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Nyetimber dinner 14/9/18

James Beverley first dinner as host, a  mix of classic and modernity in terms of  both choice of wines and  Tony`s matching menu. Our thanks to Peter Rowe for his input – always entertaining!

Guest Speaker: Peter Rowe

 Host: James Beverley – Chef: Tony Bell

Nyetimber, Classic Cuvée, Sussex NV, £36.99

Lovely pale gold with gentle, fine bubbles. Toasty, spicy and complex aromas showing wonderful development after extended ageing in Nyetimber’s cellar. The palate supports these complex aromas with honey, almond, pastry and baked apple flavours. Very fine and elegant with a great combination of intensity, delicacy and length. 60% Chardonnay 30% Pinot Noir 10% Pinot Meunier

Baron de Badassière, Picpoul de Pinet 2017, £11.99

Pale lemon in colour with a youthful rim. Crisp apple aromas are complemented by a citrus edge. On the palate, it has attractive weight, with a good balance of ripe, yellow plums and greengages and a fresh lime zest acidity that continue through the finish. 100% Picpoul

 

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2017, £19.99

Deliciously aromatic and highly perfumed – exuding ripe nectarine, pink grapefruit and lemon zest with a lifted floral fragrance reminiscent of jasmine and elderflower. Classic ripe Marlborough Sauvignon – with melon and gooseberry flavours and a touch of passionfruit, wound into a generous, mouth-filling palate that finishes dry and crisp. 100% Sauvignon Blanc

 

Kim Crawford Pinot Gris, Marlborough 2017, £14.99

Pale straw in colour. Wonderfully lifted orchard fruit notes of ripe pear and apple, with floral notes and hints of clove. The palate is ripe and rich, with a pleasant viscosity. The wine is well balanced, with a touch of fruit sweetness on the crisp finish.100% Pinot Gris

 

Giant Steps Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 2017, £21.99

This wine is very much a sum of its parts, with perfumed cherry characters coming from the Sexton Vineyard, Campari notes from Applejack and Tarraford’s mocha and cocoa earthiness underpinning it. It has vibrant red and blue fruits but a lovely underlying earthiness, with white mushrooms, truffles, savoury spice and forest floor characters. An elegant wine with breadth, structure and viscosity on the palate. 100% Pinot Noir

 

 

El Coto Cote de Imaz, Reserva Rioja 2013, £16.99

Deep ruby red in colour, with a hint of ageing at the rim. The nose has a wide range of delicate red fruit accompanied by smoky nuances and hints of vanilla from the new American oak. On the palate, the wine is velvety and round, with smooth tannins and good acidity. The finish is balanced and long. 100% Tempranillo

Palazzo della Torre, Allegrini, Veneto 2014, £23.99

Ruby red in colour, Palazzo della Torre has enticing aromas of cherry with rich dark chocolate notes. Velvety in texture, it is well-balanced and offers ripe, juicy dark fruit, with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. 70% Corvina 25% Rondinella 5% Sangiovese

Entity Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2014, £33.99

Deep ruby with a purple glint. Attractive blackberry and plum aromatics complemented with some savoury spice. On the palate, the Entity is full bodied and generous, with layers of dark berry fruit and youthful balanced tannins. Very pure and mouth filling, with ample structure and great ageing potential. 100% Shriaz

Sandeman, Late Bottled Vintage Port, 2013, £18.99

On the nose, the wine is intense and complex with aromas of balsamic, rose, basil, red and black fruits, as well as spicy notes of black pepper. On the palate, this wine has a lively acidity and robust tannins, complemented by an incredibly balanced finish. 45% Touriga Franca 30% Tinta Roriz 25% Touriga Nacional

Menu

Courgette, fresh anchovy & tapenade palette

Warm ginger & lime prawn salad, watercress

Salmon cube ‘tandoor’, coriander relish

Duck Chuan Rua

Slow-roasted lamb, Rioja beans, saffron potato

Cheese platters

White chocolate cream, peach compote

 

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