‘In my cellar’ Hector Ross
Bel & The Dragon Burgundy, Olivier Leflaive 2013, Burgundy France.
‘We have a long-standing relationship with Olivier and are immensely proud to be working with him to produce our very own Bel & The Dragon-labelled white and red Burgundies. The white is 100% Chardonnay with 40% of the grapes coming from Mersault and 60% from Puligny-Montrachet. Rich lemon and apple notes on the palate, perfectly balanced with hints of creamy vanilla, with a long an elegantly lifted finish. The red is 100% Pinot Noir from Puligny-Montrachet. The wine, exclusive to us, is an elegant, feminine example of Pinot Noir with a beautiful redcurrant and cranberry flavours showing through. A really special wine!’
Restaurant’s own label
Chateau Gruaud-Larose 2005, Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France.
‘One of the best-loved second growths, this is drinking really well right now. Dark bramble and black plum on the nose, doused with herbal notes, which add to the depth and intensity. The palate is medium bodied with steely tannins, and leaning on the red fruit side with a finish that is crisp, crunchy, sweet and juicy.’
£43.05, Corney & Barrow, 02072652530
Chateau Leoube, Rose de Leoube 2014, Cotes de Provence, France.
‘Close your eyes and take a sip as the sun sets on the terrace and you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the South of France. Crystal clear; fresh and delicate on the nose, with a palate that exudes a complex, supple and lively mix of exotic fruits and an underlying subtle mineralty. So versatile with food, just about anything will pair well; we think it works especially well with our seared Socttish scallops.’
£11.47, Bibendum Wine, 08452636924
Domaine de Bellevue 2010, Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux, France.
‘Domaine de Bellevue is a renaissance vineyard located above the banks of the Garonne, in AOC Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux. Around 8,000 bottles a year are produced, and are only available to members of La Grande Societe. In a blind tasting with a panel of experts, Bellevue stood its own against six of the stiffest competition including Latour and Margaux.’
Reviewed 3rd April 2018