Tim and Dominique’s aim is to find interesting wines from a wide range of wine-growing areas. They are prejudiced in favour of small producers and against big brands and believe that their greatest successes with clients often involves introducing wine lovers to something new.
The Old World sections such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhône red wines can be relied upon to include quite a few mature bottles that have been cellared at Hambleton for many years.
Wine is my true passion. My greatest enjoyment is to spend time with Aaron finding the perfect food and wine combinations which I can then recommend to our diners. My perfect combination? Merryfield Farm duck with a 2012 Petalos Mencia – why? – so subtle, really Burgundian with hints of blood orange
Recent introduction of the Coravin system has enabled Dominique to offer a wide range of fine wines by the glass. This has worked well for clients who want to drink a little of the best. He usually offers by the glass, using this system, mature Bordeaux and Burgundy (red and white) as well as some top New World Wines and Yquem.
Wine Offers - Spring 2017
NV Champagne René Beaudouin, Nogent L’Abbesse
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.
£262 for 12 bottles including VAT
NV Varichon et Clerc, Blanc de Blancs
We have been buying this “Methode Champenoise” wine from Savoie for many years. For those looking for an alternative to Champagne for parties, weddings, cocktails etc. It is dry, crisp and elegant with a fine mousse. It is made from a range of white grapes including Ugni Blanc, Chenin, Chardonnay and Colombard.
£75 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Casa Silva Gewurztraminer Halves
From the Colchagua Valley in Chile, this wine is delicious with desserts or foie Gras. We are always on the look out for new sources of attractive dessert wine and this one combines freshness, lovely aromatic quality and sweet ripeness.
£49 for 6 half bottles including VAT
A South African offer from Newton Johnson Vineyards Newton Johnson is something of a Pinot Noir and Chardonnay specialist situated in one of South Africa’s coolest corners behind Hermanus in the Hemel en Aarde valley. In the aftermath of the post Brexit devaluation, and significant shortages and price hikes from Burgundy, we have been looking for civilised wines to drink on those occasions for which Burgundy is now out of reach. These fill the spot perfectly.
2016 Felicité Chardonnay
Nice peachy and citrus fruit without oak or excessive weight.
£51 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Felicité Pinot Noir
Pale Cote de Beaune style with lovely Pinot fruit and elegance.
£66.50 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Family Vineyards Chardonnay
From the best vineyard sites and lightly oaked, this wine gets the top 5* rating from South Africa’s Wine “Bible” (The Platter Guide). A fine balance of fruit, judicious oak and minerality
£127 for 6 bottles including VAT
2015 Family Vineyards Pinot Noir
A lovely balanced style of New World Pinot. Lots of concentration elegance and length. Quite enough fruit, but not a fruit bomb. In style poised between New Zealand and Volnay!
Enjoyable now and with plenty of positive evolution ahead.
£152 for 6 bottles including VAT
2013 Mourges du Gres les Galets Rouges, Costières de Nîmes
We have enjoyed this wine for many vintages. A Rhoneish blend dominated by Syrah (with some Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan). It delivers silky tannins, and a warm spicey rich and rounded wine. From the pebble soils created when the Rhône was in full flood after the last ice age.
£67 for 6 bottles including VAT
2014 Chablis Dessous la Carriere, Picq
This is a fine mineral Chablis from a wonderful white Burgundy Vintage.
£88 for 6 bottles including VAT
2011 Levin Sauvignon Blanc, Val du Loire France
This expression of organically grown Loire Valley fruit made with the help of some Australian know how and equipment, has been a tremendous success with our clients over the past 3 years.
The wine has plenty of sauvignon expression without excessive grassy or gooseberry notes and plenty of minerality and structure which enables the wine to round out and age a little without losing any freshness.
£68 for 6 bottles including VAT