France Macon Lugny A.C. "Les Charmes" 2002. Cave de Lungy is one of the biggest and most important producers of Burgundy and Macon wines. Les Charmes is the pride and joy of their range. Hints of peach and apricot, fresh and lively. Chablis A.C. La Chablisienne 2000. Pale colour, clean apple type finish. Irish White Wine of the Year 2003. Muscadet AC 'Sur Lie' Chateau La Noe. Green tinged, bone dry with acidity balanced with the fruit. Pouilly Fume, Domaine de Petit Soumard AC. Pale distinct green tinge, mint and watering acidity full of flavour.
Chile Los Tilos Sauvignon Blanc. Typical Sauvignon aromas of lemon, grapefruit and nectarines, concentrated with a very fruity finish. Terra Andina Chardonnay. Fresh and intensely fruity wine, very fresh on the palate.
Australia Lisa Mc Guigan Chardonnay 2003. A white wine in a more delicate style than typical Australian chardonnay. Fresh citrus and pineapple fruit with a faint buttery kiss on the finish. Bin 222 Chardonnay. Delicate aroma and lovely fruity characters with oak complexity.
Italy Frascati Superiore DOC Cantina Cerquetta 2003. Light colour, velvety taste, and light fruity aroma. Danzante Pinot Grigio 2003. Italian Classic, concentrated flavours of apples and limes. Idea for seafood and white meats.
South Africa Boland Chenin Blanc 2003. Refreshing, long lasting taste of tropical fruits. Best South Africa Producer 2001.
France House Merlot. € 17.80 Guigal Cote du Rhone Rouge A.C. 2001. Particularly savoury and peppery with great length of flavour. The best winemaker in the Rhone. Domaine des Grands Fers Fleurie A.C. 2002. Great fruit and dept of flavour. Gold medal, Paris. Chateauneuf du Pape A.C. Chateau Mont Reddon 2001. Consistently top rated, one of four properties to achieve Five Stars in 2002 Decanter Magazine Tasting of 200 Ch. Du Papes. Complex aromas, huge density, volume and harmony.
Chile Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon.
Spain EL Coto Crianza 2001. This stylish Rioja is the No 1 seller in the Spanish restaurant sector and will be familiar to frequent visitors to Spain. Altozano Tempranillo 2002. Stylish modern red wine from the Sherry barons Gonzales Byass. Wild fruity aromas, round elegant taste.
Australia Lisa Mc Guigan Shiraz 2002. This new addition to the Mc Guigan range has a rich black fruit with not too much spice, a smoother style shiraz, with subtle flavours.
Italy Danzante Merlot 2001. Joint venture between Mondavi of California and Frescobaldi of Italy. Beautifully smooth, fruit laden and flavour packed. Danzante Primativo 2001. Delicious deep flavours of blackberry, cherry and spice. Valpolicella Classico Superiore. Full flavour of cherries and coffee, hint of spice.
South Africa Boland Kelder Shiraz 2002. Ripe plum extracts deliciously enhanced by maturation in French and American oak. Voted "Best Shiraz in the World" in 2003 and 2001.
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