may

expand and leak around the cork. In either case, when the liquid cools it will contract, and this may

result in air seeping in around the cork leading to a further problem, oxidation.

Cooked wines won't have any freshness to the fruit aromas or flavours - instead you'll get a stewed,

prune-like profile. If you're getting blackcurrants and fresh summer fruits, for example, then you haven't

got a cooked wine. On the palate, the wine often seems thin, lacking body and character.

Oxidation

Oxygen is thought to be important in the development of wine. The interaction between the wine and

the small amount of air behind the cork, over many years, may be one of the mechanisms by which

wine develops when in the bottle. It may even involve minuscule amounts of air seeping past the cork

over time. Should the wine come into free contact with oxygen, however, whether during careless

winemaking, or due to a faulty cork, oxidation will rapidly ruin the wine. Oxygen is an aggressive

element, and will interact with most substances, resulting in their degradation. Fruitless wines with a

flavour resembling old and worn out Madeira or Sherry may well be oxidised.

Sulphur

A commonly used preservative, the addition of sulphur dioxide is practiced by many winemakers. It

can help stabilise the wine during the winemaking process and thereafter. Although an excessive

amount of sulphur will produce fairly characteristic aromas and flavours.

A wine that reminds you of mothballs, burnt matches or burnt rubber has probably been subjected to a

heavy dose of sulphur dioxide.

Sediments and Crystals

Neither of these are true faults, but both have the potential to spoil the experience unless they are

understood. Sedimentation within the bottle is a natural occurrence in many wines, generally those

designed to withstand some ageing, and it simply reflects the solid matter settling out of the wine.

These wines should be decanted.

The most common crystals found in wine are tartrate crystals, and these are often found adherent to

the underside of the cork, or in free suspension. Wines that have been cold stabilised by the

winemaker have been chilled in order to bring these crystals out of solution so that they may be

removed. If this is not done, they may form later in the bottle, especially if kept in a cold cellar. They are

of no concern, although they are again unpleasant if taken into the mouth, particularly if large when

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Wine Characteristics

Reds

Mouth-watering, sweet-sour with rasping

Italian wines such as a Valpolicella, Chianti

herby bite and red fruit flavours.

or Primitivo.

Juicy, fruity, refreshing, approachable and

Chilean Merlot or Argentinian Malbec.

delicious.

Intense and blackcurranty.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot,

Cabernet Shiraz or a Bordeaux wine.

Silky, strawberryish, mellow, perfumed wine

Fleurie, any Beaujolais, Pinot Noir an

with red fruit flavours.

Australian Tarrango or Rioja.

Spicy, warm-hearted, gloriously rich flavours

Australian Shiraz, a Syrah or any wine

of berries, black pepper and chocolate.

from Cotes du Rhone.

Whites

Green, tangy, sharp and gooseberryish.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc or

a Pouilly Fume from the Loire Valley.

Bone dry, neutral, crisp and refreshing.

Sancerre, Muscadet, Soave or a

Verdicchio.

Ripe, toasty with peaches, apricots, tropical

Any Australian Chardonnay, a Semillon or

fruits and lush richness.

a blend of Semillon Chardonnay.

Intense, nutty, dry yet succulent and

White Burgundy such as a Chablis or

powerful.

a Montagny.

Aromatic, perfumey wines with exotic floral

Alsace wines, Gewurztraminers,

fragrances.

Argentinian Torrontes or an

Australian Viognier.

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Wine with food

Red Wine

White Wine

Tannic, mouth

Rich game dishes,

Ripe, toasty

Grilled salmon or

watering sweet-

roast or grilled red

wines.

tuna, chicken in

sour wines.

meats, hearty stews.

creamy sauces,

rabbit.

Juicy, fruity

Grilled meats, fried

Intense,

Plain grilled white

wines.

chicken, Indian and

nutty wines.

fish, roast chicken,

Tex-Mex, barbeques

rich buttery sauces.

and pasta bolognese.

Intense,

Lamb, venison, duck

Green,

Anything in tomato

blackcurranty wines.

or goose.

tangy wines.

sauce, Indian,

shellfish, Asian

cuisine.

Silky,

Red meats in rich

Bone dry,

Plain shellfish,

strawberryish wines.

sauces, roast game

neutral wines.

all fish, salads.

birds.

Spicy, warm-

Most stews, steaks,

Aromatic wines.

Thai & Chinese

hearted wines.

hard cheeses, chilli

cuisine, smoked fish,

con carne.

duck or goose and

rich pates.

Soft, delicate

Lasagne, tomato

Rich, lush, full-

Chicken with sauces,

wines.

dishes,cold meats,

bodied wines.

potted crab, lobster.

salamis.

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Wine with foreign cuisine

With Britain now a multi-cultural society we have seen an influx of restaurants specialising in their own

cuisines.

It is often difficult enough to match wines with well known dishes, let alone dishes that are somewhat

more exclusive, and often only enjoyed on special occasions, it could ruin the meal if the wrong wine

was selected, and whilst there is no single choice of wine which must be drunk with a certain dish,

there are nevertheless some which are a better match than others.

To help you in your selection we have listed below some ideal wines to accompany your choice of dish.

Thai:

Aromatic and spicy flavours combine well with a crisp, dry white wine such

as Gewurztraminer or zesty wines like a Sauvignon Blanc, Marsanne,

unwooded Chardonnay or a robust red, such as Shiraz with beef dishes.

Chinese:

With seasonings that include ginger, garlic and soy and oyster sauces with a

mix of sweet and sour flavours a wine that is spicy and fruity, possibly an

Alsace wine or a low tannin red wine like a Grenache for duck dishes would

be good choices.

Japanese:

Bitter and vinegar ingredients are common, therefore, avoid acidic wines and

utilize dry, fruity whites or sparkling wines. Heavier dishes like tempura

require fuller, fruity wines such as red Chinon, a white Sancerre, Brut

Champagne or a manzanilla sherry.

Indian:

Ingredients of curry, coconut, cumin, creamy or milk based sauces. These

combine deliciously with low-tannin, fruity wines with very little oak, try a

Merlot or a Shiraz.

Middle Eastern:

Figs, raisins, nuts and tumeric are common ingredients here. They marry up

well with soft fruity reds like Fleurie or a new world Pinot Noir and whites

such as an Australian Semillon Chardonnay or Chilean Sauvignon Semillon.

Mexican:

Chilli dominated cuisine that can affect your palate is best coupled with a

spicy wine that has a touch of residual sugar. Chilled fruity whites, a red

Beaujolais Cru or an Australian Tarrango ( chilled ) would also work well.

Pacific Rim & Fusion:

These are generally bold dishes and need a confident, forward wine such as

a New World Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

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Champagne

Champagne is perhaps one of the most famous wines in the world,

everybody knows about the sparkling wine Champagne - it is indeed an

amazing drink but did you know that…

Champagne can only be called Champagne if it comes from the

Champagne region of France and is made in the traditional way, from

sanctioned grape varieties.

The word Champagne comes from the Roman for ‘Campania’ or field.

The Romans dug material for their buildings and roads out of the chalk

found in the Champagne region, leaving miles of caves, called ‘crayeres’

-some as deep as 300ft. These have since sheltered millions of bottles of

Champagne.

Over 330million bottles are produced every year.

One quarter of the British drink four times as much Champagne each year

as does the entire population of the United States of America.

Until 1850, all Champagne was sweet.

Chilling Champagne helps to reduce the pressure tremendously.

Dirt produces bubbles - dust particles in the glass, or strands from the dish towel used to dry it,

encourages more vigorous bubbles.

The wire ‘basket’ that covers the cork is called a muselet.

A popped Champagne cork can travel at 62 miles per hour.

The longest recorded Champagne cork flight was 177ft, 9inches, at a height of 4ft from ground level at

Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.

Styles of Champagne

Non Vintage

Although based on a single year is mostly a blend of two or more vintages,

most Champagnes are sold as brut which is dry, but not bone dry,

interestingly extra dry denotes a style that is less dry than brut.

Blanc de Blancs

A French term that means "white of whites", and is used to designate

Champagnes made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes

Vintage

Made from grapes of a single vintage and only in the best years, these show

greater richness and depth as well as a more individual character than the

non-vintage.

Rose

Made using black grapes, or more often than not, by adding a little still red

wine into the white Champagne.

Prestige

The ‘king of Champagnes’ made from the finest grapes of the finest vintages,

always the most expensive, packaged in stylish bottles and has the

possibility to age for 30 to 40 years and still be a delight to consume.

Bottle sizes

Magnum

2 bottles

Salmanazar

12 bottles

Jeroboam

4 bottles

Balthazar

16 bottles

Rehoboam

6 bottles

And the king of them all...

Methuselah

8 bottles

Nebuchadnezzar

20 bottles

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FRAZIER'S HOUSE CHAMPAGNE

Our house Champagne, superb for any party!

Delicate vanilla and biscuity flavours, fine mousse and nice refreshing acidity on the finish. (1)

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BARON DE BEAUPRE CHAMPAGNE

Our own label champagne which has been a real success with our customers. Crisp, clean fruit with style and elegance. Tremendous value!

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AYALA BRUT MAJEUR

Pinot Noir gives this wine richness and a long finish while Chardonnay, from the finest soils of the Cotes des Blancs, adds delicacy, liveliness and freshness. Pinot Meunier, mainly from the Marne Valley, gives this wine a lovely fruitiness and roundness. A beautiful, rich wine with appealing mousse and crisp, lively finish.

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JOSEPH PERRIER CUVEE ROYALE BRUT

Bright, pale yellow. On the nose, there are abundant, ripe orchard fruits, particularly pear, with a hint of spices. Incisive Chardonnay on entry, then fine, mature Pinot Noir and Meunier fruit on the mid-palate.

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LANSON BLACK LABEL N/V

Superb example from this famous Champagne house, ideal for that extra special occasion! (1)

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POL ROGER WHITE FOIL N/V

Elegant fruit with lovely crispness. Delicious!!! (1)

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LAURENT-PERRIER BRUT

The flagship of Laurent-Perrier, this Champagne embodies the house style, deliciously fresh and easy to drink, delicate yet complex nose, with hints of citrus fruit, and a balanced palate. (1)

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MOET & CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL N/V

One of the most popular brands of Champagne, dry with good fruit flavours. (1)

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LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER

Clean dry wine with great finesse - always rated highly. (1)

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VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN YELLOW LABEL BRUT

Citric, apple, toast, butter and yeast aromas, very expansive with distinctive strawberry Pinot Noir character and a touch of black pepper, and a full, rich and soft creamy finish.

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VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN WHITE LABEL DEMI - SEC

Full flavoured, rich with a larger dosage of sugar than the Yellow Label Brut, leading to a slightly sweeter taste on the palate.

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'R' de RUINART BRUT

A good, meaty, biscuity, Pinot-influenced nose. Full, bright, leafy, red berry fruit on the palate, with a firm mousse and lovely vanilla creamy character. (2)

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BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVEE (VERY DRY)

Pale golden in colour with yeasty aromas on the nose. Very dry but with toasty flavours in the mouth. Round and richly flavoured, full-bodied and mature, with perfect balance between firmness and freshness, length equal to its richness, and with a persistent fine bead. (1)

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RUINART BLANC de BLANCS

Aromas of dried white fruits. This has a very firm structure on the palate though, slightly creamy, gentle blanc de blancs style but there is lots of substance underneath. Warm and rounded on the finish. Very appealing.

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JOSEPH PERRIER VINTAGE BLANC DE BLANCS 2002

To celebrate their 185th year, JP has released their first vintage Blanc de blancs from Premier and Grand cru vineyards. With a floral fragrance of acacia, honeysuckle and jasmin added to touches of lime, broom and hyacinth, the fresh character of the nose is made yet more complex with notes of honey. Fruity and welcoming, with touches of butter and delicate citrus. It has tremendous breeding, elegance and concentration, great length, yet with a lightness of touch which is the mark of a truly great champagne.

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ARMAND DE BRIGNAC BLANC DE BLANCS

Delicate, light and clear, dry and crisp with notes of young Chardonnay fruit and floral accents. Aromas of vanilla, citrus fruits and apricots and a lingering finish.

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Vintage

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JOSEPH PERRIER VINTAGE 1999

This amber gold champagne is rich with the sparkle of a classic vintage. Its intricate bubble structure is a ballet of myriad everdancing bubbles. Its fragrances are rich with suggestion. After the scents of black berries and undergrowth, come the emanations of pineapples, candied lychees, old rum and fresh vanilla.

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MOET & CHANDON BRUT VINTAGE 2000

Graphite, vanilla, candied berry and gingerbread notes combine in this firm, lively Champagne. Elegant and supple, with a chalk-like sensation on the finish. (2)

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POL ROGER BRUT VINTAGE 1999

Fine vintage style with a beautiful richness, fruit depth, impeccable balance, even finer with age.

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VEUVE CLICQUOT VINTAGE BRUT 2002

A blend of about twenty Premiers and Grands Crus, the Vintage has the power of Pinot Noir, balanced by the finesse and elegance of Chardonnay. It is the perfect expression of the House style, proving that Champagne can be a great wine and, as such, makes a perfect accompaniment for many dishes, developing its qualities as the years go by.

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BOLLINGER GRANDE ANNEE 1999

Dry and full-bodied with fine mousse and flavours of crushed biscuits and nuts on the palate. (1)

Prestige Cuvee

CHAM0011

JOSEPH PERRIER CUVEE JOSEPHINE 1995

The prestige cuvee of Joseph Perrier. Biscuity and elegant nose with lovely ripe fruits on the palate.

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MOET & CHANDON DOM PERIGNON 2000/2002

This impressive blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir has a backbone of crisp, lemony acidity which should see it through the next decade and beyond as it ages in the bottle.

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CHAM0140

POL ROGER CUVEE WINSTON CHURCHILL 1995

Sir Winston Churchill's favourite tipple. Charm, style, elegance, refinement and complexity with an earthy nuttiness and fine balance.

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KRUG GRAND CUVEE

Exquisite quality, a blend of several vintages with elegance length and age. Up to 50 wines make up this blend.

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PERRIER JOUET BELLE EPOCHE 2002

A very bright, clean and lemony nose with a touch of mineral. Very well defined, vivacious, cleanly styled, crisp and dominated by Chardonnay character (despite it only accounting for half the blend). Floral, but with good substance, vigorous and overall very convincing. (1)

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One of the best quality champagnes, exquisite Chardonnay fruit shines through, very elegant. Very limited quantities available.

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CHAM0150

ARMAND de BRIGNAC ACE of SPADES CHAMPAGNE

Produced in the traditional, old-world style, a complex, full-bodied, fresh and lively bouquet, with a sumptuous, racy fruit character perfectly integrated with the wines subtle brioche accents.

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Rose Champagne

CHAM0005

BARON DE BEAUPRE ROSE

Fine pink colour and mousse, quite intense aroma, soft fruit flavours with a fresh, dry finish. (2)

CHAM0010

JOSEPH PERRIER ROSE

Made from 80% Chardonnay. This Elegant Rose has delicate strawberry notes, fine mousse and fresh, dry flavours.

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CHAM0024

LANSON ROSE

A rosé champagne with a beautiful pure colour with pale salmon touches. On the nose aromas of roses and fruit predominate, with discrete notes of red fruit.

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CHAM0100

MOET & CHANDON BRUT ROSE N/V

Lovely rose petal colour. Good weight of Chardonnay fruit, with an elegant finish. (1)

CHAM0125

TAITTINGER BRUT ROSE NV

Velvety wine of fine balance and body, subtle flavours of fresh fruit, brilliant pink, shimmering and intense with fine bubbles and persistent mousse.

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CHAM0051

BOLLINGER ROSE

The special non-vintage rose is the first wine to come from Bollinger for more than 30 years. This non-vintage has been modelled on its Special Cuvee blend, combining the fruits of previous harvests with reserve wines from their cellars in Ay. The final component-which provides the pink colour and delicate aromas, is a proportion of still red which comes from Bollingers Grand Cru vineyards.

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CHAM0046

VEUVE CLICQUOT ROSE N/V

Veuve Clicquot's first ever NV rose Champagne, although Veuve Clicquot was the first house to commercialise pink Champagne in 1775, the decision was not taken until 2000 to actually produce a rose style NV Champagne themselves. Delicate pale pink, flavours of raspberries, strawberries and cherries and soft refreshing mousse. This is quite simply the perfect aperitif for any occassion!

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CHAM0085

RUINART ROSE

Ruinart Rose‚ is a fine, elegant champagne with the distinctive Ruinart taste due to a high concentration of Chardonnay grapes. A beautiful colour of pinkish gold. A smooth, balanced, fruity wine with plenty of body. An ideal evening aperitif.

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CHAM0017

LAURENT PERRIER CUVEE ROSE BRUT

Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes this Champagne is a glorious pink colour with rounded fruit flavours and is not only a superb aperitif, but also a good match for a variety of different dishes.

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Vintage & Prestige Rose

CHAM0012

JOSEPH PERRIER VINTAGE ROSE 2002

To celebrate 185 years, this is JP's first vintage rose. The bubbles rise like ballet dancers -light, elegant and persistent! An aroma of small red fruits excites the senses, overlaid with floral notes of violets and wallflowers and a hint of wild plums. This vintage Rose fills the mouth with delicious ripe red fruits, followed by a glorious finish, it is rich and

staggeringly intense. (1)

CHAM0037

MOET & CHANDON DOM PERIGNON ROSE 1996

Light dry cherries on the nose, with smoke, toast and just a hint of earth. Rose petals and Pinot fruit lead the charge on a pinpoint mousse. A beam of steel runs through the whole thing lending it dignity and structure. An intricate and powerfully delicate champagne. (2)

CHAM0160

ARMAND DE BRIGNAC ROSE

A beautiful salmonhued wine with aromas of fresh strawberries and blackcurrant. The

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CHAM0006

JOSEPH PERRIER N/V

Fresh and delicate with good fruit. Pale straw in colour. This family run house consistently produces one of the best value Champagnes. Made from a third Chardonnay and two thirds black grapes and aged for at least three years.

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CHAM0021

LANSON BLACK LABEL N/V

Superb example from this famous Champagne house, ideal for that extra special occasion! (1)

CHAM0030

MOET & CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL N/V

One of the most popular brands of champagne, dry with good fruit flavours. (1)

CHAM0065

VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN YELLOW LABEL BRUT

Citric, apple, toast, butter and yeast aromas, very expansive with distinctive strawberry Pinot Noir character. A touch of black pepper and a full, rich and soft creamy finish.

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Vintage Magnums

CHAM0009

JOSEPH PERRIER VINTAGE 1998

Pale straw colour, fresh and delicate fruit with biscuit flavours on the palate. Joseph Perrier continues to produce wines of elegance.

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CHAM0140

POL ROGER CUVEE WINSTON CHURCHILL 1998

Sir Winston Churchill's favourite tipple. Charm, style, elegance, refinement and complexity with an earthy nuttiness and fine balance.

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Rose Magnums

CHAM0010

JOSEPH PERRIER ROSE

Made from 80% Chardonnay. This Elegant Rose has delicate strawberry notes, fine mousse and fresh, dry flavours.

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CHAM0018

LAURENT PERRIER CUVEE ROSE BRUT

Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes this Champagne is a glorious pink colour with rounded fruit flavours and is not a only superb aperitif, but also a good

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CHAM0070

JOSEPH PERRIER CUVEE ROYALE

Fresh and delicate with good fruit. Pale straw in colour. This family run

house consistently produces one of the best value Champagnes. Made from a third Chardonnay and two thirds black grapes and aged for at least three years.

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CHAM0015

LAURENT PERRIER N/V

The flagship of Laurent-Perrier, this champagne embodies the house style, deliciously fresh and easy to drink, delicate yet complex nose, with hints of citrus fruit, and a balanced palate.

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CHAM0029

MOET & CHANDON N/V

One of the most popular brands of Champagne, dry with good fruit flavours. (1)

CHAM0060

VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL BRUT N/V

Citric, apple, toast, butter and yeast aromas, very expansive with distinctive strawberry Pinot Noir character. A touch of black pepper and a full, rich and soft creamy finish.

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Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it

making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation,

either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank

designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process),

or as a result of carbon dioxide injection.

Sparkling wine is usually white or rosé but there are many examples of red

sparkling wines such as Italian Brachetto and Australian sparkling Shiraz.

The classic example of a sparkling wine is Champagne, but many other

examples are produced in other countries and regions, such as Espumante

in Portugal, Cava in Spain, Asti in Italy (the generic Italian term for sparkling

wine being Spumante) and Cap Classique in South Africa. The French

terms "Mousseux" or "Crémant" are used to refer to sparkling wine not

made in the Champagne region.

German and Austrian sparkling wines are called Sekt.

The United States is a significant producer of sparkling wine: California in

particular has seen French Champagne houses open wineries in the state

to make American sparkling wine according to the Champagne method.

Recently the United Kingdom, which produced some of the earliest

examples of sparkling wine, has started producing Champagne-style wines again with wines like

Nyetimber being ranked up there with Champagne.

Excellent quality Methode Traditionelle sparkling wine is produced in New Zealand. Marlborough still

produces a number of high quality sparkling wines, such as Pelorous (from Cloudy Bay), and the

Montana brand, Lindauer.

The Australian wine industry manages to make Methode Champenoise wines of serious quality at

prices that would make Champagne producers turn as green as their unripe grapes. Fruity, generous

wines that can often show fine yeasty notes often associated with more expensive wines, typify the

Australian sparkling wine style. Nearly all Aussie sparklers use Champagne grape varieties Pinot Noir

and Chardonnay.

An esoteric specialty that is unique to Australia is Sparkling Shiraz. This is a fruity red sparkling wine

that has flavours associated with Shiraz red table wines.

In Tasmania. sparkling wines are produced in the traditional bottle-fermented method. Also produced

are Blanc de Blanc and Blanc de Noir styles made exclusively of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir grapes

respectively, an acid-to-fruit balance is naturally achieved on the vine. Several labels including Jansz,

have gained national and international acclaim as production volume increases, and the styles

continue to be refined.

The sweetness of sparkling wine can range from very dry "brut" styles to sweeter "doux" varieties.

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White Sparkling

France

SPAR0033

ROBE D'OR BRUT SPARKLING

Our budget price French vin mousseux, good on its own, also ideal for Bucks Fizz. (2)

SPAR0035

LANGLOIS BRUT CREMANT DE LOIRE

Sparkling wine of the Loire valley, elegant and fresh, creamy and juicy and has fine, steady bubbles.

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Italy

SPAR0005

ASTI SPUMANTE CA' SOLARE

Our house Asti. Delicious ripe fruit. Serve chilled with strawberries! (5)

SPAR0001

PROSECCO VETRIANO

Delightfully floral and fruity scents, soft and round with an enduring mousse and fine finish. (2)

SPAR0007

ASTI SPUMANTE MARTINI

Italy's best known sparkler. Sweet, serve chilled. (4)

SPAR0002

PROSECCO DI VALDOBBIADENE CA VITTORIA

Delightfully floral and fruity scents, soft and round with an enduring mousse and good finish. (3)

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SPAR0015

C d'O BRUT RESERVA

Our house Cava - fine sparkle and ripe complex aromas. Soft and dry with clean and lively fruit flavour.

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SPAR0014

FREIXENET CORDON NEGRO

Spain's best known Cava - Well made, reliable. (2)

Australia

SPAR0029

SUNNYCLIFF BRUT

Lovely weight of ripe citrus fruit - one of the best sparkling wines we have tasted from down under.

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SPAR0220

BROWN BROTHERS ZIBIBBO

Lifted aromas of fresh passionfruit and melon. Zibibbo is bursting with bubbles and summer fruit flavours with a clean, stylish finish. This sparkling wine will make any occasion a celebration.

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SPAR0150

YALUMBA ANGAS BRUT

Bursting with honey fruit flavours with a smooth creamy texture, fine bubble and a crisp, dry finish.

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SPAR0215

DUNES CHARDONNAY PINOT NOIR SPARKLING

A bottle fermented sparkling wine which has spent time on its lees which produces elegant strawberry aromas and a lively, fresh, creamy mouthfeel on the palate. Perfect for any celebration!

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SPAR0017

GREEN POINT SPARKLING

This wine has a creamy and soft front palate, which continues to a lingering dry finish. Flavours of white peach, honey and roasted nuts blend harmoniously to create a complex

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New Zealand

SPAR0016

LINDAUER BRUT MONTANA

One of the very best New World sparklers - full ripe fruit. (2)

SPAR0030

PELORUS N/V

Chardonnay grapes grown in Marlborough's Wairau valley, fresh apple, crisp with good yeast complexity, one of the finest new world sparkling wines.

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SPAR0031

PELORUS VINTAGE

From the Cloudy Bay stable, Pelorus is produced by the traditional method from a blend of the classic varieties Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Aged three years on yeast lees, it is a complex, richly flavoured style - quintessence of Marlborough.

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Tasmania

SPAR0050

JANSZ TASMANIAN PREMIUM SPARKLING

Tasmanian sparkler with aromas of stonefruits, almonds and bread dough, culminating in a wonderful soft, rich creamy finish.

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South Africa

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PONGRACZ BRUT SPARKLING

This Cap Classique as elegant as it is stylish, is composed of two noble varieties,

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It has a wonderful foaming mousse and persistent bead with a classic yeast and biscuit character that culminates in a full, fruity finish. Its crisp green apple tones and baked bread nuttiness sets it apart from other Methode Cap Classiques.

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SPAR0240

PONGRACZ DESIDERIUS

The charismatic signature Methode Cap Classique, is so delightfully elegant, it has been lauded a sparkling wine to rival French Champagne. A symphony of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, its grace and exceptional character is fitting testament to the visionary nobleman who inspired it. It has rich complexity with a classic yeast character from the slow maturation on the lees and a wonderful creamy, nutty quality with a long, lingering palate.

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Argentina

SPAR0020

PAMPAS DEL SUR SPARKLING EXTRA BRUT

Delicate and fresh sparkler with a nice pink hue and persistent bubbles. (2)

England

SPAR0045

NYETIMBER CLASSIC SPARKLING

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France

SPAR0037

LANGLOIS CREMANT DE LOIRE BRUT ROSE

Lovely delicate sparkling Rose from the Loire valley, hints of raspberries fill the palate with a smooth and creamy finish.

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Italy

SPAR0006

VETRIANO PINOT GRIGIO ROSE SPUMANTE

Fresh and lively with nice hints of strawberries and raspberries, with a soft delicate finish. (4)

SPAR0024

RABOSO ROSATO SPUMANTE BRUT ROSE

Lively strawberry flavours, a hint of sweetness on the palate and nice refreshing mousse. (3)

Spain

SPAR0019

CASTELL d'OLERDOLA BRUT ROSADO CAVA

Strawberry notes and lovely fresh red berry flavours with a nice fresh, dry finish. (3)

SPAR0003

CODORNIU PINOT NOIR ROSE

Revolutionary, striking, stylish and very pink! Codorniu Pinot Noir has aromas of raspberries, strawberries and a subtle citrus flavour.

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Australia

SPAR0012

BIRD IN HAND SPARKLING PINOT NOIR ROSE

Grown in the cool climate Adelaide hills town of Woodside this lovley cherry red colour rose is light and delicate and has a creamy texture with subtle strawberry aromas,

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SPAR0225

BROWN BROTHERS ZIBIBBO ROSA

Zibibbo Rosa is a beautiful pale pink colour and shows lifted aromas of strawberries and summer fruits. On the palate this vibrant sparkling has characters of strawberries and watermelon followed by a clean fresh finish.

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New Zealand

SPAR0018

MONTANA LINDAUER ROSE

Delicate strawberry fruit with subtle toasty flavour, balanced with fine sparkle. (3)

Tasmania

SPAR0053

JANSZ TASMANIAN PREMIUM SPARKLING ROSE

Jansz Premium NV Rose‚ is vibrant delicate pink in colour with a fine persistent bead, notes of turkish delight and delicate rose petal florals, with fresh cream and nougat. This wine is rich with the creaminess of the mousse while the Pinot contributes strawberry notes that fill the palate, giving a nice refreshing finish.

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South Africa

SPAR0235

PONGRACZ ROSE

This is a timeless and elegant Cap Classique composed in the classic French style of the noble varietals, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This enticing Rose enthrals with a wonderful foamy mouthful of blackberry fruit flavours and delicate yeasty tones that linger long on the palate. (2)

California

SPAR0009

BERINGER SPARKLING ROSE

Full of ripe red berry flavours, lush and a slightly sweeter taste than most Rose Sparklers. (5)

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The history of Bordeaux wine spans almost 2000 years to Roman times

when the first vineyards were planted. In the Middle Ages, the marriage of

Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine opened the Bordeaux region

to the English market and eventually to the world's stage. The name

Bordeaux derives from the French au bord de l'eau which means "along

the waters" and makes reference to the Gironde estuary and its tributaries,

the Garonne and the Dordogne rivers which play a pivotal role in the

history and success of this region.

During the 13th century, the Graves was the principal wine region of

Bordeaux. While there were some vines growing in the Entre-deux-mers,

Saint-Émilion and Blaye, the Médoc during this period was virtually a

barren marshland. In the seventeenth century, Dutch traders began to

drain the marshland around the Médoc and encouraged the planting of

vineyards.

From 1875-1892 almost all Bordeaux vineyards were ruined by Phylloxera

infestations. The region's wine industry was rescued by grafting native

vines on to pest-resistant American rootstock.

All Bordeaux vines that survive to this day are a product of this action.

Some grape varieties responded better to the grafting then others and these varieties - Cabernet

Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle-became Bordeaux

leading grapes.

Due to the lucrative nature of this business, other areas in France began growing their own wines and

labeling them as Bordeaux products. As profits in the Aquitaine region declined, the vignerons

demanded that the government impose a law declaring that only produce from Bordeaux could be

labelled with that name. The INAO or Institut National des Appellations d'Origine was created for this

purpose

In 1936, the government responded to the appeals from the winemakers and stated that all regions in

France had to name their wines by the place in which they had been produced. Labelled with the AOC

approved stamp, products were officially confirmed to be from the region that it stated.

One of the many vineyards in the Medoc region

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Medoc

The Médoc is situated north of the town of Bordeaux, on the left bank of

the Gironde. Médoc is divided in two parts, the Haut-Médoc in the south,

near the town, and the north part traditionally called Médoc. The wines are

delicate, medium coloured, fine and elegant; often tannic when young,

harmonious and splendid when matured. Grands crus classés in Médoc

count for 25% of the vineyards, 20% of the production and about 50% of

the sales. However none sells under the Médoc appellation but

Haut-Médoc. The area is famous for the following communes Pauillac, Margaux,

Saint Julien and Saint-Estèphe.

Graves

The area of Graves gets its name from the soil. Graves are a mix of gravels,

clay and sand carried out by the river, located just outside the town of

Bordeaux. The red wines of Graves are recognisable by their garnet-red

colour, rich, attractive and more robust than the other Médoc wines. Two

third of Graves wines are white. Among the best white wines in Bordeaux, they are generally fresh,

fruity and dry.

Pessac-Leognan

Pessac-Léognan was detached from the Graves appellation. North of the Graves, Pessac-Léognan

tends to get closer and closer to Médoc. The terroir in Pessac-Léognan is quite exclusive. Red wines

from Pessac-Léognan have a powerful bouquet. They are among the best in Bordeaux. White wines

are well-structured and can age in a cellar. After 5 years they begin to express rich aromas.

St Emilion

Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region. The UNESCO organisation recognised the

great terroir of Saint Emilion and put the site on the World Heritage List. Saint Emilion wines are

considered the most robust of the Bordeaux. They are generous, very coloured, and reach their

maturity quicker than other red Bordeaux.

Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest wine producing area in the Bordeaux region. You will not find typical huge

Bordeaux chateaux as in the Médoc area. However Pomerol hosts one of the most famous of all:

Pétrus.

The Pomerol wine can be more robust than others in Bordeaux. They have an exclusive velvety quality

and are at their best when at least 15 years old.

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BORD0005

CHATEAU CLUZAN BORDEAUX ROUGE 2005

Well made, ripe fruit, easy drinking claret, a great bottle buy it whilst stocks last. Excellent value.

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BORD0001

CHATEAU MALBAT BORDEAUX ROUGE

Easy drinking Claret with good structure of blackcurrant fruit and firm tannins. (C)

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CHATEAU L'HEYRISSON BORDEAUX ROUGE 2008

Lovely blackcurrant and damson fruit flavours, good structure and slight tannins, a wonderfully easy drinking Bordeaux rouge.

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CHATEAU LA ROSE DU PIN BORDEAUX ROUGE 2005

A superb quality Claret with good fruit balance and a lovely deep red colour. Very fruity on the palate, with a delicious cherry flavour.

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Medoc

BORD0030

CHATEAU BEAUMONT HAUT MEDOC 2006

A very reliable Chateau, soft attractive fruit, fairly forward. Drink 2010 - 2016.

(C)

BORD0093

CHATEAU PATACHE D'AUX MEDOC 2006

As ever great value. Rich and juicy on the nose with a dense, firm structure on the palate. Drink 2012 - 2019.

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CHATEAU BEAUMONT HAUT MEDOC 2002

Fine deep colour, ripe Cabernet fruit, very attractive balance. Harmonious St Julien style Medoc, good fruit, good length and good wine.

Drink 2006 - 2012 (C)

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CHATEAU FOURCAS HOSTEN LISTRAC MEDOC 2003

Good colour, fragrant, aromatic nose, a slight sweetness, rich ripe and soft with plenty of fruit structure. Terrific value.

Drink 2007 - 2015. (C)

BORD0028

CHATEAU CARONNE ST GEMME HAUT MEDOC 2003

Supple and forward, a lovely wine with massive layers of up-front fruit and lovely soft tannins. Very good value.

Drink 2007 - 2015. (C)

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CHATEAU LIVERSAN HAUT MEDOC 2006

Under the same ownership now for 10 years and the wine is better every year. The vineyards are not far from Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste and it is extremely well priced and well worth buying. Generous red fruit and lovely fresh texture.

Drink 2011 - 2018. (C)

BORD0460

CHATEAU LIVERSAN HAUT MEDOC 2002

Dense purple colour, powerful heady nose of plum and cherry. A little liquorice and spice, rich and concentrated on the palate and a long finish. Drink 2008 - 2013

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BORD0093

CHATEAU PATACHE D'AUX MEDOC 2005

Owned by the Lapula family since 1964. On average the wines are 35 years old. Rich and dense on the palate with splendid, glossy fruit and firm, ripe tannins.

Drink 2011 - 2018. (C)

BORD0016

CHATEAU CISSAC HAUT MEDOC 2006

A popular Chateau, very reliable, continues the recent trend of more supple wines. Well balanced cassis fruit with a firm finish.

Drink 2013 - 2022. (C)

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Excellent depth of crimson. Pepper and incense on the nose most interesting! Thick and sweet and very much better than most Haut-Medocs. Real concentration. With the tannins extremely well managed very glamorous indeed. Bravo! Note of green pepper only on the very very end.

Drink 2012 - 2018. (C)

BORD0016

CHATEAU CISSAC HAUT MEDOC 2005

Very popular with our Claret lovers. The wine is superb and great value. The style is getting more supple - even a hint of feminine grace.

Drink 2010 - 2023. (C)

BORD0016

CHATEAU CISSAC HAUT MEDOC 1989

Superb vintage and an excellent wine from Louis Vialard. (C)

Graves

BORD0021

CHATEAU DE GAILLAT 2000

Excellent Claret from Pierre Coste, good, soft ripe fruit. (C)

St Emilion

BORD0006

CHATEAU NAGUET MONTAGNE ST EMILION 2006

Largely composed of the Merlot grape, displays an obvious fruitiness, richness and freshness, with a gentle and delicate structure making the wine particularly charmful. (C)

BORD0025

CHATEAU FRANC BAUDRON ST EMILION 2005

Lovely cassis nose leading to a soft velvety, cherry flavoured palate with just a hint of tannins on the finish.

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BORD0002

CHATEAU TEYSSIER GRAND CRU ST EMILION 2002

Spicy aromas of blackcurrants, blackberries and cassis with hints of oak. Lush and supple with smooth chocolaty tannins and a mineral note. (C)

Fonsac

BORD0780

CHATEAU HAUT CARLES FRONSAC 2003

A new Chateau for us. Wonderful depth of colour, masses of soft, ripe fruit and long finish. 90 points from Robert Parker. - Great value.

Drink 2010 - 2020. (C)

Margaux

BORD0056

CHATEAU D'ANGLUDET MARGAUX 2004

Even better than 2003 - dense texture and fine floral fruitiness. Drink 2011 - 2020.

(C)

BORD0035

LES CHARMES DE KIRWAN 2004

The nose displays a bouquet that is at once fruity and floral. The mouth is both supple and generous, showing a well-balanced body. The flavours linger in the mouth, and one detects a final hint of freshness at the end. This is a wine that exhibits great harmony.

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BORD0056

CHATEAU D'ANGLUDET MARGAUX 2006

James Sichel continues to make lovely wine here. Most attractive, sweet plummy fruit on the nose, ripe and round on the palate. Full-bodied and firm finish will ensure the wine ages gracfully.

Drink 2011 - 2020. (C)

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BORD0137

CHATEAU CARBONNIEUX BLANC PESSAC-LEOGNAN 2003

A blend of mainly Sauvignon and a small proportion of Semillon, delicious for early drinking. Drink 2005 - 2012.

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Bordeaux Rose

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CHATEAU MAYNE-CABANOT ROSE 2009

Delicious rose with a nice full flavour of summer berries, a refreshing off dry style that is ideal for anytime, any place!

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BORD0008

CHATEAU DE SOURS BORDEAUX ROSE 2008

Lovely luscious, vibrant pink colour that offers vivacious red berry fruit aromas, with hints of strawberry, bubblegum, raspberries and cream on the palate. The summer fruits are

enhanced, with purity that is married beautifully to a lovely refreshing, balanced acidity and a long dry finish.

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Red Burgundy

Burgundy wines are either red wines made from Pinot Noir grapes or white

wines made from Chardonnay grapes. Red and white wines are also made

from other grape varieties, such as Gamay and Aligoté respectively and

small amounts of rosé and sparkling wine are also produced in the region.

Burgundy has a higher number of appellations d'origine contrôlée (AOCs)

than any other French region, and is often seen as the most

terroir-conscious of the French wine regions.

The various Burgundy AOCs are classified from carefully delineated Grand

Cru vineyards down to more non-specific regional appellations. The

practice of delineating vineyards by their terroir in Burgundy go back to

Medieval times, when various monasteries played a key role in developing

the Burgundy wine industry.

The Cote d’Or is divided into two main viticultural regions, the Cote de

Nuits and the Cote de Beaune, the Cote de Nuits being the more northerly

of the two.

Cote de Nuits

Some of the villages of the Cote de Nuits produce

some of the great wines of Burgundy.

Gevrey Chambertin impresses with its

combination of muscular, weighty attitude and

paradoxical perfumed edge.

Morey-St-Denis is a meaty, intense wine which can

be superb.

Chambolle-Musigny may be marked by a

wonderful, floral, fragrant bouquet.

Vougeot is unusual as much of the wine is

classified as Grand Cru as it lies within the walled

vineyard of Clos de Vougeot, but only a small part

of this wine is truely Grand Cru quality, at best it

can be tasty, full-bodied, and a richly fruited wine.

Flagey is unusual as it lies to the east of the other

vineyards although their wines are wonderful and

sold as Echezeaux.

Vosne-Romanee has a fine set of vineyards that

produce some superb wines, they are rich and

creamy with sensuous textures.

Nuits-St-Georges is the main town of Cote de

Nuits and produces densely textured wines full of

bramble fruits and with good ageing potential.

BURGUNDY

“If God

forbade

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would he

have made

wine so

good!”

Armand Jean

du Plessis

Gevrey Chambertin

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Lovely, open, aromatic Pinot Noir nose with hints of cherries, medium-bodied, juicy texture with lots of red fruits.

(B)

BURG0019

COTES DE NUITS VILLAGES BERTRAND AMBROISE 2005

From a small vineyard at Corgoloin at the southern end of Cote de Nuits.

100% Pinot Noir giving rich, Nuit St Georges style red and black fruits on the nose and a lovely, rich, spicy flavour on the palate.

(B)

BURG0008

CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY VINCENT GIRARDIN 1999

Soft cherry and toasted oak aromas, medium-bodied in a silky texture, soft fruity style with ripe tannins and a juicy finish.

(D)

BURG0021

NUITS ST GEORGES AU BAS DE COMBE

JACQUES CACHEUX 2005

From vines on the Nuits-Vosne border, this is aged in 30% new oak barrels

and combines the strength of Nuits with the elegance of Vosne. Beautiful blackberry and plum fruit on the nose followed by chewy, dense texture with toasty oak on the palate. (B)

BURG0025

NUITS ST GEORGES BERTRAND AMBROISE 2005

Generous red berry and dark stone fruit flavours and aromas mark this robust, masculine Pinot Noir, and are offset by earth and spice notes in a vigorous, direct tannic structure. (B)

BURG0011

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN CHAMPLAIN PIERRE ANDRE 2003

From one of the largest vineyards in the region. Rich red colour. A bordeaux like nose. Notes of black fruit with dry tannins which last on the finish. Medium to full-bodied. Delicious. (B)

BURG0025

NUITS ST GEORGES BERTRAND AMBROISE 2002

Intense, backward nose of blackberries and toasty oak, full-bodied, tannic wine with great concentration, mixture of red and black fruits and long aftertaste. Drink 2005 - 2012

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BURG0009

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET 2006

A delightful medium-bodied Gevrey Chambertin blended from parcels which originated from three different terroirs of the village. This Gevrey has nuances of red and black fruits with subtle hints of oak and a lovely soft velvety finish. (B)

BURG0034

VOSNE ROMANEE BERTRAND AMBROISE 2002

Lovely open red fruits on the nose, medium-bodied but fine intensity. Very ripe tannins, harmonious and very stylish with beautiful, lingering raspberry fruit on the finish.

Drink 2005 - 2010 (B)

BURG0029

VOUGEOT 1er CRU LES CRAS BERTRAND AMBROISE 2002

An intense nose of great finesse, fruity with floral and spicy notes. In the mouth it is rich, velvety and delightfully smooth with flavours that go on for several minutes.

Drink 2005 - 2015 (B)

BURG0029

VOUGEOT 1er CRU LES CRAS BETRAND AMBROISE 2009

Fine, vivid red fruits on the nose. Delicious, elegant,very ripe raspberry and redcurrant fruit on the palate, gentle tannins, sweet finish, a very harmonious wine of great class.

(B)

BURG0035

ECHEZEAUX JACQUES CACHEUX ET FILS 2005

This bright, dark ruby-coloured wine is superb. Rose, violet, lily, perfume, cherry, blackberry, and earth aromas lead to a full-bodied, velvety-textured, and immensely refined wine. Magnificently proportioned, balanced, and reveals creamy blackberries, candied cherries, and hints of chocolate in its complex, concentrated and pure personality. Its immensely long finish reveals a firm backbone (B)

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