Recent additions to our fine wine list

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2023 Château La Conseillante, Pomerol Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2024. 88% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV and 70% new barrels. Structured and floral, with a distinct elegance this vintage. The 2023 has a gourmand quality, with appetising mineral notes around pure, ripe black fruit and tons of fine tannin. The finish is long, with mouth-watering acidity and more savoury, mineral notes.

Young: 2029 - 2060
2023 Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2024. 41% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon. 13.5% ABV. Vibrant style, with a lot of bridled power. Black, dense berry fruit within a classical structure, typical of Figeac, with stony textural elements, ripe but firm tannins, and distinct graphite aromas and flavours. Beautiful long, pure finish, with layers of rocky, mineral flavours and fresh bramble.

Young: 2028 - 2062
2023 Château Beauséjour, 1er Grand Cru Classé St-Emilion Dry | Red | Still

Tasted April 2024. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV and 60% new barrels. Bright floral aromatics, damson, with peony, violet perfume. Juicy fruit on the palate, refreshing acidity, restrained and delineated flavours. Complex spicy notes are restrained too and there's some savoury Cabernet Franc leafiness.

Young: 2027 - 2053
M/V Cuvée Dr Brendan O'Regan Brut, Sugrue South Downs (Base Vintage 2016) Dry | White | Sparkling | 13%

Sugrue Cuvée Dr Brendan O’Regan is a multi-vintage, multi-vineyard, Prestige Cuvée blend comprising of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir, aged in only the finest Burgundian oak barrels. Amber gold in hue with a fine, persistent mousse. The nose shows prominent notes of caramelized apple, stone fruits, brioche and honey. Richly textured on the palate with a bracing acidity and a long and luscious finish. Beautiful to enjoy now, it will grow in elegance and complexity if cellared for up to a decade.

Ready: 2024 - 2036
2018 Rosé Ex Machina, Sugrue South Downs, Sussex Rosé | Sparkling | 12%

Wild strawberry and crunchy red apple notes on the nose. The palate is wonderfully balanced between juicy freshness and mellow ripeness. The mousse is creamy and gentle, expressing the very elegant fruit with ease. Delicious.

Ready: 2024 - 2032
M/V Zodo Brut Nature, Sugrue South Downs, Sussex (Base Vintage 2017) Dry | White | Sparkling

Sourced predominantly from the Mount Harry Vineyard, an exquisite chalk terroir nestled in East Sussex. Zodo is only made in the best of vintages. Notes of fresh Granny Smith apples and a hint of crushed stone on the nose. The palate is packed with vibrant acidity, a delicate richness, and a refreshing, crisp touch of lemon on the finish.Only 2500 bottles were produced. 0 g/L dosage.

Ready: 2024 - 2034
2019 The Trouble With Dreams Brut, Sugrue South Downs, Sussex Dry | White | Sparkling | 12%

The 2019 Trouble With Dreams is precise, complex and thrilling; with drive, power, detail and finesse delivering a long, tapering finish. A blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir picked at peak possible maturity before persistent rains set in after 12th October that year. Only 7,500 bottles produced. 6g/l dosage.

Ready: 2024 - 2034
N/V Fitzrovia Rosé Brut, Ridgeview, Sussex Dry | Rosé | Sparkling | 12%

Fitzrovia’s delicate salmon colour instantly appeals. Vibrant raspberry and redcurrant aromas carry through to the fresh fruit-driven, juicy palate.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
N/V Cavendish Brut, Ridgeview, Sussex Dry | White | Sparkling | 12%

Cavendish is expressive and open on the nose with hints of pretty red fruit. The Pinot dominance brings depth and complexity to the palate with a long-lasting finish, whilst the Chardonnay adds finesse and freshness.

Ready: 2024 - 2030
2018 Blanc de Blancs Brut, Ridgeview, Sussex Dry | White | Sparkling | 12%

100% Chardonnay from the fantastic 2018 vintage. Bright citrus blossom aromas combine with freshly cut grapefruit, lemon sherbet and a buttery pastry.The palate has layers of fresh green apple and white peach with plenty of biscuity notes on the rich, creamy back palate. There is wonderful energy, with a fine bead of linear acidity racing through the saline finish, yet it remains juicy, open and inviting. Delicious.

Ready: 2024 - 2036

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