Baltic’s predominately European wine list, features a strong selection of Hungarian and Georgian wines and makes a perfect foil to our A la Carte menu, with many bottles also available by the glass and carafe.
Champagne and Sparkling
Prosecco IGT Veneto Casa Botter 28.00
The soft mousse (‘frizzante’, rather than ‘spumante’) enhances the delicate, peachy fruit of this Venetian sparkler.
El Celleret Cava Brut Nature. Sant Sadurní d’ Anoia, Penedès. 30.00
Classic cava blend, Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada. Second fermentation in the bottle and matured for 12 months. Notes of citrus, apple, dry and fresh with fine bubbles.
Marie Demets Brut Non Vintage 52.00
From a small, family-owned Champagne house in the Aube region famed for its Pinot Noir, this is refreshing and elegant, with vibrant orange blossom flavours and gentle biscuity notes. A perfect example of an elegant champagne best enjoyed with light dishes or on its own as an aperitif.
Le Mesnil Grande Cru Rose Champagne Brut Non Vintage 58.00
Made from 100% Pinot Noir this offers tantalising aromas of peach, white flower and toasty brioche.
It is creamy and rich, but balanced with a fresh acidity. Irresistible.
Bérèche & Fils NV Brut, Reserve 58.00
Based on the 2012 vintage (with 30% reserve wine from the previous two vintages). Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier. The best champagne I have tasted for a long time.
Perrier Jouet Grand Brut 70.00
Perrier Jouet Blason Rosé Champagne 85.00
Dom Perignon Vintage 2006 165.00
Krug Grande Cuvée 175.00
Dessert Wine & Port
Orosz Gabor Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2003 Bodvin Hungary 48.00
Light golden amber colour, spicy fragrances, excellent sugar-acid balance, a lot of honey and minerality in taste Besides its fruitiness, toasted aromas and the flavour of tea characterizes this wine very well.
Chateau Coutet, 1er Cru Classé,2003, Barsac 65.00
Even in a warm vintage, this property can still produce a Sauternes that always strikes a perfect balance and it never cloys.
Sauternes 2009 Clos Le Comte – 37.5cl 34.00
Half bottle – Classic Sauternes.
Port – Quinta de Val da Figueira 10 years old 59.00
Small production from 40yr old vines. Crisp acidity with hints of dried apricots and Figs. Long finish and spicy.
White Wine – Our Favorites
Wines that are particularly good, great value for money or slightly unusual.
Reserve de Gassac Blanc 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac – 28.00
From the Domain that is famed for producing Languedoc’s only premier cru red comes this fantastic value white. A Viognier Vermentino blend that has body, balance and zest. Delicious
DouRosa Branco 2014 Quinta de la Rosa, Douro, Portugal – 29.00
Really good Portuguese white at a great price. Expressive white fruit aromas with noticeably minerality.
On the palate, plenty of richness and citric fruit flavours, with a lively and very pleasant finish.
Vina Koyle ‘Don Cande’ Muscat 2014, Chile – 30.00
It’s a very particular wine style. Nothing like the standard full-bodied whites that make up the great majority of white wines sold and drunk today, it is light, bone dry but super fruity and extremely refreshing – Jancis Robinson
Château Fondarzac 2015 Entre-deux-Mers – 31.00
This is a fantastic Bourdeaux Sauvignon – structure, depth and balance. Great value. Notes of honeydew melon, lemon peel, wet stone, lemongrass and citrus.
Weißburgunder 2014 Villa Huesgen, Mosel – 33.00
This lovely Pinot Blanc makes you understand why German wines were so popular in the UK before they became politically difficult. Luscious, but with a crisp balance that just makes you want to drink more and more of it.
Limoux Chardonnay 2012 Toques & Clochers – 40.00
This famous Chardonnay from the Limoux region of the langquedoc is fantastic value. A gentle but graceful power comes from this lightly oaked white.
Godello, Louro 2014 Rafael Palcios, Valdeorras – 44.00
The Palacios family are Spain’s best wine makers and they are famed for their wines made with the Godello grape. This is a fabulous example, complex, rich and luxurious with a fine acidity and lasting finish.
1. Fontareche 2015 Vin de Pays d’Oc 19.50
Elegant and clean classy easy drinker – Super house wine.
2. Roussanne Chardonnay 2015 Coteaux de Bessilles 21.50
A modern blend from the south of France , this has aromas of grapefruit, lemon and delicate white flowers.
Lovely and round on the palate, with a fresh, spicy finish of lime and white pepper.
3. Zilavka 2014 Stobi, Macedonia 23.50
Delicious and great value white from the local grape – Zilavka. Lemon and white Peach gives it a fresh balance.
4. Picpoul de Pinet 2015 Claude Jourdan, Languedoc 25.50
Dry slightly spicy wine with an attractive minerality & a good weight of fruit.
5. Viognier 2015 Domaine de Coudelet 26.00
Medium bodied with ripe peach, red apple and white flowers.
6. Tokaji Furmint 2014 Chateau Megyer, Hungary 28.00
Classic Hungarian grape, The furmint is fresh and dry with good body and nice balance.
8. Alter 2015 Bodega Vina da Cal. Ribeiro, Galicia. Spain 28.00
Predominately Treixadura with 10% Godello . A lovely wine at a great price. Rounded, mineral, well structured and balanced.
9. Sauvignon Blanc, Klein 2014 Constantia, South Africa 29.00
Really great Sauvignon from South Africa. The complex palate is rich and juicy with a fresh, flinty finish.
10. Pinot Grigio Il Palú 2015 Giulia Fossalta di Piave Venezia 29.00
Ideal all-purpose white: perfect as an aperitif. Will match a whole range of fish & white meats.
11. Mtsvane 2014 Badagoni, Georgia 33.00
Nicely balanced with fresh grassiness and long finish. A very good example of this classic Georgian Grape Variety.
12. Grüner Veltliner Von den Terrassen 2015 Josef Ehmoser Austria 33.00
Superb refreshing, zesty, spicy white. Light but full of flavour & lovely long finish. Excellent.
13. Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2014 Gingingler -Fix 34.00
Top-notch Alsace Pinot Blanc – Not at all blowsy but still has a great depth, complexity and balance.
14. Jules Taylor 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 34.00
Packed with gooseberry flavours, crisp and clean, with a restrained style than its competitors.
15. Viognier VDP 2014 Domaine Rougie, Languedoc 35.00
Very low yields for this quality oak-aged viognier with a characteristic Apricoty, Peachy stamp. Almost a Condrieu at a third of the price.
16. Tricollis 2015 Abbey Winery, Pannonhalma, Hungary 35.00
This blend of Rheinriesling, Welshriesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc is crisp, refreshing and aromati. A lovely example of a classic Hungarian style of white.
17. Bourgogne Aligoté 2014 Closerie des Alisières 36.50
100% Aligoté, juicy and ripe citrus fruits enhanced by a real freshness and vivacity and hints of minerality.
18. Gavi di Gavi, 2015 Deltetto 37.00
A classic Gavi and the peach, apricot, and nutty fruit has blossomed beautifully.
19.Bourgogne Chardonnay 2013 T & P Matrot 38.00
Very superior Burgundy at a great price. Delicious rounded Chardonnay with a hint of oak, great complexity and balance.
20. Pinot Gris 2013 Ginglinger Alscace 42.00
Unbelievably, this is made from the same grape used to produce neutral Pinot Grigio. In this incarnation it is thankfully far more interesting, with an earthy, foie grass nose it is fresh and lively with a firm core of acidity.
21. Menetou Salon Cuvée des Morogues 2014 Henri Pelle 43.00
Who needs Sancerre when you can drink Menetou -Salon this good! Sauvignon Blanc planted on limestone soils and located 30 minute’s drive West of Sancerre.
Pinot Bianco 2012 Doro Princic, Collio, Italy – 53.00
Alessandro Princic rarely feels the need to export as the quality of his wines are well known in Italy.
This is fabulous Pinot Blanc with with lovely soft fruit tones but also with great structure and complexity.
Pouilly Fuisse 2012 Domaine Sermage – 55.00
This is a really top class Fuisse from a small producer and shipped directly from France. A lean and flinty Chardonnay, lightly oaked but with depth and complexity.
Meursault Limozin 2009 Alain Coche – 56.00
Elegant with notes of white peach & almonds on the nose that compliment the rich, generous fruit. Very fine.
Greco di Tufo, 2013 Joaquin, Campania – £65.00
There are white burgundies on the market at twice the price, yet half the complexity and depth, of this spectacular, full-bodied Italian.
Condrieu 2012 Domaine Pierre Gaillard – £67.00
The king and Queen of Rhone whites – 100% Viognier but not as you would normally find it. The fragrance here mingling exotic floral notes with delicate nutty oak in an opulent, jasmine-infused, peachy wine which is shot through with such finely chiselled acidity that the alcohol and freshness are beautifully balanced.
Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Folatières 2013 Bachelet – Monnot – 84.00
A wonderfully drop of Puligny from one of the village’s top estates – typical Chardonnay from this vineyard, all white flowers and minerality.
Corton-Charlemagne 2011 Domaine Dublere – 98.00
Superb Corton with wonderful rich fruit & classic nutty character. It has a lovely thick texture & great length.
46. Fontarèche Château Róse 2015 Lézignan-Corbières France 23.50
Delicious easy drinking rosé with lovely soft fruit on the palate.
47. Alsace Pinot Noir 2015 Ginglinger-Fix 39.00
A very good medium colour/weight Rose made by a small family outfit from Alsace.
Red Wine – Our Favourites
Feteasca Neagra 2012 Romania – 25.00
Romania is reemerging as a serious wine producer and this amazing value red shows how far they have come already.
Made from indigenous grape varieties it has depth, body, spice and balance combining to make really good medium bodied wine.
Quinta de Val da Figueira 2008 Douro Portugal – 36.50
Intensity of Fruit, great balance a long and complex after-taste make this a really very good Douro.
Cannonau Sartiu 2012 Giuseppe Sedilesu, Sardinia – 42.00
Made from 100% Cannonau ( a local Grenache varietal) Good weight and great length. Lovely black cherry, fig, clove, leather and licorice alongside firm tannins.
Faugeres 2014 Clos Fantine Famile Andrieu – 44.00
Lovely Faugeres; Mouvedres, Carignan, Syrah blend. The fruit is meaty with game-and-gravy flavours and lots of garrigue notes of bay and roasted thyme and there is pronounced bonfire smokiness on the finish
Blaufrankisch 2012 Muhr-Van der Niepoort, Carnuntum, Austria – 45.00
A great example of this increasingly popular wine. It displays typical earthy-mineral spice with a hint of white pepper, underlined with some rich dark fruits.
Rasteau ‘Prestige’ 2013 Charavin – 46.00
Rasteau is one of the under-appreciated villages on the Rhone, producing great wines and Charavin is the master. Dark cherry-red in colour with an expressive nose of redcurrants and coffee beans with a touch of spice, developing well in the glass to reveal flavours of plums and wild red fruits. The tannins are round and the finish is savoury and meaty.
Saumur Champigny Vieilles Vignes 2014 Filliatreau – 52.00
This is a stunning Cabernet Franc from the Loire – a rich and powerful wine displaying herbaceous aromas. It has a wonderful core of ripe cassis flavours and a fine structure of tannins
Bandol Rouge 2011 Domaine Terrebrune – 53.00
This is a fantastic vintage from one the best producers. Classic Bandol, a rich, meaty wine with black fruits, prunes, leather and cedar, layers of complexity and a velvety texture.
50. Fontareche 2015 Vin de Pays d’Oc 19.50
Great value, aged briefly in oak. Good body, nice balance with spice & complexity.
51. Vranec 2011 Stobi, Macedonia 23.50
100% Vranic. Aged for 6 months in Slovenian Oak. Deep Purple, Dark Berry fruits and a smoky finish. Very good.
52. Merlot 2014 Ekuo, Montorso Vicentino, Italy 24.00
This is a really good Organic Merlot – balance, body, depth and finish.
53. Château Fontarèche 2015 Vielles Vignes Lezignan-Corbières 26.00
Complex, refined wine with juicy bramble spice aromas and a hint of cocoa.
54. Minervois 2013 Domaine Cesseras Cuvee Olric 28.50
100% Syrah. Dense black fruit, pepper and sweet spices of clove and anise. Deliciously soft and drinkable.
55. Soldier’s Block Shiraz 2015 Victoria, Australia 29.00
Classic Australian Shiraz; big and gutsy, but made with obvious skill, good acidity, balance and length
56. Beaujolais Villages ‘Les Vignes De Thulon’ 2014 Jean Marc Burgaud (Available chilled) 29.00
This wine is very fresh and aromatic. 2011 is a fantastic vintage in the Beaujolais and this wine offers velvety red fruit and flowers, with a typical minerality. It also has a clean palate cleansing finish.
57. Château Crusquet 2010 Côtes de Blaye 32.00
Fanatstic value. From the highly rated 2010 vintage this blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking beautifully.
58. Rioja Crianza 2009 Bodega Petranlada 32.00
A blend of Monastrell and Garnacha it has balsamic notes with body and structure. Elegant to the palate with an intense finish.
59. Côtes du Rhône “Cairanne” 2013 Chapoton 34.00
From a great maker of Rasteau comes this very fine Cotes Du Rhone.
60. Morgon ‘La Voute St Vincent’ 2013 Domaine Claude Desvignes 35.00
Dense dark colour, quite massive with lovely minerals. Small dark berries, amazing finish. Huge concentration.
61. Barbera d’Alba 2014 Deltetto 35.00
Packed with spicy plum fruit, yet a subtle, under-lying acidity that makes it an ideal match for meats of all description.
62. Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Rouillères’ 2014, Frederic Mabileau 36.50
Pretty nose of raspberry and fresh greenery. Fresh and round with ripe tannins and a-characteristic note of graphite. Good length; greatly pleasurable to drink.
63. Cotes de Beaune 2014 Sebastien Magnien Hautes 39.00
This is a top notch Burgundy, Classic Pinot Noir, well made wine with delicious combination of red fruits, raspberry and strawberry flavours to the fore.
64. ‘Bornemissza’ Kékfrankos 2011 Koropna Borhaz Hungary 39.00
Made from the classic Hungarian grape – Kekfrankos of Bulls Blood fame – this has a depth, power and spice.Together with a good bottle age that helps give balance and complexity. Very good.
65. Les Clos Perdu 2012 Corbieres Maritime, Languedoc 39.00
A really nice weighty languedoc – a blend of Mouvedre, Carignan & Grenache – Dark fruits, spice and great length.
66. Alsace Pinot Noir 2014 Ginglinger – Fix 40.00
A really good Pinot Noir from a small Alsace producer. Fresh, but with body and balance.
67. Saperavi, Mukuzani, 2014 Badagoni, Georgia 40.00
100% Saperavi – the classic Georgian grape variety. It gives off a characteristic blackberry aroma with a note of roasted coffee. Plenty of vivid Cherry and Raspberry fruit and backed with gentle Tannins.
68. Crozes-Hermitage, 2014 Etienne Pochon 41.00
Seductive Syrah purity to this beautifully-crafted Northern Rhône, one would think it originated from a much smarter appellation.
69. Malbec 2013 Pulenta Estate, Argentina 44.00
Classic sophisticated Malbec from Argentina. Ripe bramble fruit with sweet spice, ripe tannin with plenty of mouth feel.
70.Pinot Noir 2014 Jules Taylor, Marlborough, New Zealand 47.00
Piercing, smoky Pinot, hints of blackberries and wild raspberries, with some soft tannins and acidity to balance.
Top end wines and small parcels that we mark up very reasonably – some real bargains.
Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande 2005 St Estephe – 65.00
The finest vintage since the 1990, the 2005 offers up scents of charcoal, Creme de Cassis, blueberries, and white flowers. With lovely fruit, abundant fat and richness, medium to full body, and moderately high but sweet tannin.
Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, Coeur de Pierres 2008 Frédéric Magnien -72.00
Delicate, subtle, and perfumed, this is the epitome of the Pinot Noir grape from the village of Chambolle-Musigny, and showing beautifully at eight years of age.
Barolo Ginestra 2008 Paolo Conterno, Monforte d’Alba – 75.00
Considered by many to be one the finest vineyards in the entire Barolo appellation. Paolo Conterno creates masterpiece wines with dark colours, brooding tannins and incredible aromatics.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 Mount Eden Vineyards. Santa Cruz. CA. USA – 79.00
The best vintage for a decade, this is a lovely, integrated, old-school California Cabernet. Black fruit, incense and sweet spices in the nose, with silky tannins and an endless array of violet, sage, espresso and grilled herbs on the palate, this Cabernet has exceptional overall balance and personality with an elegance that reminds of a bygone era.
Chateau Brane-Cantenac, 2eme Cru Classe, 2004 Margaux, 84.00
Its beautiful, haunting scent of spring flowers will stay firmly in my memory forever, encapsulating the anticipation of that night along with the promise of a new season. Smooth, silky and very feminine, it’s quite the stunner. (Simon Staples, BBR )
Chateauneuf Du Pape “Cuvee de Mon Aieul” 2004 Domaine Pierre Usseglio – 84.00
Warm spicy nose with some hints of cedar among the bramble fruits. The palate is savoury, spicy, meaty
and has some red fruit character. Very fine with good complexity.
Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes 2008 Pierre Amiot et Fils – 85.00
Top wine, as you would expect from a vineyard completely surrounded by Grands Crus.
Chateau La Conseillante, 1999 Pomerol – 120.00
The dark ruby-colored 1999 is a beautifully complex, evolved, seductive style of La Conseillante. The wine exhibits sweet black raspberry and cherry liqueur notes intermixed with cedar, toasty oak, licorice, new saddle leather, and dried herbs. It is mediumbodied with no hard edges, extremely pure, and almost sweet (from ripe fruit, not sugar). This is a lush, delicious La Conseillante” – Robert Parker