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    R5 2016 Côtes du Rhône-Villages ‘Seigneurie de Gicon’, Chusclan +

    50% grenache noir, 30% carignan, 15% syrah, 5% mourvèdre. Named after the medieval castle dominating the village of Chusclan, this has a rich depth of glossy plum and liquorice flavours. 13% ABV

    £52.13 £4.34
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    B2A 2011 Beaujolais-Villages, Passot-Collonge +

    100% gamay. The concentration here is much more on lively, almost ‘crunchy’ red fruit — this can be served lightly chilled in those elusive summer months? 12.5% ABV

    £58.18 £4.85
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    B87 2013 Mâcon rouge, les Terres Secrètes +

    100% pinot noir. On the nose there is blackcurrant and raspberry, while the palate adds spice and a grainy depth. 12.5% ABV

    £66.24 £5.52
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    B4 2014 Regnié ‘les Rampaux’, Dominique et Rémy Passot +

    100% gamay. The Passot family tend twenty-one vineyard plots, mostly in Chiroubles and Morgon but with smaller holdings in Fleurie and Regnié. Regnié is the most recently recognized cru in Beaujolais and this is typically full-bodied with juicy redcurrant and raspberry flavours. 13% ABV

    £62.21 £5.18
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    B62B 2014 Bourgogne-Côte Chalonnaise ‘Buissonnier’ +

    100% pinot noir. Elegant and medium-bodied, with flavours of red cherry and spice. 12.5% ABV

    £67.97 £5.66
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    B7H 2015 Fleurie, Dominique et Rémy Passot +

    100% gamay. The Passot family tend twenty-one vineyard plots, mostly in Chiroubles and Morgon but with smaller holdings in Fleurie and Regnié. Their Fleurie, formerly bottled under the Château de Raousset label, offers floral aromas of violet and rose and ripe raspberry fruit. 13% ABV

    £75.60 £6.30
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    i1A 2012 Chianti Classico, Villa la Pagliaia +

    100% sangiovese. 13% ABV

    “Aromas of ripe berry, sunbaked soil and a hint of game lead the nose. The straightforward palate offers dried black cherry, clove and a hint of tobacco alongside supple tannins. It’s already accessible so enjoy soon.” 88 points
    Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (January 2016)

    £79.49 £6.62
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    SP50 2012 Rioja Crianza, Ontañon +

    90% tempranillo, 10% garnacha. From old vines grown on the slopes of the Sierra Yergas, just south of the River Ebro in Rioja Baja — the tempranillo is sourced primarily from the la Montesa vineyard, while the garnacha originates from Siete Caminos. Subtle and elegant, with a natural sense of fruit expression. 13% ABV

    £80.78 £6.73
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    B200 2003 Château Saint-Christophe, Saint-Emilion +

    Merlot, cabernet franc. A rich, full-bodied wine with a nose of black plum and liquorice, while the palate offers an appealing texture with glossy richness right through to the finish — remarkable value from Saint-Emilion. 13.5% ABV

    £95.76 £7.98
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    B27A 2006 Château Saint-Christophe, Saint-Emilion grand cru +

    Merlot, cabernet franc. Based in Saint-Christophe des Bardes (two miles east of Saint-Emilion), the Richard family cultivate twenty-three acres of clay and limestone neighbouring parcels belonging to l’Arrosée and Fombrauges. 13% ABV

    On the 2006 vintage: “Classic stuff, there’s a touch of mineral, iron-oxide bloodiness on the nose, a hint of leafiness and cedar, and then a lean core of bramble and blackcurrant fruit. On the palate it is very grown-up claret, with a tensioning grip of tannin and powerful acidity, the spices and the sinewy black fruit coming through on the mid-palate. The wine finishes on savoury fruit and spice, in delicious Bordeaux style.”
    Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com (June 2014)

    £108.00 £9.00
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    L16 2015 Muscadet Sèvre et Maine ‘sur lie’, Château la Noë +

    100% melon de Bourgogne. Classic Muscadet at every step: a bright gold in colour, notes of freshly squeezed lemon and oyster shell, incredible freshness and minerality. 12% ABV

    £44.06 £3.67
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    B82 2012 Mâcon-Verzé ‘Croix-Jarrier’, les Terres Secrètes +

    100% chardonnay. In addition to the obvious lemon and pear fruit, Mâcon-Verzé offers greater intensity and smoky minerality than some ‘common or garden’ Mâcon. 12.5% ABV

    £64.80 £5.40
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    B85 2015 Saint-Véran, les Terres Secrètes +

    100% chardonnay. From parcels around the famous limestone escarpment at Solutré, a rich and powerful wine enlivened by a fresh finish. 13% ABV

    £75.89 £6.32
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    L51 2015 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors +

    100% sauvignon blanc. Jean Tatin and his wife Chantal have twenty hectares in Quincy, planted mainly on the Kimmeridgian limestone that gives their wines such a pure, mineral character. 12.5% ABV

    £78.05 £6.50
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    L24 2014 Sancerre ‘les Belles Vignes’, Fournier +

    100% sauvignon blanc. Making wine since the 1800s, Domaine Fournier is now one of the most important estates in Sancerre. 12.5% ABV

    On the 2015 vintage:
    “Very pure and chiselled, with gooseberry, straw and flint flavours tightly coiled, driven by a mouthwatering fleur de sel note through the long, bone-dry finish, which is built on minerality. Drink now through 2021.” 92 points
    James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (November 2016)

    £79.06 £6.59
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    L10 2015 Sancerre, Régis Jouan +

    100% sauvignon blanc. A nose of nettles and grass leads to cool gooseberry flavours and a smoky herbal twist — a fine expression of Sancerre from this tiny family-owned domaine in the hamlet of Sury en Vaux. 13% ABV

    £79.06 £6.59
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    B91 2014 Chablis, Alain Geoffroy +

    100% chardonnay. Pale yellow in the glass with shimmering silver highlights, this displays elegant citrus fruit reinforced by a firm limestone minerality. 12.5% ABV

    £85.68 £7.14
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    B91A 2014 Chablis, Vocoret +

    100% chardonnay. After four generations in the business, the Vocoret family have pretty much perfected making incisive, mineral Chablis. 12.5% ABV

    £91.01 £7.58
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    L14 2012 Pouilly-Fumé ‘Domaine des Berthiers’, Jean-Claude Daguenau +

    100% sauvignon blanc. With racy acidity and precise structure, this is classic Pouilly-Fumé at its most restrained and elegant.

    £97.92 £8.16
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    B94C 2014 Chablis 1er cru ‘Vaillon’, Vocoret +

    100% chardonnay. With crisply defined aromas of lime and chalk, the Vaillon vineyard offers classic premier cru flavours of ‘wet stones’ and green apple. 13% ABV

    £110.59 £9.22
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    B102 2014 Chablis 1er cru ‘Fourchaume’, Alain Geoffroy +

    100% chardonnay. From a forty-five hectare domaine family-owned since 1850, this is a striking pale gold in colour; despite the mineral structure, a certain floral delicacy still stands out. 13% ABV

    £119.23 £9.94
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    CH15A Gruet Brut Sélection +

    Pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot meunier. From a family-owned domaine making wine since 1670, this champagne is full-bodied and powerful with exquisite fruit aromas. 12% ABV

    £137.52 £11.46
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    CH45 Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut +

    35% chardonnay, 35% pinot noir and 30% pinot meunier. Founded in 1825 in Châlons-sur-Marne and regularly enjoyed by Queen Victoria and Edward VII, Joseph Perrier is one of the largest champagne houses still in private ownership. Fine bubbles form a delicate but persistent mousse, while scents of citrus and apple lead into richer vanilla and cinnamon; the palate is full and round-bodied with a lasting finish. 12% ABV

    £172.80 £14.40
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    CH55B Louis Roederer Brut Premier +

    40% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay, 20% pinot meunier. An excellent introduction to the celebrated Cristal, Louis Roederer’s ‘house’ champagne is almost Burgundian in its richness and complexity. 12% ABV

    “Beautifully composed reduction across lemon citrus, white peach, cherries and deeper, more savoury notes of spice and grilled nuts; fresh and complex at once. The palate’s assertively flavored, yet runs on a smooth and fine textural thread. Acidity is paramount, redder fruits hold court here. Great balance and depth.” 92 points
    James Suckling (July 2015)

    “The famous non-vintage from Louis Roederer has evolved and become just that little bit drier. This bottling emphasizes white fruits and crisp acidity as well as mineral texture. It is a complete wine, all the elements there. Another few months bottle age will make this wine even better, so wait until 2017.” 92 points
    Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (December 2016)

    £216.00 £18.00
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