The Bluebell Restaurant - Chigwell Wine List
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MERLOT - EMBLEME D'ARGENT 2009 - Vin de Pays d'Oc, France £4.75 / £16.50 This wine displays pleasant berry fruit, cherries and ripe plums on nose and palate. Soft and easy drinking
COTES DU VENTOUX 'RESERVE DES CHALLIERES' - BOISSET 2008 - Provence, France £4.75 / £17.95 A plumy, youthful red with upfront red cherry fruit and hints of white pepper.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON - ALTAS CUMBRES 2006 - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina£18.95 Delightful Cabernet with strong personality and well defined fruit flavours including blackcurrant, ripe plums, figs and a hint of spice. Perfect balance, medium body and pleasant ripe tannins.
PINOTAGE - BROKEN ROCK 2008 - Coastal Region, South Africa £19.95 Deep ruby red with a purple rim, typical of young Pinotage. Flavours are pronounced with intense cherry fruit, black plums and persistent smoky and spicy notes.
SHIRAZ 'WEIGHBRIDGE' - PETER LEHMANN 2008 - South Australia £20.95 Delightful fruit with a touch of wild spice and dark chocolate. A medium body red wine showing good purity, intense berry fruit and a soft long finish
CHATEAU NAUDON BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR 2004 - Bordeaux, France £5.75 / £21.95 This wine has elegant restrained nose with notes of ripe plums, berry fruits, a hint of spice and violet. Palate is dry, pleasant with creamy texture, intense fruits and sophisticated fine grain tannins. A refreshing, clean and well made wine with good finish
MERLOT RESERVE - MONTES 2009 Colchagua Valley, Chille £23.95 Deep ruby red colour. The aromas are a complex combination of ripe plumy fruit with elegant spiciness. Fruit-forward and well proportioned.
COTES DU RHONE VILLAGES 'LES GENETS' 2006 - Rhone, France £23.95 Aromatic nose with intense of wild fruits, blackberries and blueberries combined with smoky and spicy character.
PINOT NOIR - VAVASOUR 2008 - Marlborough, New Zealand £6.55 / £24.95 Aromatic wine with notes of cherry and spice, showing an amazing purity of fruit. On the palate the wine is soft, rich and concentrated with flavours of dark cherry and long lingering finish.
MALBEC - LAGARDE 2008 - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina £25.95 Dense, opaque colour. Well structured with complex and generous fruit character including blackberries, blueberries and spice. A big wine that maintains a sense of elegance.
FLEURIE - DOMAINE GRY-SABLON 2009 - Beaujolais, France £26.95 Amazing intensity of fruit on the nose, including ripe berries, a medium body with soft tannins on the palate all to provide for long refreshing and satisfying finish
ST EMILION - CHATEAU LA CLAYMORE 2006 - Bordeaux, France £27.95 Elegant nose combining plums and berry fruit. On the palate the wine is dry, well structured with good concentration of fruit.
CHIANTI CLASSICO - CASTELLO DI QUERCETO 2008 - Tuscany, Italy £27.95 Concentrated cherry fruit, tar and a hint of violet on the nose. On the palate it has excellent concentration of fruit, refined texture, firm structure and a long finish.
RIOJA RESERVA - BODEGAS TOBIA 2005 - Rioja, Spain £29.95 An outstanding Rioja. On the nose it is ripe, warm and inviting with concentated red berries and strawberries, combined with spicy overtones.
SHIRAZ FILSELL - GRANT BURGE 2007 - Barossa Valley, Australia £38.95 Elegant, tightly focused Barossa Shiraz displaying amazing concentration of fruit. A multi-dimensional wine with suggestions of violets, dark chocolate, spice and appealing savoury overtones.
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE - DOMAINE DUCLAUX 2005 - Rhone, France £39.95 Deeply coloured wine with aromas that include baked dark fruits, leather and exotic spices. On the palate the wine is full bodied with a rich mouthful of flavours and a soft and long finish.
PINOT NOIR - SURVEYOR THOMSON 2006 - New Zealand £47.95 This boutique winery only produces one wine, a single vineyard Pinot Noir. The wine displays amazing purity of fruit, thyme and exotic spices. It has all the intensity associated with Central Otago Pinot Noir combined with finesse found usually only in top-flight Burgundy's.
RIOJA 'ALMA DE TOBIA' - BODEGAS TOBIA 2002 - Rioja, Spain £48.95 Rioja at its best. This wine combines an amazing concentration of blackberry and spicy vanilla with a firm tannin structure.
BEAUNE 1ER CRU 'CLOS DU ROI' - DOMAINE RAPET PERE & FILS 2006 - Burgundy, France £49.95 A classic Burgundy from an historic vineyard. Intense raspberries, cherries and plums on the nose are underpinned by a wonderful silky palate.
BAROLO ' ROCCHE DELL ANNUNZIATA' - ROCCHE COSTAMAGNA 2004 - Rocche dell Annuziata, Italy £60.00 A Classic wine from a serious producer. This wine offers Nebbiolo's classic bouquet of tar, rose petal and cherries underpinned by firm tannins and assertive acidity.
CHATEAU LYNCH MOUSSAS 1999 - Bordeaux, France £70.00 The wine has light ruby colour. On the nose it shows elegant notes of blackcurrants and soft fruits. On the palate the wine displays vigorous, rich and complex flavours, it is well balanced with a pleasant long finish.
NUITS ST GEORGES 1ER CRU 'RICHEMONE' - A. MICHELOT 2007 - Burgundy, France £74.95 One of the top wines from Nuits St Georges. Firmly structured, full body and a powerful wine with amazing concentration of intense black fruits on the palate.
CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE 1998 - St Julien 2eme Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France£76.95A dark red-purple colour with glossy appearance. On the nose it shows liquorice, cassis and cherry fruit. Smoky, new leather notes also emerge as the wine sits in the glass. The wine offers excellent richness, medium body, moderate weight, low acidity, and soft tannins.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO - CASISANO COLOMBAIO 2004 - Tuscany, Italy£80.00 A statuesque wine of immense power, richness and concentration. An ostentatious bouquet of Asian spices, jammy black cherries,violets, herbs and cedar.
COLOMBARD - EMBLEME D'ARGENT 2009 - Vin de Pays d'Oc, France £4.75 / £16.50 A dry, harmonious and easy drinking wine with delicate, fruity and a pleasantly refreshing finish.
CHARDONNAY - EMBLEME D'ARGENT 2010 - Vin de Pays d'Oc, France £4.75 / £16.50 An elegant well-balanced wine with creamy texture and pleasant notes of citrus fruits, honey and peach.
CHENIN BLANC - BROKEN ROCK 2010 - Coastal Region, South Africa £17.95 A powerful cocktail of tropical fruit, apples, citrus fruit and peardrop. Modern, very clean and expressive with a delightful refreshing aftertaste.
VIOGNIER - ALTAS CUMBRES 2009 - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina £17.95 Aromas of peach, apricot and wild flowers on the nose are carried through to the palate, beautifully balanced with vibrant acidity and excellent texture.
SAUVIGNON BLANC - SANTA PUERTA 2009 - Maule Valley, Chille £5.75 / £18.50 A beautifully made Sauvignon that combines the tropical fruit of a New Zealand Sauvignon with the freshness and herbaceous notes of a Loire example.
MUSCADET SEVRE ET MAINE - DOMAINE DE LA CHAUVINIERE 2009 - Loire, France £18.95 An award winning example of this classic wine from the banks of the Loire river. On the palate it is dry, crisp and medium bodied with elegant notes of citrus fruit, white flowers and elegant mineral notes.
RIESLING - TESCH 2007 - Nahe, Germany £5.75 / £19.95 One of the rising stars of Germany. This wine is off-dry in style and the delicate sweetness is perfectly balanced by the refreshing acidity.
PINOT GRIGIO Ca'Lunghetta 2009 £5.75 / £19.95 This classic wine displays an elegant fruity bouquet. The palate is dry, gentle, of medium weight with a pleasant intensity of citrus fruit and pear drops combined with a supple and refreshing finish.
VINHO VERDE - QUINTA DA AVELEDA BRANCO 2009 - Vinho Verde, Portugul£20.95 Dry, with an extremely light and refreshing citrus finish. A great lunchtime wine, and perfect with seafood. Small bubbles are typical of this fresh style.
GAVI Vignavecchia 2009 Italy £23.95 This excellent value Gavi comes from small a hilly vineyard grown on limestone soil. Cortese grapes are particularly suitable to this type of soil and the wine offers aromas of ripe yellow fruits underpinned by elegant minerality. On the palate it is dry
CHARDONNAY - LAGARDE 2007 - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina £24.95 A traditional, old fashion style Chardonnay. Dry, rich, full body with intense tropical fruit in balance with rich vanilla overtones derived from oak maturation.
MACON VILLAGES - ANTONIN RODET 2008 - Maconnais, France £25.95 Delicate with aromas of honey, acacia flower, fresh hazelnut and almond with spicy and brioche notes.
SAUVIGNON BLANC - CRAGGY RANGE 2009 - Marlborough, New Zealand£28.50 Restrained and elegant herbaceous notes are complimented by layers of tropical fruit. On the palate the wine is dry, crisp and assertive with a refreshing finish.
CHABLIS EMILE PETIT - BROCARD 2009 - Burgundy, France £29.95 This wine possesses all the hallmarks of a top quality Chablis with fine minerality, restrained citrus fruit, firm structure and dry finish
SANCERRE - MICHELLE & SYLVAN LEREDDE 2009 Loire, France £29.95 A good example of Sancerre. Dry, crisp, light and refreshing with wonderful gooseberry, citrus fruit and mineral aromas.
POUILLY FUME FINES CAILLOTTES - JEAN PABIOT 2009 - Loire, France £33.50 Richly scented Sauvignon that combines intense gooseberry fruit and honey with flint and minerals. Complex, full body, pleasant texture and long finish.
ZIND - DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT 2007 - Alsace £36.95 Strong nutty, mineral flavour and intense nose, while the palate is powerful but balance with crisp acidity and long aftertaste
POUILLY FUISSE 'VIEILLES VIGNES' - DOMAINE VESSIGAUD 2007 - Burgundy, France £39.95 Old vines from a single estate contribute layers of flavour and the amazing concentration of this stylish classic Burgundy wine.
CHABLIS 1ER CRU 'VAILLONS' - JM BROCARD CHURCH LABEL 2008 - Burgundy, France £42.95 Produced by the acclaimed Jean Marc Brocard, this wine is firmly structured with concentrated citrus fruits, notes of brioche and fine mineral character.
SAUVIGNON BLANC - AMAYNA 2006 - San Antonio-Leyda Valley £47.95 Ideal soils and gentle ocean breezes create tremendous terroir to produce one of the best Sauvignon in South America. Amazing intensity of flavours and exquisite complexity.
RIESLING HEIMBOURG - DOMAINE ZIND HUMBRECHT 2007 - Alsace£49.95 Produced using a natural hands-off approach, resulting in a wine with outstanding concentration, balance and finesse. Olivier Humbrecht is consistently rated as one of the top white wine makers in the world.
CHARDONNAY - CLOUDY BAY 2007 - Marlborough, New Zealand £51.95 Tropical fruit, honey and hints of vanilla on the nose. A full-bodied, complex wine with appealing aromas and flavours and a rich creamy palate.
MEURSAULT CUVEE CHARLES MAXIME - DOMAINE Boissard Lardy 2007 Burgundy, France £53.95 A rich, broadly structured wine with notes of stone fruits and grilled hazelnuts, creamy texture and a persistent multi-layered finish.
PULIGNY MONTRACHET 1ER CRU 'LES CHAMPS GAINS' - DOMAINE PHILIPPE BOUZEREAU 2008 - Burgundy, France £59.95 Impressive concentration and complexity with notes of white and yellow fruits combined with sweet spices and minerals.
BEAUNE 1ER CRU 'CHAMPS PIMONT' - DOMAINE JACQUES PRIEUR 2003 - Burgundy, France £64.95 A wine with lovely finesse from one of the most esteemed estates in Burgundy. Wonderful complexity of fruit, with mellow citrus notes and a long nutty finish.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON ROSADO - PRINCIPE DE VIANA 2007 - Navarra, Spain£19.50 A rich, full-bodied, masculine style rose. Intense notes of raspberries and strawberries. Dry, weighty, creamy texture, refreshing acidity and a long finish.
CHATEAU AMPHOUX ROSE 2009 - Costieres de Nimes, France £21.95 An outstanding rose from one of the oldest vineyards in Europe. Dry, intense raspberry and strawberry fruit underlined by refreshing acidity
SANCERRE ROSE 2009 La Croix Sylvan Bailly - Loire, France £6.95 / £29.95 Pale salmon in colour, the bouquet is sophisticated and elegant. On the palate the wine is dry and refreshing with intense berry fruit and complex mineral notes.
MUSCAT, BEAUMES DE VENISE - Rhone (Half Bottle) 2008 £6.50 / £21.95 A classic sweet fortified wine from the Rhone Valley made in essentially the same line as Port. The wine is opulent and very aromatic with intense floral and grapey notes. Excellent as an aperitif or as dessert wine.
CHIANTI, VIN SANTO - Italy (50CL) 2006 £27.95 Vin Santo or "Holy Wine" is one of the world's most famous dessert wines in the world. Amber golden in colour. On the nose it is intense & complex with notes of orange peels, ginger, dried fruits & nutty aromas.
PROSECCO - SERGIO NON VINTAGE - Prosecco, Italy £6.55 / £25.95 This producer is in a class of his own. This is his best cuvee made from indigenous varieties. The wine is characterful, deliciously light and refreshing.
ROSE PROSECCO - SERGIO NON VINTAGE - Prosecco, Italy £6.95 / £28.95 This wine displays a vibrant salmon pink colour. On the palate it is dry and crisp with a pleasant concentration of red fruits and a gentle fruity, refreshing finish.
ST EVREMOND NON VINTAGE - Champagne, France £7.95 / £39.95 A fantastic Champagne produced by the house of Taittinger. Youthful and vibrant with elegant floral notes, fresh bread and citrus fruits.
POL ROGER NON VINTAGE - Champagne, France £48.95 This is a stylish, lively and complex champagne with toasted bread and citrus flavours on the nose that match its assertive palate.
BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVEE BRUT NON VINTAGE - Champagne, France£60.00 The nose is expressive with good complexity and mineral overtones. A full bodied Champagne with high proportions of Pinot Noir giving real depth and firm structure
DOM PERIGNON 2000 - Champagne, France £160.00 Needs no introduction. Exquisite nose suggesting grilled toast and elegant floral notes. Beautiful balance between richness and freshness.
LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL 2002 - Champagne, France £250.00 The 1997 is round with an excellent freshness that compliments the palate which displays notes of butter, brioche and toasted bread.
AUDOIN DE DAMPIERRE ROSE 'OEIL DE PERDRIX' 1ER CRU NON VINTAGE - Champagne, France £45.95 A delicious rose Champagne. Combines intensity, complexity, silky texture and graceful refreshing finish. All you expect from a fine small producer.
LAURENT PERRIER ROSE NON VINTAGE - Champagne, France £75.00 Delicate salmon pink thanks to a brief encounter with the grape skins. Pleasant red fruits, wild flowers followed by an assertive crisp finish.Where possible, The Guide will publish a restaurant's full list. In many cases where the list is too extensive, highlights are shown to give a taste of what to expect.
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