A few seasonal recommendations from Tim Hart & Dominique Baduel

NV Champagne René Beaudouin, Nogent L’Abesse
Our “House” Champagne is made from a pure Chardonnay
formula which out-tastes all but the best “ Grandes Marques”.
It is crisp, dry and elegant with enough age to have discarded
the greenness of younger wines.
£272 for 12 bottles

Following a most impressive tasting of these top English Sparklers we are offering Gusbourne by the glass in the bar.
We have some stock that we can offer by the bottle.

2014 Gusbourne Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine
This top English sparkling wine scores well for its freshness and structure and has enough maturity and roundness to offer real sophistication.
£189 for 6 bottles 2014

Gusbourne Rosé, Sparkling Wine
Charming wild strawberry nose and a good round flavour make this a thoroughly worthwhile English Rosé sparkler to rival all but the very best from Champagne.
£198 for 6 bottles

Bevan Newton Johnson visited Hambleton in March and hosted a very enjoyable dinner which featured his wines. Situated in the Hemel en Aarde Valley behind Hermanus this is South Africa’s hot spot for Pinot Noir with the best producers lined up within a stone’s throw.

2016 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Chardonnay
A very fine well structured medium bodied wine with a judicious balance of French oak and fruit.
£129 for 6 bottles 

2017 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
Exceptionally well structured wine with lovely Pinot Aroma. The 2017 is still young and benefits from opening a couple of hours before it is drunk.
£155 for 6 bottles

2015 Newton Johnson Family Vineyards “Granum”
Granum gets its name from the granite soil on part of the Newton Johnson property where syrah is the preferred variety. This wine is reminiscent of Hermitage or Cote Rotie (which also favours granite soils) and is a wonderfully elegant medium bodied expression of syrah with bags of personality in a very elegant ensemble.
£130 for 6 bottles
Mixed case of 6 of the above (2 bottles of each) £138 for 6 bottles

2014 Hart Brothers Albarino, Rias Baixas
This is a delicious wine, made for the Hart Bros by Angel Sequeiros who makes top Albarino wines near the Portugese border at Savaterra. The wine has been much improved by a couple of years bottle age. As crisp as Sancerre, as aromatic and as long lived as Reisling, a good Albarino really is worth seeking out as an aperitif or perfect partner for seafood.
£81 for 6 bottles

Terrific every day Claret….

2016 Château Mayne Mazerolles, Blaye
An elegant, black fruited wine with discreet notes of spicy, vanilla oak and wild sage. Opulent and textured with fine, smooth tannins and blackberry flavours.
£77 for 6 bottles

All wines for collection only at Hambleton Hall or Hart’s, Nottingham. Prices include VAT