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Red Wines


House Wine:   

1.  Dom Balaquère 2003 Cotes Du Ventoux (France)    €20  
The Southern Rhone had a tremendous success in 2003 and this rich-bodied Côtes du  Ventoux is a standout for the amazing depth of flavor and piquancy. And like all Côtes du  Rhones it is delicious with hearty foods.    

2.  Cabernet/ Merlot. Malan Adelberg (South Africa)    €18  
Ruby red with a dark centre, soft tannins allowing berry fruits to develop, leaving a  smooth finish.   
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Italy  

4.  Chianti Colli Fiorentini         €25  
Intense perfumes, ample and persistent. A fine example of dark and succulent Tuscan  fruit. Good balance. Diletta Malenchini concentrates on the production of ‘new style’  Chianti - production volumes are half those of other producers, resulting in wines with  good fruit concentration and freshness.    

Spain     

5.  Navarra Castillo de Montjardin              €21  
Round, ripe, deliciously smooth, elegant and flavoursome. Medium finish. One of  Navarra’s finest privately owned wineries.    France    

6.  Fleurie A.C., Beaujolais. F. Chauvenet,             €23  
Refreshing and fragrant, with soft summer fruits, light tannin and easy acidity.   From one of the top winemakers in Beaujolais.   

 7.  Fronsac A.C., Bordeaux. Chateau Mayne-Vieil 2001      €29  
Deep ruby in colour; with very powerful aromas of plum, this Bordeaux from a very good  year is richly fruity with vanilla, plum and blackcurrant. “Extremely satisfying wine, great  length.”     

8.  St. Emilion Château des Vieux Maurins 1999         €28  
Ripe with hints of plum, leather and forest fruits. Good tannins, 80% Merlot and 20%  Cabernet-Franc. A treat.

10. Margaux, Clos du Cadeos 2000              €39  
From a small family estate of only 5 hectares, this vintage is a deep crimson coloured  wine with aromas of black fruit. Full in the mouth, it has excellent balance with mellow  tannins and long-lasting silky finish.     

Argentina   

11. Malbec. Las Moras, Reserva 2003             €23  
Oak aged for twelve months lending a touch of smoke and vanilla, an intense inky colour  combined with black fruits and herbs, this is a full bodied, robust and powerful red - a  perfect New World match for steak. “This polished Argentine is so smooth and luscious,  shot through with flavours of ripe blackberries and spice... A finely crafted wine” -  Mary  Dowey, Food and Wine Magazine    

Chile   

12. Casa del Bosque Reserva Syrah, 2004            €27  
Hand harvested wine. Ruby in colour with aromas of plum cherry and violets with some  floral notes. Smokey oak and vanilla on the palate. An elegant soft wine with velvety  tannins.    

South Africa  

13. Blaauklippen, Shiraz 2003        €24  
Aromas of sweet tobacco, vanilla and dried fruits  on the nose. Fruitiness on the palate is  mellowed by chocolate tones and gentle oak flavour. The result is an elegant wine with a  pleasant dry finish.      

HALF BOTTLES      

France   

15. Bordeaux Rouge. Le Grand Maureins             €15  
Soft fruit and herb flavours nicely concentrated    

16. Fleurie. Domaine de la Treille       €15  
“...ripe cherry fruit flavours with a touch of tannin. Good dry finish.” - Best of Wine Ireland  

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White Wines    

House Wine  

18. Chardonnay. Pipers Creek. (Australia)       €18  
Full flavoured and soft with an even and fresh finish.    

19. Malesan Sauvignon Blanc Vin de Pays d’Oc. (France)     €20  
Fruity yet dry. Excellent table wine from the South of France.  ________________________  

Italy  

20. Pinot Grigio, Lamberti         €23  
Pale gold in colour, the fruity bouquet has hints of fresh apples, lemon and flowers. Dry, crisp and  refreshing on the palate, the fruit flavours lead to a dry pleasant finish.    

France  

23. Muscadet de Sevre et Maine sur Lie, Loire       €22  
From Chateau de Goulaine, a light classic white. Very dry, with an apple fruit character and fresh,   crisp finish.    

24. Chablis 2004. F Chauvenet           €24  
This excellent example of a traditional Chablis is medium bodied and dry with a ripe flavour balanced  by minerals and touches of lemon zests.    

25. Chablis Domaine du Colombier 2002, Premier Cru Fourchaume     €36  Minerally laden and fantastic acidity. Plenty of fruit and bone dry. A really lovely wine for Chablis lovers.    

26. Sancerre Domaine Gerard Millet 2004       €26  
Good citrus flavours on the palate with hints of confectionery. Good texture and excellent balance  between acidity and fruit. Crisp and fresh.    

27. Pouilly Fuissé A.C. 2001/2 Château Lavernette           €33  
Well rounded and elegant, a well balanced wine from one of the best and most consistent Domaines.    

28. Alsace – Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2003, Meyer-Fonne    €24   
Floral, elegant nose; fresh, perfumed fruitiness and distinct taste of oranges. Medium bodied, dry and  zesty. “Probably the best value white wine available in the whole of France” M. Bettane    Australia     

30. Barossa Riesling, Peter Lehmann         €22  
Refreshing lime and lemons rounded out and softened by the sun. Can stand up to strong flavours on  the menu. Great all rounder - a Café Sol favourite !

South Africa  

31. De Wetshof Blanc – Fumé 2003/4         €25  
Round robust wine with a style of its own, deliciously fresh with rich citrus flavour    

New Zealand   

33. Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2004, Marlborough      €29  
Tropical fruit and peppers finishing with fresh acidity, soft classical gooseberry flavours.
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HALF BOTTLES    

35. Jurancon Sec 2004. Château Jolys  Stimulating fruit flavours, dry, fresh and spicy with an impressive finish.           €13    

36. Chablis 2003. Domaine Seguinot – Bordet            €15  
Hints of grapefruit and kiwi lead to more buttery, soft flavours.  “...an unusually classy example of Ireland’s favourite Burgundy.” – Mary Dowey   __________________________    

CHAMPAGNE 

37. Champagne J.M. Gobillard 1er Cru “Grand Reserve” Brut NV    €49  
“...In short, everything one could wish for.” Hachette Guide 2001 - Coup de Coeur    

DESSERT WINE  

38. Jurancon A.C. Château Jolys Cuvée Jean        Half Btl      €16   
Lovely ripe fruit with honey finishes, very rich and satisfying. An indulgent treat!    

SPARKLING WINE  

39. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV        €29  
A sparkling wine originated from a special and careful selection of the best Prosecco grapes,   this is a very elegant and pleasant wine, with an intense fruity bouquet and a soft taste.   Rated by Tom Stevenson as ‘..the best Prosecco I have ever tasted’   

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