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Castlebay Hotel Wine List 2009

   
CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE
10 GUY DE CHASSEY, Grand Cru Brut, NV
 
 Champagne
Champagne £36.00
  A rich toasty nose with hints of malt and yeast. Small tight bubbles giving a creamy lively mousse. 100% rated Grand Cru vineyard - top winemaking.    
     
11 CHARLES DE ST CERAN, Brut NV
 Varichon et Clerc
Savoie £19.50
  Made with secondary fermentation in tank, this wine is dry with light yeasty fruit, and a fine lingering mousse.    
     
12 SPARKLING ROSE, Le Colture Brut, NV Loire £22.95
  A light rose sparkling wine, with red fruits on the nose, and a good persistant mousse in the glass.    
       
WHITE WINES
20 PINOT GRIS Riserva "Fairtrade", Santa Florentina 2008
  Famatina Valley
Argentina £17.95
  This wine has a bouquet reminiscent of peaches, apricots and raisins. Very fresh on the palate with a rich finish.    
     
21 COLOMBARD-CHARDONNAY 2007
  Heywood Estate
Australia £17.25
  Floral aromas and fruit flavours marry well with the tropical buttery notes of the Chardonnay. Fresh and invigorating wine.    
     
22 MACON SOLUTRE 2007
  Domaine Auvigue 
Burgundy £22.50
  Classic 'minerality' on the nose, with mature ripe, steely fruit, good balanced acidity and a very long finish.    
     
23 CHABLIS, 2007
  Domaine Vincent Dampt 
Burgundy £31.00
  Classic 'minerality' on the nose, with mature ripe, steely fruit, good balanced acidity and a very long finish. Half £16.25
     
24 SAUVIGNON BLANC, Panul Estate 2009
Longtue Valley  
Chile £16.95
  White flower aromas and attractive nose with citric notes and an exotic note of guavas. A fresh aromatic wine with fine balanced acididty.
     
25 CORNEY & BARROW'S WHITE
  Producteur Plaimont  VdP du Gers
Languedoc £14.95
  Complex attractive floral nose, light and fresh in the mouth with a good aromatic zesty finish. Easy drinking. 175ml £3.75
       
26 PINOT GRIGIO, 2009
Grigio Luna, Cecilia Beretta 
Italy £19.95
  Elegant and delicate bouquet, fine, persistent aromas with scents of queen-apple and wild flowers. On the palate it is structured and clean, dry and savoury with notes of spice.    
     
27 SAUVIGNON BLANC, Eradus 2008
  Marlborough
New Zealand £21.00
  Vibrantly fresh, nettley aromas and rich, gooseberry/asparagus palate. Balancing acidity compliments the structured fruit finish. Classic Marlborough leafy Sauvignon.    
     
28 CHARDONNAY CATALANES, 2008
  Vignerons du Rivesaltais,  VdP des Cotes Catalanes
Rousillon £18.50
  A round and slightly buttery palate, with just a light touch of judisciously used oak. Nice rounded weight of fruit.    
     
29 CHENIN BLANC 2009
Lowry's Pass
South Africa £17.95
  A crisp & zesty wine with notes of refreshing citris fruits and a crackling acidity to finish.    
     
30 CHARDONNAY 2007
  La Crema, Sonoma Coast
United States £32.75
  Citrus aromas, lemon peel and green apple are balanced with close and subtle vanilla in the background. A touch if spice and caramel adds richness and texture on the finish.    
       
ROSE WINE
       
35 LA BROUETTE ROSE 2008
 
Vin de Pays du Comté Tolosan, Producteurs Plaimont
Languedoc £15.95
  Red berry, fresh fruit note with hints of wild strawberry and fruit drops. Fresh, round and perfect as an aperitif. 175ml £3.95
     
RED WINES
40 RUCA MALEN MALBEC 2006  Argentina £17.95
  A rich and plummy wine with blackcurrants and herbs. Slightly oaked on the palate, gives this wine a long complex finish.    
     
41 CORNEY & BARROW'S RED
  J&F Lurton
Aude £14.95
  The spicy Carignan grape is the mainstay for this supple, easy drinking red, Sweetly fruited, this has a fine soft structure with good fruit focus.  175ml £3.75
     
42 SHIRAZ 2009
  Heywood Estate
Australia £18.75
  The nose is reminiscent of blackberry, dark cherry and cracked pepper with just a hint of spice. A full-bodied wine with a supple palate.    
     
43 CHATEAU DE LAMARQUE, Cru Bourgeois 2004
  Bordeaux 
Bordeaux £37.75
  Sweet black Cabernet fruit, blackcurrant and cedar with moderate tannins and a ripe finish.    
     
44 BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, Domaine Cyrot Buthiau  2007
 Maison Chanson 
Burgundy £29.50
  An attractive blend of strawberries, roses and violets on the Pinot Noir nose.  Characters echoed on the palate and complemented by fine tannins, supple body and good length.      
     
45 MERLOT, Panul Estate 2009
  Colchagua Valley
Chile £16.95
  Fruity and attractive nose, showing ripe mulberry, raspberry and plum fruit with violet notes. Balanced acidity and tannin leading to a rounded, balanced soft finish.    
       
46 PRIMITIVO TRULLARI MASSERIA DEI TARANTINO 2008
 Southern Italy
Italy £19.95
  Flavours of ripe dark cherry fruit & warm spices. Rich & full bodied.    
     
47 CHIANTI CLASSICO TERRE DI PRENZANO 2006
  Vignamaggio
Italy £29.00
  Deep in colour with rich black cherry fruit on the nose and palate, distant oak and a hint of almond kernels; fine, ripe tannins and well balanced acidity.    
     
48 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Domaine de Saissac 2008
 
Vin de Pays d'Oc
Languedoc £18.25
  Deep red black in colour, with notes of cassis and cedar, ripe and sweetly fruited, this has a wonderful fruit concentration and fine balance.    
     
49 RHEBOKSKLOOF PINOTAGE 2008
  Stellenbosch
South Africa £22.95
  Ripe full-bodied Pinotage with a complex, smokey palate, and savoury toasted notes underpinning a rich fruit character.    
       
50 TEMPRANILLO Mas Oliveras 2009
  Catalunya
Spain £17.95
  Intense scented nose of ripe strawberries and liquorice. A fresh, soft and rich wine with an overall warm finish.    
     
51 RIOJA CRIANZA 2008
  Bodegas Solar De Samaniego
Spain £21.50
  On the palaet the wine is richly textured with succulent dark fruit flavours & a soft, silky tannins. Half £13.50
       
Where stock of a particular vintage becomes exhausted, we will be happy to offer the next suitable vintage of similar quality.
All wines are between 10% and 15% alcohol by volume.

 

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