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Sept 27 Poppy de Courcy-Wheeler

Looking forward to tomorrow night`s dinner with Dominic, Poppy and our wonderful paying guests! Here is  the line-up for those of you wanting a peek. Menu at the bottom.

Host: Anthony Borges – Chef: Dominic Carter

Guest speaker: Poppy de Courcy-Wheeler

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut, Vignerons des Terres Secretes, France £19.99

After a full 2 years on its lees this Crémant is better than most, with a creamy palate &  bright, refreshing acidity. Aromas prevail of baked apple, pear and lemon. 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay

Macon-Prissé `Les Clochettes`, Burgundy, France 2017, £16.99

A tasty unoaked Chardonnay from the Macon in southern Burgundy. Green apple, melon and honeysuckle. Pleasantly supple and fresh. 100% Chardonnay.

Pouilly Fuissé Vignes Blanches, Domaine Saumaize-Michelin, Burgundy, France 2017, £33.99 

Stylish Pouilly Fuissé, open, fresh white peach and pear aromas with hints of brioche.  Mineral, rich and full flavoured on the palate with complexity lasting throughout the long-lasting finish. 100% Chardonnay.

 Puligny-Montrachet, Sylvain Bzikot, Burgundy, France 2017,  £55.99

Sylvain is third generation from Poland, known for his attention to detail and most importantly for the quality of his Puligny. The grapes are from four plots, two bordering 1er Cru vineyards. The immediate, bracing citrus and white flower `lift` gives way to stone fruits and minerality. 100% Chardonnay.

Ventoux Passe Colline, South Rhone, France 2017, £13.99

A vibrant, fragrant and fleshy Rhone red from the Vaucluse, grown on steep, hilly, sand and stone terrain. Grapes include 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir & 10% mix of Carignan, Cinsault & Mourvedre.

Saint Joseph, Domaine du Tunnel, Northern Rhone, France 2015 £46.99 

Stunning effort by Stephane Robert and his wife Sandrine. This 100% Syrah is top notch. Aromas of ripe, exuberant blackberries, violets and burnt meaty notes are followed by silky black fruits, chocolate, minerals and herbs. Could be Hermitage.

Gigondas, Domaine la Bouissière, Southern Rhone, France 2017,  £29.99

Satisfying depth, vibrancy and spice with stony black fruits, oxtail and black olive at its core.   Evolves in the glass: cedar, more spice, dried flowers and black raspberry. 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah. Could be Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Vieux Château Gaubert, Graves, Bordeaux, France 2010,  £29.99

Blackcurrants, plums and leather to the fore amid vanilla and spices and hints of truffle, coffee and roasted meat. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50%Merlot

10 year old Tawny Port Quinta de Val da Figueira, Portugal, £27.99

Fine Tawny, one of the best 10-year olds, amber-coloured, complex, silky rich. Berries, nuts, honey, smoke, tea leaf, fig and walnut. Traditional mix of Portuguese grapes including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cao and Tinta Amarela.


Grilled Halibut Peach, Pepper and Rocket Salsa

Rich Seafood Chowder

Classic Lamb Osso-Buco Creamy Parmesan Soft polenta

Cheese Platter

Canadian Maple Syrup Creme Brulée Speculoo Biscuits



September 27th, 2019

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