White Wines

Champagne & Methode Traditionelle

Champagne 

France

 

001      Veuve du Vernay Ice                                            65.0

It's a "Demi-Sec" style fizz which means it's a sweeter style. A vibrant, easy drinking bubbles full of juicy, fruity flavours.

 

002      Moet & Chandon N.V                                         160.0

Delicate, smooth and modern in style, this is beautifully made, creamy textured, light balanced and finely structured. Nutty and toasty complexities add dimension to citrus overtones, a whisper of sweetness fills it out and it signs off lip-smacking and elegant.

Methode Traditionelle

 

003      Lindauer Fraise N.V                                            30.0

A careful blending of the base wines has resulted in a full palate with elegant finesse. The wine has a hint of sweetness which complements the subtle, lingering taste of strawberries.      

 

Sauvignon Blanc 

Marlborough

010      2019 The Maker                                                   33.0

Classic Marlborough Sauvignon, ripe gooseberry and melon flavours supported with an effortless acidity, leaving a long tasting mouthfeel.

011      2019 Mud House                                                  36.0

Fragrant wine with a bouquet of herb-edged gooseberry and tropical notes, pure flavours enlivened by a zesty finish.

013      2019 Lake Chalice                                                45.0

Ripe gooseberry, passionfruit and capsicum aromas and flavours, with hints of tropical fruit. The juicy mouthful of tastes is complemented by a mineral edge and a zingy finish.

014       2013 Cloudy Bay Te Koko                                    120.0

Layered palate is creamy and textured, balanced by a clean, mineral acidity.

This wine has excellent persistence of flavour and intensity.

Pinot Gris 

Marlborough

 

020     2019 Mudhouse                                                   36.0

An easy-drinking style, it is mouth-filling with moderately rich, fresh and ripe peachy, spicy flavours and a well-rounded finish.

021      2019 Brookfields                                                  42.0

A pale gold in the glass, this boasts a refreshing palate of ripe pear with slight bready overtone. Medium bodied with a lengthy, lingering finish, its ready to drink now.

023      2019 Wither Hills                                                 48.0

This elegant, cool climate Pinot Gris has a fragrant fruity aroma of blossom, pear and lychee. Palate is dry with flavours of peach and honey, balanced acidity keeps it fresh and long with a honeyed finish.

 

Central Otago

 

024      2019 Devil’s Staircase                                          50.0

Lovely, full medium to sweet style pinot gris, pear with rich oily flavour, great with spicy foods.

 

Gisborne

025     2018 Huntaway Reserve                                       53.0

Aromas show a lifted bouquet of pear, spice and ripe stone fruit with musky, floral hints. The palate is rich, with an oily texture, layered with pear and stone fruit flavours. An underlying savoury complexity with a lingering spicy, off-dry finish.

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sometimes I even add it to the food”

 

- Leslie Duncan

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Red Wines

Pinot Noir 

Marlborough

 

050      2019 Duck Hunter                                            45.0

From the Awatere Valley in Marlborough to your glass! Aromas of cherry, plum and smoky oak complexity. The palate is dominated by sweet red fruits while remaining full and rich with subtle tannins and firm acidity

 

Central Otago

 

 

051      2018 Madam Sass                                             55.0

Rockburn's highly approachable, stylish second label wines are in no way second best. The devil's staircase Pinot is a dizzying blend of fast, firm fruit tempting spices and alluring earthen notes.

052      2018 Mud House                                               62.0          

Bright aromas of cherry and red fruits are layered with gentle notes of spice and florals. The cherry and bramble flavours, accented with herbaceous hints and touches of oak, fine tannins and balanced acidity provide the clincher.

053     2016 Rockburn                                                    95.0

An iconic Central Otago Pinot Noir with a considerable pedigree, under winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis, the Rockburn has continued to grow its rep. Smoky, aromatic, elegant and beautifully balanced.  One of our best.

054     2018 Carrick Unravelled                                      70.0

A very light fining-filtering ensures they remain all the way to the final bottling. It's mighty ripe, full of berries and cherries with briar-brambly character.  Fruit-driven, sensual, flavoursome & succulent.

056    2018  Akarua The Siren                                        195.0

Deep ruby red in colour.  The nose is extremely fragrant with vibrant florals, liquorice and mocha notes.  A beautifully fruited mid-palate which is extremely textural and has complex red and dark fruits complimented by hints of oak spice and fine tannins,  The finish is exceptionally long and balanced.

057    2002  Gibbston Valley Reserve                             750.0

From the very good 2002 vintage, this is a big rich and powerful wine with a nice soft tannin structure.  Gold medal.

058    2001  Gibbston Valley Reserve                             850.0

An understated vintage for this label. When last tasted, this wine was drinking surprisingly well.

059    1998  Gibbston Valley Reserve                           1000.0

Aged Central Pinot Noir, showing more mushroom, dusty flavours with savoury dried fruit.

060     1995 Gibbston Valley Reserve                           1000.0

Very much old world style with its age.  Musty, savoury fruit, earthy, dry mouth-feel.

061    2000 Gibbston Valley Reserve                            1500.0

Rarely available on wine lists since being judged best Pinot Noir at the London International Wine Challenge, the first time in the 74 year history of the show that a wine from outside Burgundy has won this trophy!

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White Wines Cont'd

Riesling

Marlborough

 

026      2019 Saint Clair                                                   45.0

Aroma of lifted fragrances of citrus blossom, lime zest and apple. On the palate,  green apple, lime and stone-fruit characters, with underlying minerality.  The palate is fresh and crisp with a hint of sweetness to finish.

 

Semillon

Australia

 

030      2010 Draytons Susanne (Hunter Valley)              65.0

Made in the traditional Hunter Semillon style, the Susanne Semillon was produced with no oak maturation. The wine has an attractive honey bouquet with a soft, full-bodied, fruit flavour finishing with a crisp dry acidity.

 

031      2009 Peter Lehmann Margaret (Barossa)             75.0

In the early 90s, founder Peter Lehmann together with Chief Winemaker, Andrew Wigan, rewrote the rulebook of Barossa Semillon, eschewing oak, instead opting for an early-picked style that lent itself to ageing.

 

Chardonnay

France

 

032      2018 Paul Mas Estate                                            45.0

Single vineyard in the South of France produces Chardonnay of exceptional value. Peach and citrus notes assail the nose, nicely nuanced by toasty oak. The generous  peach and apricot flavours are elegantly encased in a buttery texture.

 

Martinborough

 

033      2013 Lake Chalice                                                48.0

A typically robust and richly flavoured Chardonnay.  Always good value.

036      2018 Nga Waka Home Block                                73.0

Mature Mendoza Chardonnay vines on own roots from original plantings in 1988 are the key to this wine. A delightfully rich, textured, elegant, single-vineyard Chardonnay.

Nelson

 

037      2018 Rimu Grove                                                 90.0

Rich, textured, elegant, single-vineyard Chardonnay Patrick Stowe’s top site on the Bronte Peninsula enables him to produce punchy, dense, complex wines such as this. Mealy, nutty, sweet notes are set against a fleshy texture.

Viognier

Australia

 

038       2009 Mount Burrumboot Marsanne/Viognier   80.0

Lovely example of this blend; a mid weight, dry white wine blended from the two Rhone white grapes, Viognier and Marsanne. Aromas of passionfruit and honeysuckle, with a hint of almond; a long, melony finish in the mouth, fresh on the palate and citrusy. 

Dessert Wine (375ml)

Hawkes Bay

041       Clearview “Sea Red” N.V.   500ml                        75.0

You don’t often see dessert reds on a Wine List; this one’s a little sweeter and very more-ish.

042       2014 Brancott Estate Letter Series                        80.0

Floral, candied fruit, marzipan, bush honey, vanilla pod and toasted almond characters. Mouth filling and luscious, yet a counterfoil of refreshing acidity keeps it perfectly balanced and prevents any cloying. 

Marlborough

043       2015 Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling            105.0

Alluring Riesling aromas of orange zest and honeysuckle are accompanied by intense Noble Botrytis characters of apricot, mango and dried fruits.