Please be aware, vintages are subject to change.
Italian Red – Northern Regions
401 Merlot ‘Biologico’ (La Cappuccina) Veneto 12.5% ¦ 2016 £33.90
A fresh and fruity red wine with berries notes, made from Merlot grapes. Organic.
438 Cabernet Sauvignon (Castel Firmian) Trentos 13% ¦ 2017 £35.50
Intense, complex flavour with spicy notes, hints of eucalyptus and sweet fruit, and a fragrant scent of oak. Well balanced and full bodied.
402 Valpolicella Vendemmia (Bertani) Veneto 12.5% ¦ 2016 Half Bottle £19.90 ¦ £37.50
Hand harvested from 24 year old vines situated in the s. Ambrogio Hills near Lake Garda. The wine has a red ruby colour delicate almond bouquet and a dry velvety flavour.
403 Barbera d'Asti Fiulot (Prunotto) Piedmont 14% ¦ 2017 £38.50
Light to medium bodied with hints of cherry fruit on a soft structure.
404 Dolcetto d'Alba (Prunotto) Piedmont 13% ¦2016 £41.00
Superb deep colour intensely perfumed with raspberry and violet concentrated sweet fruit leading to a firm ripe mouthful of soft red fruit flavours (unfiltered).
437 Merlot Varneri (Marco Felluga) Veneto 13.5% ¦ 2013 £43.50
The wine opens with aromas of red berries and cherry jam, which lead to a rich, medium-bodied palate with a lovely balance of fruit and savoury, tobacco notes.
405 Valpolicella Ripasso (Bertanti) Veneto 13.5% ¦ 2015 £45.50
Attractive, aromatic nose dominated by cherries and spice. Well-balanced, full-bodied palate with notes of ripe red fruit, cherry liqueur and blackcurrants.
406 Nebbiolo d'Alba ‘Occhetti’ (Prunotto) Piedmont 13.5% ¦ 2015 £55.50
A high quality Nebbiolo. It has good structure with hints of leather and red berries. Good alternative to Barolo or Barbaresco.
407 Barbaresco Coste Rubin (Fontanafredda) Piedmont 13.5% ¦ 2013 £75.00
The bouquet is complex, with ethereal, spicy overtones intense vanilla, cooked fruit and cinnamon. A velvety and well-balanced flavour lingers on the palate.
408 Barolo (Fontanafredda) Piedmont 14% ¦ 13/14 £67.50
A garnet red colour with a delicate, appealing, intense bouquet, reminiscent of violets and dry roses, alcohol-soaked cherries, vanilla, tobacco, truffles and pepper. The taste is full, robust, austere but velvety and harmonious.
409 Secco-Bertani ‘Super Ripasso’ (Bertani) Veneto 13.5% ¦ 2015 £62.50
A sour cherry palate, black tea and cherry pit. A dusty tannin profile with mid-palate grip and a generous coffee bean finish.
410 Amarone della Valpolicella Valpantena (Bertani) Veneto 15.5% ¦ 2014 £69.00
Deep dark ruby with violet rim, notes of buck, sour berries, spices and dried fruit. The palate is creamy with soft tannins and integrated oak.
435 Barolo (Prunotto) Piedmont 13.5% ¦ 2013 £85.00
A fresh and savory red with plum and berry character and hints of dried meat. Medium to full body, clean finish.
411 Amarone Reserva Costasera Masi (Appaximento) Veneto 15.5% ¦ 2011 £95.00
Intense vinous bouquet; It has a dark, rich and deep smoky aromas. The finish on the palate is elegant, warm and long. Full bodied.
412 Barolo Bussia (Prunotto) Piedmont 13.5% ¦ 2009 £120.00
An ample and complex aromas of violets and berry fruit, which is full and velvety in flavour and very balanced.
413 Amarone della Valpolicella Mazzano (Masi Boscaini) Veneto 16% ¦ 2007 £225.00
Great single vineyard wine, produced from dried selected grapes. Full bodied, rich flavours of sour cherries and dried nuts. One of Italy’s finest.
Italian Red – Center Regions
414 Chianti Colli Aretini (Logge Vasari) Tuscany 13% ¦ 2016 £37.50
Light and everyday drinking Chianti; soft fruits and soft tannins linger together to the fresh finish.
415 Sangiovese Colli Pesaresi (Mancini) Pesaro 14% ¦ 2016 £39.50
Hand crafted, that lingers on a dry finish. Juicy, crunchy, flavours of elderberry and mulberry, and a lovely sweetness mid-palate.
436 Pikler Selezione ‘Super’ Sangiovese (Bruscia) Marche 15% ¦ 2013 £55.00
An intense ruby red colour. Has an explosion of sensations of ripe black fruit, blackcurrant and blueberry framed by a well-blended scent of sweet spices, vanilla and cinnamon. There is a soft impact with tannin that offers intense but velvety sensations.
416 Spelt Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo Riserva (La Valentina) Abruzzi 13.5% ¦ 2014 £45.50
A vivid, complex aroma of super ripe strawberries and spice leads to a full, dry, powerful palate that retains masterful balance despite its weight.
417 Peppoli Chianti Classico (Antinori) Tuscany 13.5% ¦ 2015 Half Bottle £23.50 ¦ £41.90
A young wine produced in Chianti, by the Antinori family, next door to the Tignanello vineyard. Has a presence of Merlot that soften the tannins, velvety, vibrant and fruity.
421 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (La Braccesca) Tuscany 13.5% ¦ 2013 £52.50
Refined, with cherry, raspberry and floral flavors. The structure is more gossamer than steel, delivering a fine aftertaste of tobacco and mineral.
418 Cumaro Conero Riserva (Umani Ronchi) Marche 14% ¦ 2013 £69.00
Shows good density of ripe mulberry, cherry and bramble fruit layered with chocolate and spice draped around a framework of fine-grained tannins and leavened by refreshing acidity.
419 Le Volte Dell’ Ornellaia (Ornellaia) Tuscany 14% ¦ 2015 £60.00
The late ripening of the grapes expresses the crispness and freshness of the fruit. The palate is silky, refined and without any sharp edges, albeit with a lower density. It is a balanced, harmonious and very drinkable wine.
420 Focara Pinot Noir Colli Pesaro (Mancini) Pesaro 14% ¦ 2016 £75.00
Produced from very old vineyard, next to the Adriatic Sea, traditional strawberry and vegetable aromas with very soft tannins and a palate rich of red fruit, great balance.
422 Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori (Antinori) Tuscany 13.5% ¦ 2013 £75.00
Mature and ready to enjoy; structured and balanced with cherry flavours.
423 Brunello di Montalcino (Antinori) 14% Tuscany ¦ 2013 £99.00
Produced in south of Montalcino, the wine is powerful, balanced, elegant and modern with integrated tannins and great long finish.
424 Tignanello (Antinori) Tuscany 13.5% ¦ 2014 £175.00
From the heart of Chianti classico, this is one of Italy’s finest, from a single vineyard, its age worthy and complex. Smokey flavours add to the fruity undertones to released a concentrated, powerful finish.
425 Sassicaia (Marchesi Incisa d. Rocchetta) Tuscany 13.5% ¦ 2012 £365.00
Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc Blend. Medium in body, it presents nuanced layers of sweet dark fruit, liquorice, menthol and toasted oak that gradually open onto a finely-knit frame of notable length and distinction.
Italian Red – South Regions & Islands
426 Nero d’Avola Regaleali (Tasca D’Almerita) Sicily 13% ¦ 2016 £32.90
Light to medium, fresh, fruity and enjoyable flavours.
427 Primitivo (Botromagno) Puglia 14% ¦ 2016 £35.50
On the nose it shows deep, crushed mixed black fruit, berries, plums, hints of liquorice, root and herbs. A rich and full-bodied wine. On the palate; concentration of blackberry, cherries, black plum and layers of dark chocolate.
428 Salice Salentino Riserva ‘La Carta’ (Candido) Puglia 13.5% ¦ 2013 £36.50
Robust and rustic with dried fruit flavours accompanied by a creamy bitter-chocolate character, balanced by moderate acidity and smoky oak, with a superb length.
429 Etna Rosso (Planeta) Sicily 13.5% ¦ 2016 £37.50
A soft red wine with flesh and structure. Characteristic of the area the notes of plums, raspberries and green tomato leaves.
430 Cannonau I Fiori (Pala) Sardinia 13.5% ¦ 2016 £39.50
An unusual Cannonau, fruit driven, soft tannins, good fruit concentration and medium bodied.
431 Duca d'Aragona Salento Rosso (Candido) Puglia 14% ¦ 2012 £59.00
Very intense on the nose, clear and fragrant. Enormously satisfying on the palate, combining warmth and austerity with a fine harmony of flavours ranging from roasted coffee beans, tobacco and spice and a fine well integrated hint of new oak.
432 Merlot Sito Dell’umo (Planeta) Sicily 14% ¦ 2013 £69.00
Bilberry notes followed by a floral bouquet, vanilla and toast. Velvety and rich in the mouth, with creamy, elegant tannins and a fresh, pleasant length.
433 Marchese di Villamarina Alghero (Sella & Mosca) Sardinia 13.5% ¦ 2010 £99.00
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Tenuta I Piani, is a limited production. Aged for 18 months in barrique, this full ruby wine has a deep, herby bouquet and rich, velvety, warm flavour.
434 Mille e Una Notte (Donna Fugata) Sicily 14% ¦ 2005 £150.00
A very modern take on this blend of Nero d'Avola and other local variety grapes. Inky black with overripe plum and new oak on the nose; big fruit flavours and lots of wood.
501 Fleurie Clos des Quatre Vents (George Duboeuf) Burgundy 13.5% ¦ 2015 £39.50
Full-bodied for Fleurie, with plenty of oomph to match the trademark floral character, and complex nuances, both savoury and fruity.
502 Chateauneuf du Pape (Domaine de Beaurenard) Rhône 15% ¦ 2015 £79.00
A delightfully aromatic nose, exotic but well balanced. A mouthful of flavour, rich and full bodied.
503 Chat. Montaiguillon (Montagne St. Emilion) Bordeaux 14.5% ¦ 2010 £82.00
Ripe cassis gives richness on the nose and a sweet fleshy start to the palate. The mid palate is firmer with lots of black cherry and the freshness at the back coming from the red fruit influence. There is a good balance between sweet fruit and freshness.
504 Chat. Palais Cardinal Villemaurine (J.F. Carrille) St-Emilion 13% ¦ 2011 £87.50
Beautifully balanced female full of intense red and black fruit. Velvet soft tannins, good structure, long finish.
505 Nuit St. George Vieilles Vignes (Domaine Alain Michelot) Burgundy 13.5% ¦ 2011 £99.90
All the richness of old vines gives this powerful, aromatic Nuits a wonderful texture, complex flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and smoke, and a long, silky finish.
506 Volnay Premier Cru ‘Santenots’ (Vincent Girardin) Burgundy 13.5% ¦ 2012 £112.50
Highly aromatic with notes of violets and subtle oak lashings, with a good balance of fruit and vanilla oak on a plummy red fruit finish.
507 Gevrey Chambertin (Domaine Perrot Minot) Burgundy 13% ¦ 2012 £125.00
Rich, resonant Gevrey, with blackberry, blueberry and violet aromas, a very suave, silky texture, and a long supple finish.
508 Chateau Kirwan Grand Cru (Margaux) Bordeaux 13% ¦ 2012 £150.00
A little subdued on the nose, reticent but not completely shut down, showing just a little appealing perfume of fruit. Lot of tannin on the palate, but there is good texture to match, and appropriate acidity.
509 Chateau Chantalouette (Pomerol) Bordeaux 14% ¦ 2012 £190.00
Thoroughly enjoyable, ripe plums, blackberries, raspberries and blackcurrants laced with delicate toasted spices.
510 Malbec (Finca Decero) Argentina 13.5% ¦ 2016 £37.50
Intense violet aromatics and bright freshness and acidity, which has come to define Decero Malbec. Elegant tannin complexity, reflects beautifully integrated oak tannins following 14 months in French oak.
511 Conde de Valdemar Reserva Rioja (Bodegas) Spain 13.5% ¦ 2011 £49.50
Complex aromas with subtle spicy notes and ripe black fruit touches. Potent and fleshy, taste of ripe fruits and oak. Long and persistent finish.