You will note that all the wines below are fully annotated.  We hope that this helps you in making an informed and enjoyable choice, and perhaps tempts you into trying something unfamiliar – very often, you will encounter better value and quality by not focusing overmuch on the ‘classic’ areas or varietals – by trying something different, We hope you have a more rewarding experience.

Please also note that we strive to avoid vintage changes, but wine merchants-and ourselves are on close, friendly terms with all of our suppliers-will frequently change vintages without consultation or even notice: annoying, maddening even, but a fact of life for the average restaurateur. We merely comment that, fortunately, vintage variations are far less marked than in the past (not a cop-out but plain fact-better wine-making, better hygiene, better transport and storage all help) and that when a substitution is sneaked past us, We will always taste to ensure some stylistic consistency with our tasting notes: if there is a marked difference, we will either have reprinted the list by the time the change gets to you, or, when dramatic, simply de-list the wine in question. However, it is always worth remembering that only the tiniest fraction of the wine produced in the world is designed for the long haul: so far as most of our whites, and many of our reds are concerned younger is better.

All Vintages Subject To Change Without Notice

N.B All wines by the glass are 175ml; dessert wines and sherries 125ml

Vinos por vaso


1.   House white
6.   El Zafiro Blanco 2015
7.   Sola Fred Blanc 2015
8.   Rioja Blanco Azabache 2015
9.   Crego e Monaguillo 2015
10. Volteo Verdejo-Sauvignon 2015


18. Rioja Rosado Azabache 2015


2.   House red
20. Rioja Tinto Azabache 2015
26. Sola Fred Montsant 2014
27. Sembro Ribera del Duero 2014
29. El Zafiro Syrah-Tempranillo 2014

Vinos por botella

Vinos de la casa – House wines

Lovely fresh, juicy, pear-like fruit in this Galician blend - fragrant, quaffable and great value.
£16.95/£4.50 glass
2. RED
Soft-but-structured gluggale red from Galicia, the epitome of easy drinking but without the bland flabbiness that usually means - proper, full-bodied red wine.
£16.95/£4.50 glass

Vinos Espumosos

3. Babot brut nature n/v
Classic cava varietals - Macabeu, Xarel-lo, Parellada - a rich combo of brioche and green apple on the nose, fresh, smooth mouth-feel, concentrated and long, good with seafood as well as an aperitif.
4. La Rosita, Cava Brut Rosado, Penedes
Creamy, frothy, fruity Cava that bubbles beatifull, made by the traditional method from 100% Garnacha, strawberries and cream on the nosewith a fleshy fruit driven palate balanced by crisp acidity, try on its own or enjoy with some Langostinos A La Plancha.

Vinos Blancos

5. Prado Rey Verdejo, 2015
Highly impressive Castilian Verdejo, a wonderful silken softness  and a jasmine – and –  lime, aroma, just, exceptional, polished, elegant wine making.
6. El Zafiro Blanco, 2015
Delightfully fresh, lively white, Eva/Chardonnay blend, clean, floral nose with hints of passion fruit on the palate, balanced by a zesty citrus acidity and a crisp finish.
£18.95/£4.75 glass
7. Sola Fred Blanc, Celler El Masroig, Montsant, 2015
Macabeu/Garncha Blanca blend from Montsant, pure orange and herbal notes from the Garnacha, stony minerality from the old-vine Macabeu and a rich, dense character on the palate, bone dry, balancing hints of stone fruits (peaches, mirabelles) kicking in at the end, finishing on an almost spicy note. Fascinating, complex old-school Catalan white.
£25.30/£6.35 glass
8. Rioja blanco, Azabache Fermentado en barrica, 2015
Aromas if tropical fruits and nuts, well blended with balsamic aromas and spicy from the wood. Well structured, dry and a good choice with seafood or, indeed, with nothing at all!
£20.95/£5.95 glass
9. Crego e Monaguillo, 2015
From Monterrei in Galicia, a fresh, gentle young white with an intriguing fruit-stone character on the nose, but a beautifully balanced soft yet refreshing acidity and discreet tropical fruit – guava, papaya – on the finish.
£24.50 /£6.25 glass
10. Naire, Verdejo-Sauvignon, 2015
Wildly pungent, bracing Verdejo from Rueda in Castilla. A riot of fragrant greengage fruit with a beautifully full mouth-feel yet restrained lime-zesty acidity – brilliant, clean, modern Spanish dry white wine, with a pointed similarity to a high-class Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc.
£19.50/£5.25 glass

11. La Liebre y La Tortuga Albarino, 2015
Classic Albariño, pale gold-yellow, peaches, apricots and a mineral note on the nose, repeated on the palate, backed by a refreshing crispness and an easy, supple mouth-feel. The quintessential Gallego accompaniment to all kinds of seafood, but especially the pulpo a la Feria so beloved in that seafood-obsessed province.


12. Verd Albera, Emporda, Catalunya, 2014
Unusual blend of 60% Garnacha Blanca, 30% Moscatel, 5% Garnacha Gris and 5% Chardonnay from Emporda in Catalunya, full, golden yellow, fragrant peachy fruit, a seductive grapiness on the nose with a citric (orange, rather than lemon) edge and a certain smoky, white pepper quality. Fresh, to begin, again somewhat grapey, becoming fuller and pear-like in the mouth, good, palate cleansing acidity but very rounded mouth-feel, and along finish . A rich-but-dry style, keenly priced for the quality.

13. Aroma De Camilo Castilla, Muscat, 2015
A clean and dry Muscat from Navarra giving a fresh aromatic wine with plenty of citrus flavours and floral hints with a great long finish.



14. Torres Fransola Sauvignon Blanc, 2014
Fascinating, big-framed, complex Sauvignon, barrel fermented but with the oak so carefully integrated that it serves only to add a suggestion of roundness with no clumsy heft-firm, ripe, herbal-spicy (mint, green peppercorns and grapefruit zest) with a silky, almost creamy overlay and the most mouthwatering white peach finish: better than many a Cru Classé Bordeaux Blanc Sec at several times the price.

15. Bioca, Godello de Valdeorras, 2013
Lemon colour, shows a fresh, zesty and herb nose, good level of aciditywith spice on the palate. The fruit concentration and freshness is the key to this wine. Many layers of complexity and a long finish.


Vinos Rosados

18. Rioja Rosado, Azabache, 2015
Limpid salmon – pink, 100% Garnacha from one of the oldest Rioja houses, delicate aromas of fraises des bois and apricots, light, vivid mouthfeel, generous fruit well to the fore with a very clean, dry and refreshing finish: brilliant summer drinking!
£19.95/£5.85 glass
19. Orvalaiz Rosado, Navarra, 2015
Clean, raspberry scented rosé, well-balanced, a little lighter and dryer than the preceding wine, but still full of fruit, dry and very easy to quaff! I make no apology for having two rosés from the same appellation as this style was, for hundreds of years, pretty much all that the province of Navarra produced – the “clarete” beloved of pilgrims wending their unsteady way along the Camino to Santiago.

Vinos Tintos

20. Rioja Tinto Tempranillo, Bodegas Azabache, 2015
This archetypal Rioja Crianza is all gentle strawberry and vanilla fruit, just enough oak, very soft, enveloping tannins, a little lively liquorice note on the finish and, so, being utterly typical what it’s meant to be…does what it says on the tin.
£19.95/£5.10 glass
21. Finca Resalso, Ribera Del Duero, Emilio Moro, 2015
100% Tinta Del Pais (local clone of Tempranillo), only 4 months in French oak, the emphasis here, unlike many young Ribera Del Duero reds, is on the vivacious fruit. Beautiful deep garnet colour, ripe cherries and a little violet on the nose, quite a lot of toasty vanillin from the oak and prominent, but well-integrated tannins, finishing powerfully but smoothly. Great value for the area, and given that Emilio Moro's more exulted cuvees are some of Spain's best - and most expensive.
22. El Bon Homme, Rafael Cambra, Valencia, 2015
50% Cab Sav, 50% Monastrell from the viticultural desert that WAS Valencia, full, vibrant dark purple colour, pronounced cassis fruit with a lot of Monastrell spiciness, VERY juicy mouth-feel, low – to – no tannin but with really pronounced coffee and leather notes on the end palate: alcohol quite evident, but melds harmoniously into the overall package.
23. Casa Castillo Monastrell, 2014
Lurid ruby color, fragrant ripe cherry and red plum. Sappy and incisive, the palate offers bitter cherry and berry skin flavors, showing very good lift and energy. Fat-free, focused and brisk, with strong closing cut, fine-grained tannins and lingering berry skin and cherry pit notes.
24. Cerro Añon, Rioja Reserva, Bodegas Olarra, 2010
Amazing value, triple gold medal winner from a big bodega which has recently regained its mojo after a few fallow years. 20 months in new American oak, 80% Tempranillo with small dollops of Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo. Cherry red with an orangey rim hinting at its aging, suave (in a typically oak-smoothed, soft-tannin, Rioja way) yet hefty (14% alcohol, a good dose of brooding, dark, almost Rhône – like fruit, really lingering, spice-box finish) – good God, it’s Olly Reed in a bottle! How apt. It’s what Rioja should be when the vanillin of the oak just softens the broken-nosed edges but allows that hefty fruit to really shine through. Lovely winter warmer.
25. Emilio Valerio, Navarra, 2013
A wonderfully soft and juicy little number! On the nose, ripe forest fruits such as blackberries and blueberries are sing their presence. There are hints if menthol too. This is also shown on the palate along with a fresh acidity for perfect balance. Very mouthwatering and moreish.
26. Sola Fred, Celler El Masroig, Montsant, 2014
90% Carignan/10% Grenache from Montsant, the poor man's Priorat. Hand harvested, fermented and aged for 5 months in stainless steel (no wood), v. dark, pronounced nose of violets and black cherries, supple and forward on the palate, unencumbered by oak so totally fruit-driven, very soft, fleshy tannins, cocoa and papperiness on the finish, 14% alcohol so best with food: great value for the area.
27. Sembro, Ribera Del Duero, 2014
Plush, fruit packed offering from the Ribera del Duero, 4 months in oak, beautifully pure Tempranillo fruit – wild strawberries, blueberries – toasty overtones of coffee and vanilla, even toffee on the nose, with a dark, glowering intensity from the firm, well-balanced tannins on the finish. Outstanding young Ribera that pulls off the difficult trick of balancing ripe, accessible fruit with a structure of tannin and acidity with great verve.
£25.95/£6.45 glass
28. Viña Zorzal Graciano, Navarra, 2013
100% Graciano, elegant, bright, bramble-and-white pepper fruit, truly gourgeous, mouth-filling black cherries (indeed, so well rounded that it’s actually more like black cherry yoghurt) on the palate, satin-smooth tannins softened by four months on its lees in new French oak, just a hint of something darker and more “balsamic” (mint, a little liquorice) on the finish. Suave, well balanced and a graceful, polished counterpoint to the heftier feel which is the stock-in-trade of many Spanish reds. Perhaps the best value red currently on the list.
29. El Zafiro, Syrah-Tempranillo, 2014
20% Shiraz, 80% Tempranillo, toffee, red caramel, cherry and plum sing against botanical juniper and thyme. Fresh, fruity and bright. Keenly priced, good with braised beef, meatballs, etc.
£19.30/£4.85 glass
30. Decenio, Bodegas Las Orcas, Rioja Reserva, 2010
Good value for a Rioja with some bottle age age, mostly Tempranillo, slightly pale rim with a mid-ruby centre, sweetly persistent wild strawberry fruit with well integrated oak, perfectly balanced acidity and gentle, faded tannins, this has complete typicality and is, at the risk of labouring the point, both top quality Rioja of the more traditional kind and, given its maturity, cheap!

31. Casa Don Angel, Vera De Estanas, “Multivintage”12-13
Fascinating out-of-left-field red from Utiel, in the mountains west of Valencia, an assemblage of two different vintages of Malbec, the wine makers achieving a deliciously harmonious, forward wine, very different to the sometimes harsh examples typical of Argentina. Bundles of dark, damsony fruit, good firm tannins, restrained balancing acidity and notes of coffee, liqourice and blueberries, Would excel with lamb, beef estofado and fabada, but just try it for its sheer character.

32. Aster, Ribera Del Duero, Crianza, 2012
Intense dark cherry red colour, very clean and bright, notes of wild berries and ripe fruit enveloping a rich balsamic core of sweet spices. Impressively strong in the mouth with a delicate acidity and a good balance.

33. Priorat, La petite de Agnes, 2015 

High layer with purple trim and youthful reflection, aromatic, mix of red and black fruit and floral memories present. After a mild agitation, a more complex hints of spice and subtle memories present. Fresh and with a balanced concentration mouth, all harmonized.

34. La Rioja Alta, Gran reserva 904, 2005
One of Rioja's foremost traditional estates, fairly pale ruby colour, the palate is elegantly structured with lovely depth of delicate Morello cherry fruit and a complex mineral/smocky bouquet, secondary notes of leather and balsamic with a long lasting finish.

35. Vega-Sicilia Unico, Ribera Del Duero, 2004
A blend of 87% Tempranillo and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. It has complex notes of tobacco, cedar wood and blackberries, and shows very good balance between power and elegance as well as perfect ripeness. Perfumed on the nose, elegant and pure with heady florals, raspberry and mulberry fruit and well-integrated sweet spice of oak. In the mouth the wine displays flavours of liquorice, strawberry and black cherry chocolate accompanied by exquisite textural, velvety tannins and ends on an almost ethereal finish of wild herbs (thyme and heather) that just goes on and on.