House Red. By the glass is OK.
The Wild Ones Shiraz Cabernet 2018 South Australia
¥ 600 by the glass. ¥ 2500 yen by the bottle.
Alcohol 14%. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Parading out in all their glory, the Wild Ones are a sight to behold. Elegant, refined and a little mischievous all in one gregarious package.
Gemtree Dragons Blood Cabernet Sauvignon ﾄﾞﾗｺﾞﾝ ﾌﾞﾗｯﾄﾞ ｶﾍﾞﾙﾈｿｰｳﾞｨﾖﾝ 2016, 3,000Y Bottle
Despite the warmth of the region, the maritime influence of McLaren Vale imbues a strong varietal definition to its cabernets. This is no exception. Cassis, bouquet garni and an avuncular whiff of cigar box serve the wine's forceful dry extract well, conferring a sense of savouriness, despite the undercarriage of ripeness. Cabernet's stolid astringency and well-managed oak keeps things focused. Very good value.
Gemtree Dragons Blood Shiraz 2017, 3,000Y Bottle.
A bold and full-bodied Shiraz; the Dragon's Blood McLaren Vale Shiraz. Choosing sites that offer the greatest varietal expression, concentration and finesse, the wine then saw maturation in French oak of sizes ranging from barriques (225L) to puncheons (500L) for 12 months. The result is a foreboding Shiraz that displays notes of blueberry, blackcurrant, aniseed and balancing earthen touch.
Colour: Bright and lively ruby red
nose: This youthful and fruit-driven Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried herb notes and hints of cocoa.
palate: With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits prune and dark cherry flavours combined with earthy, savoury undertones.
Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot. 2016, 13.9%, 3,500Y Bottle.
Exemplary proprietary wine, firmly stamped with regional DNA: a groomed piste of ripe currant, pastille, bay leaf and gentle tannins, oak and grape. Just enough grip for early to mid-term development. This is serious wine made to a friendly price-point.
2016,14.2%, 3,500Y Bottle.
70% Shiraz 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% new French oak 12 months, egg white fining, sulfites minimal.
Rich inciting scents of poached plums, redcurrant and blackberries with a pretty violet lift. The palate is soft and supple offering delicious fruit flavours with a hint of spice and smokey vanillin oak
(Ranked Australia’s Top Grenache in 2018)
A wine with terrific elegance and focus. This 2017 vintage grenache has considerable power and purity. A thrilling wine to taste. The style of restrained fruit and clearly expressed tannins continues in this vintage. The succulent red fruits hold long, fresh and unwavering. Best from 2022.
2017, 4,000Y Bottle
All juicy, fresh and nimble on its feet with tangy red fruits, light tannins and immediate appeal. Great length and some spunky tension, too. Drink now.
Hand-picked, fruit is de-stemmed and mildly crushed, fermentation and maceration for 11 days before being pressed to neutral French oak. Maturation time 9 months before bottling.
2016, 14.5%, 3,900Y Bottle.
Full colour; a generous, plush medium-bodied wine with gently ripe cassis fruit not needing to defend its status in the pantheon of Margaret River cabernets. It pushes near to offering too much, but is promptly pulled back by earthy tannins and quality oak.
TERRE À TERRE CABERNET FRANC| ﾃｯﾚ ｱ ﾃｯﾚ ｶﾍﾞﾙﾈ ﾌﾗﾝ 2015, 750ml, 14.5% 5,100Y Bottle.
2008, Hand-picked, wild & cultured yeast, 20% whole bunches, 22 months in French barriques, (25% new) fining egg white filtration none, minimal additions Close planted (1.5m x 1.5m) with a very fresh, sappy and pure set of red fruit aromas.
Very bright, lively and gently minted raspberries and redcurrants. Light spiciness and toffee, too. The palate is smooth, supple and elegantly paced. The fruit has the plushness of whole berry fermentation. Very neat with plenty of flavor and soft, pillowy fleshy fruit.
2016, 750ml,13.5%, 5,000Y Bottle.
Hand-picked, wild and cultured yeast, 11 months French oak, 30% new
Light in profile, spicy in persona, smoky through the finish, sinewy too. The priorities here are (a) complexity and (b) length and it's stellar at both. There isn't a lot of fruit flesh but there's just enough, and there are ample other intrigues. A wine for true pinot fetishists.
House white. By the glass is OK.
Margaret River Australia
¥ 600 by the glass. ¥ 2,600 by the bottle.
62% Sauvignon Blanc, 38% Semillon
★ 2019 Currently served in ANA International Business Class. A well-balanced wine with a variety of tropical fruits and herb, grass and citrus bouquets. Despite the richness of passion fruit toward the finish, the aftertaste is refreshing. You can enjoy a fresh feeling even if you drink it immediately, and it can be delicious even after aging for more than 5 years.
2018, 12.5%. 2,900Y Bottle.
Bright aromatics; grapefruit, sweet herbs and nettle. Yellow citrus on the palate, with red capsicum and a splash of more tropical fruit. The wine is dry, but not austere. Easy to drink on its own, or to match with food.
JULES TAYLOR WINES Gruner Veltliner.
2016, 13.0%. 3,100Y Bottle.
Dried-flower, chamomile and beeswax aromas with light, dried herbs on offer, too. The palate has a bright, light and crunchy feel. Some handy stone-fruit flavors build into the finish. Certainly one of the better New Zealand examples of grüner veltliner. Gold Medal Winner, Hand Picked, selected yeast strains. An intelligent, attractive take on this emerging white-wine style, it delivers plenty of rich yellow fruits and a bright, fragrant edge with good build and persistence. Nicely chiseled through the finish
2017, 10.5%, 3,100Y Bottle.
"Utterly delicious. Classic Strathbogie Riesling with a floral texture and a moorish finish. From a high elevation unirrigated vineyard, the vines are unrushed and once again delivered fruit of pure dimensions, stunning granite soil influence on the back palate.”
2018, 13% 3,500Y Bottle
Smoky aromatics, with flint, bitter lemon citrus, grapefruit and suggestions of tropical fruit salad. Rich, slightly chewy palate with good mouthfeel, texture and harmony. Flavours of yellow citrus, currant, and sweet herbs.
2018, 12%. 3,500Y Bottle.
A very bright, assertive, textural riesling that has a lot of texture; some solids and skin contact before fermentation. This has a clear Eden Valley, lemon-and-lime, juicy nose with fragrant, sweet-smelling white flowers. The palate delivers succulent, juicy, crisp, tangy lemon-citrus flavors. Some spices here, too. Chalky, enlivening finish.
2016,13.0%. 4,800Y Bottle.
Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild and cultured yeast barrel fermentation with partial mlf, matured for 10 months in a French botte and puncheon. Intense and long, its mainframe Tasmanian acidity trimmed by mlf; white peach, grapefruit and melon compete for the space left by the acidity, oak framing the canvas of fruit and acid interplay.
2016,12.5%, 4,100Y Bottle.
Trophy for Best Chardonnay - 2017 Margaret River Wine Show
Bright straw-green; brimming with life and energy, the fragrant bouquet of citrus and white flowers, the palate intense and very long; the flavours are spun around beacons of white peach and grapefruit, the barrel ferment inputs simply adding complexity.
Has a very impressive nose. Very pure with an edge that resembles almost saline, sea spray and oyster shell. All of which pitched against white peaches and yellow citrus fruits. The palate has a pithy appeal and a bright, energetic acid line. Very fresh.
2017, 13.2% , 4,300Y Bottle.
Scintillating quality, and value. This crackles with flinty, minerally character and pops with white peach-like flavour. It's balanced, it's stylish, it's elegant and it drives long through the finish. You can ask for little more.
Very impressive wine with a composed, assertive and complex nose pinned to mouth-watering aromas of bright lemons and ripe peach fruits. It's a little chalky, too. The palate has a very composed, tight-knit structure with plenty of flavors in the yellow-peach and lemon spectrum. Great balance, length and detail.
2018, 12.5%, 3,200Y Bottle.
Orange/Mudgee NSW Varietal: 87% Sangiovese, 10% Shiraz 3% Barbera
Soft pale pink in colour, this wine has delicate strawberry and nettle leaf aromas with lifted rhubarb and subtle ruby grapefruit flavours. The palate is fine, with light texture and finesse, giving it a dry, elegant finis
TURBUL FRIULANO (Orange Wine).
2015,12.6%, 3,800Y Bottle.
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
One of the best skin-contact wines in Australia. Friulano with grip and insane fruit intensity. Fermented on skins, cloudy in appearance, wild at heart. A power of spicy, savoury flavors / scents, with sunny nectarine making an important, but background appearance. It gives you a completely different experience from the commonly fermented skin contact. There is no translucency, there is a wild core. Strong yeast aroma, spicyness, and rich salty taste will attack you. The nuances of the nectarines in the sun play a major role.
Mumm Cordon Rouge.
12%. Y8000 Bottle.
Has a rich yellow golden appearance. The intense fruity taste with notes of peaches, pears, green apples compliment its fresh after taste. Highly decorated, winning a plethora of awards including Silver at Decanter 2005. The house of G.H. Mumm was founded in 1827, so it has been guided by a high regard for the Champagne Region's traditions and culture. The House has retained Georges Hermann Mumm's uncompromising maxim: "Only the best". G.H. Mumm Burt Cordon Rouge, the house's signature cuvee, comes from a subtle blend of 77 different crus. Its distinctive style captures the diversity of the region's vineyards, offering a harmonious balance of freshness with intensity. Purveyors by Appointment to H.M Queen Elizabeth II. The country of origin is France.
BUNKERS SPARKLING NV Chenin Blanc.
12%. 4,000Y Bottle.
A fresh and fruity sparkling wine. Fresh bread-like, attractive fruit character, with a creamy and crunchy texture in the middle. The first aroma is a lively pear and grapefruit dry style.