Arbutus Lodge Hotel Wine List

BORDEAUX WHITE                                                                   £IR          EURO

Dry                                                                                                   

155.

CHATEAU TOURTEAU CHOLLET, Graves.

1996

£16.50

E20.95

 

Fashioned into a crisp, dry style with a crunchy-fresh, month watering taste. It has very sophisticated aromas such as young oak and vanilla. Absolutely superb!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

75.

CHATEAU ROCHMORIN

1993

£21.25

€26.98

 

From the renowned Lurton stable

Half

£11.85

€15.04

 

 

 

 

 

278.

CHATEAU LE SARTRE

1992

£23.50

€29.84

 

Very well made stylish dry Graves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dessert Wines

4.

CHATEAU COUTET

1983

 

 

 

One of the leading estates of Barsac, famous for elegance and style.  We normally import ourselves which is why it is so underpriced on our list.

Half

£25.00

€31.75

 

 

 

 

 

327.

CHATEAU RIEUSSEC

1986

 

 

 

One of really outstandanding Sauterne estates.  The ‘86 is a great vintage.

Half

£34.00

€43.17

 

 

 

 

 

358.

MONBAZILLAC “CHATEAU HAUTE-FONROUSSE”

1995

Half

 

£11.50

 

€14.60

 

Intense honeyed fruit flavours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BORDEAUX RED

Bordeaux Superior

116.

CHATEAU LE GARDERA

1993

£14.50

€18.41

 

An excellent food wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Estephe

314.

FRANK PHELAN ST. ESTEPHE

1995

£24.00

€30.48

 

 A very attractive bottle of claret, the second wine of Chateau Phelan Sêgur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

131.

CHATEAU CALON SEGUR

1966

£95.00

€120.64

 

 “A robust wine offering considerable value to the shrewd consumer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

172

COS D’ESTOURNEL

1961

 £825.00

€1047.62

 

One of the great “ Super Second “ Clarets ,

A really outstanding wine.

 

1990

£150.00

 

€190.48

238

CHATEAU MEYNEY

1991

£29.90

€38.03

 

‘’ A robust wine offering considerable value to the shrewd consumer ‘’

 

 

 

 

Pauilliac

43.

CHATEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD

1981

£150.00

€190.48

 

 Premier Crû.  Perhaps the most famous of all the Bordeaux wines and one of the greatest.  Long lived with characteristic flavour, very full bodied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

69.

CHATEAU LATOUR

1978

£130.00

€165.08

 

Premier Crû.  The most consistent great wine in Bordeaux.  Rich, intense and almost immortal in great years.

Half

1979

1981

£65.00

£140.00

£105.00

 

€ 82.54

€177.78

€133.33

104.

CHATEAU PICHON LONGUEVILLE LALANDE

1978

Half

£85.00

£44.00

€107.94

€55.87

 

2nd Crû.  One of the most popular and successful Pauillacs, ofter matching of surpassing the first growths.  The ‘78 is one of the deepest and richest wines produced at the Château in recent years.

 

 

 

 


 

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8.

CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES

1994

£85.00

€107.94

 

‘One of the top successes of the vintage’ (Parker).  A superb, nearly 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Emilion

 

146.

CHATEAU LA COMMANDERIE

1993

£25.50

 €32.38

 

Very impressive.  Excellent value for money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

267.

CHATEAU YON FIGEAC.

Grand Crû Classe

1993

Half

£34.50

£17.95

€43.81

€22.80

 

A very attractive St. Emilion.  Firm, fruity, full of colour and flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graves

 

141.

CHATEAU HAUT BRION

1979

£95.00

€120.65

 

 Premier Crû.  Famous for centuries, and even mentioned in Pepy’s Diary.  It has a heady bouquet and a powerful flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110.

DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER

1952*

£95.00

€120.65

 

Grand Crû.  Lighter and more delicate than most Graves.

1975

1982

£35.00

£90.00

€44.44

€114.29

 

 

 

 

 

302.

CHATEAU ROCHEMORIN

1994

£21.50

€27.30

 

Quite forward, good structure and balance, plenty of fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

182.

CHATEAU LE SARTRE

1993

£23.50

€29.84

 

An excellent Graves, full of character and flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Julien

 

133.

CHATEAU LEOVILLE LAS CASES

1975

£52.00

€66.03

 

2nd Grand Crû.  Rated among the leading three or four Médocs after the first growths.

1979

£50.00

€63.49

 

 

 

 

 

37.

CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON

1929*

£450.00

€571.43

 

In the hands of an Irish family, the Bartons, since 1821.  It produces one of the finest wines of St. Julien. 

1966

1980

Mag

£85.00

 

£80.00

€107.94

 

€101.59

 

 

 

 

 

114.

CHATEAU GRUAUD LAROSE

1962*

£250.00

€317.46

 

2nd Grand Crû.  A fine wine, typical of the best St. Julien.  Fullbodied with great finesse and perfume.

1986

£75.00

€95.24

 

 

 

 

 

51.

CHATEAU LANGOA BARTON

1945*

£290.00

€368.25

 

 The home of Mr. Anthony Barton, a faster maturing wine that Léoville Barton but much the same character.

1970*

£70.00

€88.89

 

 

 

 

 

Margaux

50.

CHATEAU BRANAIRE DUCRU

1920*

£195.00

€247.62

 

An underrated vineyard making supple, spicy wines

1966*

£ 96.00

€121.91

                                                                                                                                                     

201.

CHATEAU MARGAUX

1962*

£200.00

€253.97

 

One of the great wines of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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289.

CHATEAU LASCOMBES

1988

 

 

 

A classic second growth in a classic vintage

 Half

£36.00

€45.71

 

 

 

 

 

64.

CHATEAU RAUSAN SEGLA

1948*

£118.90

€150.98

 

This fine perfumed and full wine requires a good deal of ageing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100.

CHATEAU PALMER

1975

£89.00

€113.02

 

One of the best wines of the region.  This 3rd Crû is a rich, fairly full bodied wine with a penetrating bouquet.

1978

1990

£85.00

£150.00

€107.94

€190.48

 

 

 

 

 

Pomerol

16.

CHATEAU HAUT-SURGET

1995

£26.50

€33.65

 

Excellent, with style and character.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.

CHATEAU PETRUS

1966*

£525.00

€666.67

 

The rarest and most expensive of the wines of Bordeaux.  A Powerful, intense, rich, mouthfilling wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE BURGUNDY

                                                                                                           

22

BOURGOGNE BLANC

 ‘’LES CHAMPS PERRCERNES’’

1996

£15.50

€19.68

 

Henri Clerc . A pleasant fruity Chardonnay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Côte Chalonnaise

 

52.

MERCURY ‘CLOS ROCHETTE’

1994

£27.60

€35.05

 

Faivley.

Supple, fruity, intensely flavoured.  A bargain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93.

RULLY

1996

£19.95

€25.33

 

Drouhin.

Typical of the beautifully made wines of this house.

1995

Half

£11.75

€14.92

 

 

 

 

 

Côte d’Or

 

11.

ST. AUBIN 1er CRU

1994

£33.50

€42.54

 

Hubert Lamy

The best St. Aubin we have tasted, puts many a Meursault in the shade.  Light and elegant.

 1997

£31.50

€40.00

 

 

 

 

 

27.

SANTENAY ‘LES HATES’

1996

£28.60

€36.32

 

Leguin Colin. Very elegant , quite delicious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

193.

MEURSAULT ‘PIERRES D’OREES’

1991

£28.50

€36.19

 

Colombier      A lovely soft ripe Meursault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

215.

PULIGNY MONTRACHET ‘PIERRES SAUVAGES’

1990

£29.95

€38.03

 

Colombier. 

Nice, value for money wine making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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103.

PULIGNY MONTRACHET

1997

£45.75

€58.10

 

 

Louis Carillon.    From a top notch producer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108.

PULIGNY MONTRACHET, Maison Champy

1997

£50.00

E63.49

 

 

Deep yellow gold in colour with a ripe nose of plums and hazelnuts. Well-structured and elegant on the palate, this wine will continue to improve over the next few years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165.

COTES DE BEAUNE,  ‘La Grande Chatelaine’ Maison Champy.

1996

£25.00

E31.75

 

 

A medium bodied wine with delicious citrus flavours, a balanced acidity and good length. A very stylish wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

CORTON CHARLEMAGNE

1987

£73.50

€93.00

 

 

Faivley. Forceful, lingering, memorable wines among Burgundy’s very best, if not, as some think, the very best.

1988

£90.00

€114.29

 

194.

MOREY ST. DENIS ‘CLOS DE MONTS LUISANTS’

1992

£43.50

€55.24

 

 

Ponsot.

A real rarity, made from 60 year old vines.  Distinctive and different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chablis5.

 

CHABLIS

 

1997

 

 

£24.85

€31.55

 

Drouhin.  Not typical, but very elegant.

Half

£12.50

€15.87

 

 

 

 

 

333.

CHABLIS, A.C., Saint Martin, Domaine Laroche

1997

1998

£24.00

E30.48

 

Rich and flavoursome. Laroche offer a fuller-bodied, more characterful version of this top-selling wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88.

CHABLIS ‘BUTTEAUX’

1995

£35.50

€45.08

 

1er Crû Ravenneau.

The best producer in Chablis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21.

CHABLIS,A.C, Premier Cru, “Cuvee Premiere”, Laroche

1997

1998

£30.00

E38.10

 

Yellow colour with green hints. Elegant, delicate nose with floral character and mineral undertones. Good attack on the palate, well balanced, refreshing with a long finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

CHABLIS LES LYS’

1995

£36.50

€46.35

 

Defaix.

Wonderful Chablis boquet and flavour, great length and balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60.

CHABLIS 1er CRU ‘CUVEE JOHN ATTIAS’

1988

£37.75

€47.94

 

Rene Jolly.

A beautifully flavoured, oak aged, rigorously selected cuvee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67.

CHABLIS GRAND CRU ‘GRENOUILLE’

1990

£55.00

€70.11

 

 Château Grenouille.

Tremendous power and an unforgettable aroma from the smallest of the grand crû’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14

BOURGOGNE ROUGE

1995

£16.95

€21.52

 

Domaine Caillot

 

 

 

 

Nice drinking  typical Pinot Noir.

 

 

 

Beaujolais

 

217.

COTE DE BROUILLY

1996

£16.50

€20.95

 

An old fashioned Beaujolais, recommended.

Half

£9.25

€11.75

 

 

 

 

 

264.

FLEURIE DOMAINE DES BACHELARDS

1997

£21.90

€27.81

 

Duboeuf.

One of the best domaines of Beaujolais.  Rated as outstanding by Parker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Côte de Beaune

 

 

 

 

 

 

301.

MARANGES LES CRU ‘CLOS ROUSSOTS’

1993

£23.90

€30.35

 

Domaine Bachelet.

Quite an elegant Burgundy with fruit, structure and complexity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111.

VOLNAY CAILLERETS ‘CUVEE CARNOT’

1996

£39.95

€50.73

 

Bouchard Pere.

One of the Great wines of a revitalised Domaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

142

CLOS DE CORTON FAIVLEY

1986

£46.95

€59.37

 

One of the finest wines of Burgundy.

A happy blend of the Cote de Nuits and the

Cote de Beaune . A generous full bodied wine.

1986

Mag

£90.75

€115.24

Côte de Nuits

 

329.

NUITS ST. GEORGE ‘BUISSONS’

1990

£35.00

€44.44

 

Colombier.

A robust almost fleshy Nuits.  Good value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

86

NUITS ST. GEORGE ‘’LES LAVIERES’’

1992

£32.50

€41.27

 

Domaine Bernard Rion

 

 

 

 

Quite intense , lots of lean fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66.

CLOS DE FORET ST. GEORGES

1988

£55.00

€67.45

 

A great Nuits, drinking superbly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

315.

NUITS ST. GEORGE CLOS MARESCHALE

1970

 

£75.00

€95.24

 

 

Faivley Premier Crû.

A big wine, full flavoured and ripe with great concentration of flavour.

 

1964

Half

 

£45.00

 

€57.14

 

 

 

 

 

169.

MUSIGNY

1972

£79.00

€100.32

 

Faivley Grand Crû.

Incomparable bouquet and taste, a lifetime memory.

 

 

 

 

38

ROMANEE ST. VIVANT

1990

£290.00

€368.75

 

Romanee Conti.

A classic from the fabulous Domaine Romanee

Conti. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

RED BURGUNDY  Continued.

 

 

 

 

 

167.

MOREY ST. DENIS

1971

 

 

 

Faivley.

The least known of the villages of the Côte de Nuits despite having four Grand Crûs.

Half

£28.45

€36.13

 

 

 

 

 

296

CLOS DE LA ROCHE

 

 

 

 

Domaine Ponsot Grand Crû.

From one of Burgundy’s greatest vineyards, unfiltered wine.

Mag

1992

£85.00

£65.50

€107.94

€83.18

 

 

 

 

 

70.

LATRICIERES CHAMBERTIN

1964

 

 

 

Faivley.

One of the rare wine treasures we persuaded François Faivley to part with.

Half

£44.00

€55.87

 

 

 

 

 

53.

CHAPELLE CHAMBERTIN

1991

£68.80

€87.37

 

Ponsot. Full flavoured, firm, elegant, a superb Chambertin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUEDOC WHITE                                                                    

 

63.

VIOGNIER. ‘TERRE MEGERE’

1995

£16.85

€21.40

 

A delicious dry wine with the fragrance of spring flowers and peaches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

226.

MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC

1991

£32.50

€42.29

 

One of the finest white wines of France and only a Vin de Pay!  Much the same style as a great Condrieu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUEDOC RED

 

230

MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC

1993

£33.50

€42.54

 

The most sensational wine of the Languedoc.  Stunningly rich, powerful and long lived

1986

Mag

 

£120.00

 

€152.38

 

 

 

 

 

58.

LES TERRASSES DE GUILHEM

1997

£12.50

€E15.87

 

This is the famous Aimee Guibert’s definition of how the great old wines of the Languedoc tasted.  Terrific value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVENCE RED

 

188.

CLOS d’IERE

1990

£39.00

€49.52

 

A superb wine, mainly Syrah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

257.

DOMAINE TEMPIER

1993

£25.50

€32.38

 

The most famous vineyard in Bandol and one that lives up to its reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMOUX WHITE

 

298.

CHARDONNAY DOMAINE COLLIN

1997

£21.00

€26.66

 

Superbly made, from the Limoux.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIN DE PAYS DE L’AUDE RED

 

299.

PINOT NOIR DOMAIN COLLIN

1997

£21.00

€26.66

 

This is gaining a cult following among enthusiasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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229.

CHATEAU CHALON

1969

£39.75

€50.48

 

One of the rarest wines of France, reminiscent of a light sherry.  A wonderful aperitif.

1973

£33.75

€42.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHONE VALLEY WHITE

Dry

 

25.

COTES DU RHONE

1997

£16.95

€21.52

 

A quite complex wine from E. Guigal. One of the great wine makers of the Rhône.

1996

Half

 

£8.55

 

€10.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet

 

68.

MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE

1996

£23.75

€30.16

 

Jaboulet.

Made from the Muscat grape which gives it a delicious flowery perfume and a luscious raisin flavour - an excellent dessert wine.

Half

£12.90

€16.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHONE VALLEY RED

 

Northern Rhone

 

42.

COTE ROTIE ‘LA LANDONNE’

1980

£120.00

€152.38

 

Guigal.

 1986

1987

£90.00

£89.00

€114.29

€113.02

 

 

 

 

 

121.

COTE ROTIE ‘LA MOULINE’

1984

£75.00

€95.24

 

Guigal.

Considered by Parker to be some of the greatest wines in the world.

 1987

£89.00

€113.02

 

 

 

 

 

113.

COTE ROTIE ‘LES JUMELLES’

1983

£40.50

€51.43

 

Jaboulet.

A great wine from a great vintage.

Mag

£76.00

€96.51

 

 

 

 

 

112.

HERMITAGE ‘LA CHAPELLE’

1972*

£260.00

€330.15

 

Jaboulet.

Probabley the most famous wine of the Rhone.  St. Patrick is reputed to have helped plant the vineyards here.

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

310.

HERMITAGE CHAVE

1978

£65.00

€82.54

 

Gerard Chave.

‘Life is too short not to drink the wine Gerard Chave, one of the planet’s greatest winemakers’. (Parker)

1987

1989

£42.50

£40.25

€53.97

€51.11

 

 

 

 

 

320.

CORNAS CLAPE

1987

£29.50

€37.46

 

The most famous Winemaker in Cornas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhone Rose

 

356.

COTE DU RHONE GUIGAL ROSE

1996

£16.95

€21.52

 

Lovely Rhone Rose.

Half

£8.55

€10.86

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Southern Rhone

 

56.

COTES DU RHONE GUIGAL

1995

£16.95

€21.52

 

‘A name to seek out for palate and purse pleasing wines’ (Parker).

Half

£8.55

€10.86

 

 

 

 

 

357.

CHATEAU FONSALETTE

1995

£28.95

€36.76

 

From the maker of Chateau Rayas.  Robert Parker says this is the best wine made under the Cote Du Rhone appellation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

119.

GIGONDAS

1966

 

 

 

Jaboulet.

From near Chateauneuf, a heady full flavoured wine.

Half

1970

Half

£35.95

 

£33.95

€45.65

 

€43.11

 

 

 

 

 

24.

GIGONDAS, Caves Bessac

1997

£22.00

E27.94

 

A deep ruby wine with intense purple rim, sweet nose with hints of voilets dry powerful ripe tannins give a highly flavoured wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

245

VIDAL FLEURY VACQUEYRAS

1995

£16.95

€21.53

 

A wonderful alternative to the wines of the nearby Chateauneuf.

 

 

 

 

Chateauneuf du Pape

 

254.

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

‘CUVEE GRANDE GARDE’

1997

£26.50

€33.65

 

Domaine St. Benoit.

The outstanding wine of a recent visit to Chateauneuf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, A.C., Reserve BenoitX11, Bessac

1997

1998

£27.00

E34.29

 

Full of strength, body and firmness. Especially for those who like big, positive and strong flavours. A fine example of a nice French wine. 

 

 

 

ALSACE WHITE                                                                             

 

117.

PINOT BLANC

1997

£13.50

€17.14

 

Wilm. Remarkable value for money, a good ‘food’ wine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

247.

RIESLING KIRCHBERG DE BARRE

1993

£25.50

€32.38

 

Grand Cru, Wilm.

Beautifully made, light for a Grand Cru, but very elegant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

TRIMBACH RIESLING ‘CUVEE FREDRIC EMILE’

1993

£32.50

€41.27

 

One of the worlds great Rieslings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

GEWURTZTRAMINER

1995

£19.90

€25.27

 

Trimbach. The most distinctive of wines, floral, spicy, yet light and dry.

Half

£10.90

€13.84

 

 

 

 

 

176.

GEWURTZTRAMINER ‘CUVEE WILM’

1998

£23.75

€30.16

 

Lovely mature Gewurtztraminer.

 

 

 


 

 

ALSACE WHITE CONTINUED                                                     £IR           EURO

 

33.

KALFFERKOPF GEWURTZTRAMINER KIETZHEIM-KAYERSBERG

1994

£21.00

€26.67

 

Distinct, varietal character.  Spicy with rich ripe fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

248.

GEWRUTZTRAMINER GAENSBROENEL GRAND CRU WILM

1994

£25.50

€32.38

 

A lovely, intense, fragrant Grand Cru Gewurtztraminer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175.

ZIND HUMBRECHT PINOT D’ALSACE

1994

£23.95

€30.41

 

One of the best ‘food wines’ to come from Alsace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet

 

248a

GEWURTZTRAMINER GAENSBROENEL VENDAGE TARDIVE

1985

£36.70

€46.60

 

Grand Cru Wilm.

Intense, rich and rare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dry

 

12.

POUILLY FUME

1996

£26.50

€33.65

 

De Ladoucette.

The bench mark Pouilly.

1995

Half

 

£14.00

 

€17.78

 

 

 

 

 

9.

POUILLY FUME BARON L.

1992

£54.50

€69.21

 

De Ladoucette.

Quite light, yet round, with a refreshing flinty dryness.  The Baron L. Is the outstanding wine of Pouilly Fume.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

SANCERRE CHATEAU DE

FONTANE-AUDON

1997

1996

£22.85

 

€29.02

 

 

Dry, well balanced, with a crisp refreshing tang.

Half

 £12.25

€15.56

 

 

 

 

 

80.

VOUVRAY CLOS NOUYS

1996

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