Wine, Beers & Spirits

Whites:
Flametree – Embers Sauvignon Blanc (Margaret River, 2016)
A relative newcomer to Margaret River, Flametree have already hit several home runs. This wine is another hit, with a fresh mix of citrus and stone fruits, zingy acidity and clean finish.

Walcott Riesling by Silkwood (Pemberton, 2016)
An attractive riesling with a faint passionfruit edge to the lemon/lime core of fruit that throws out a couple of false trails before its acidity takes over to tie the flavours up into a neat parcel.

Pizzini – Pinot Grigio (Victoria, 2017)
The nose offers up an abundance of wildflowers, quince and ripe, yellow pear. The palate is crisp, tangy and taut, showing Nashi pear and quince with a drizzle of lime. There is bright acid crunch right the way through.

Howard Park – Maimup Chardonnay (Margaret River, 2017)
A wine bouncing from the glass with fresh and rare fruit notes of mixed citrus , melon, peach and apricot. These primary aromas are subtly enhanced with caramel and vanilla spice, adding complexity, excitement and anticipation. The palate exudes fleshy primary fruits, layered with nutmeal, lemon butter and brioche. A chalky, mineral texture and fresh citrus acidity continues the bounce.

Madfish – Riesling (Margaret River, 2017)
Lovely lemon in colour with, lime zest, citrus blossom and green skin pear aromas. The flavours are citrus, apples and pears with a soft stone/ mineral acidity that keeps the flavours lasting and fresh.

Ashbrook Estate – Semillon (Margaret River, 2017) (V)
Grassy, dried herb aromas, a touch of regional snowpea. The palate is fresh and crisp and near-dry, quite weighty and it has a phenolic kick.

Grosset – Alea Riesling (South Australia, 2017) (V, O)
Palish straw colour, the bouquet is herbal, nettley and crisp, the palate is just slightly off-dry with quite restrained flavour. There is a juicy quality which appeals and the acidity is balanced, keeping up the tension.

Seresin Osip – Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand, 2016) (V, O, S)
A slightly restrained passionfruit and capsicum flavours with a flinty, mineral thread. The wine is bone-dry. Good food wine with a little more texture and weight than many examples of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Moss Wood – Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Margaret River, 2016)
The nose displays lashings of leafy, grassy Sauvignon Blanc, mixed with more generous notes of fig and honey from the Semillon.  Underneath all this primary grape aroma is a distinct apricot note, which we note above and put down to just a touch of Noble Rot in the fruit, as well as some complexity from Semillon’s lanolin character.

Flametree – Embers Chardonnay (Margaret River, 2017)
Soft and textured, this Margaret River Chardonnay is made for early drinking pleasure. Citrus, stone fruits and dried pears dominate the nose and palate. Matured in barrel for 9 months, this Chardonnay is layered and full flavoured.

Rosé:
Excuse My French Rosé (France, 2017)
A classic french rosé; pale and dry with flavours of red summer berries, a soft & textural mouthfeel, and a crisp elegant finish.

Yealands Rosé (New Zealand,  2017)
A juicy, rich palate with warming flavours of strawberry shortcake, which is given focus and length by well-balanced acidity.

Kerfuffle – Scarlett Rosé (Margaret River, 2016)
A juicy Rose with hints of watermelon, pomegranate and passionfruit zest.  With a gentle touch of sweetness I’m perfectly matched to spicy foods and bound to cause a Kerfuffle.

Red:
Madfish – Pinot Noir (Margaret River, 2017)
The colour of red gemstones and an attractive bouquet of cherries, plums, and exotic, sweet spices. Red berry fruits, a silky mouthfeel, gentle acidity and elegant tannins give vibrancy of flavour and a lovely long finish.

Tomfoolery – Young Blood Grenache (South Australia, 2017)
Tomfoolery Young Blood Grenache exhibits aroma’s of strawberry, mulberry and cherry fruit with notes of leaf and herb. The flavour is smooth with silky tannins finishing smooth and delicious.

Howard Park – Leston Shiraz (Margaret River, 2015)
The expression of Shiraz from the temperate Margaret River region combines the ripeness and opulence of warmer climates with the spice and elegance typical of cooler ones. The aromas of red fruits imply warmth and richness as oak chimes in with its inviting mocha and cocoa notes. Hints of ginger, anise and pepper add elegance and spice. Round and opulent, the palate’s boundless soft red berry fruits and plush mouthfeel is refreshed by chewy, vibrant tannins. The 2015 Howard Park Shiraz’s share opulence and ripeness of fruit with a fine and supple tannin balance.

Chapel Hill – The Parson Cabernet Sauvignon (South Australia, 2016) (V)
Deep red/purple colour and bright, cassis-laden bouquet which is classically cabernet and fresh, clean, vibrant. The wine is likewise in the mouth; fresh and cabernet-like with bold flavour and concentrated cassis and blackberry fruit. A most disarming fruit-driven cabernet, of impressive fruit depth and charm. Very stylish.

Sparkling:
McPherson Brut (Victoria, N/V)
The refreshing bouquet offers delicate scents of light fruits, fresh berries and cream complemented by yeasty notes. This gorgeous white blend is elegant on the palate filled with juicy fruit flavours. These aromas and flavours combine with a lingering bead to provide a long and persistent finale.

Chandon Brut (Victoria, N/V)
A bright and fresh fruit bouquet of citrus blossom, subtle pear and white nectarine combines with savoury characters of roasted nuts and delicate spices. The entry is soft with generous primary fruit characters followed by a creamy mid-palate offering nougat and nectarines extending to a lingering and crisp brut finish.

Villa Sandi – Prosecco (Italy, N/V)
Pale lemon with light mousse; aromas of apple, pear and a touch floral; dry and light in body with flavours of peach, lemon & lime, fresh apples and melon.

Howard Park – Jeté (Margaret River, N/V)
Pale lemon in colour with petillant notes of citrus zest, white flowers and meringue. The fine creamy mousse of the palate captures fresh flavours of citrus, red berries and baked apple which is enriched with lemon curd and toasted brioche. A wine rich and full of flavour balanced by a fine, guiding acidity.

Laurent Perrier – La Cuvée (France, N/V)
Pale gold in colour. Fine bubbles feed a persistent mousse. A delicate nose with hints of fresh citrus and white flowers. The wine’s complexity is expressed in successive notes like vine peach and white fruits notes. A perfect balance between freshness and delicacy with fruity flavours very present on the finish.

Beer & Cider:
Corona – Mexico (355ml, 4.6%)
Peroni Nastro – Italy (330ml, 5.1%)
Cascade – Premium Light – Tasmania (375ml, 2.8%)
Stella Artois – Pilsner, Belgium (330ml, 4.8%)
Little Creatures – Pale Ale, Fremantle (330ml, 5.3%)
Coopers – Mid Ale , South Australia (375ml, 3.5%)
Somersby – Apple Cider, Denmark (330ml, 4.5%)
Peroni-Lite (330ml, 3.5%)
Pure Blonde – Apple Cider (Low Carb, Low Sugar) (355ml, 4.2%)

Spirits & Mixers:
Malibu
Pimms
Campari
Bombay Saphire Gin
Absolut Vodka
Jack Daniels Bourbon
Bacardi White Rum
St Remy VSOP Brandy
Jameson Single Malt Irish Whiskey
Sierra Gold

Mixed with

Nothing (straight) Over Ice Water
Lemonade Coke Dry Ginger Ale
Soda Tonic