Wine List

An extensive and moderately priced list of over 100 wines, concentrating on the classic European lines of production, France in particular. Many fine wines of mature vintages for special occasions.

The Old Fire Engine House - Wine List

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PLEASE NOTE OUR WINELIST CHANGES PRETTY FREQUENTLY, SO IF YOU AR INTERESTED IN A PARTICULAR WINE (ESPECIALLY BIN ENDS) IT IS PREFERABLE TO PHONE IN ADVANCE TO ORDER THEM.

Château Boudigand 2007.
C.B. (Comte de Bosredon)

  • I have rarely been impressed by the white wines of the Appellation, but this wine is a knock out. Fine gold colour; plenty of semillon on the nose; wonderfully focussed and sprightly fruit on the palate. Balanced, delicious, and great value.
    Bottle £18.00

Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 2005
Premier Cru A.C. D.B. (Billaud-Simon)

  • Seldom does Chablis impress as effortlessly as this. From the finest of the proprietor’s Premier Cru holdings, and from a great vintage, it shows the value of giving good Chablis time to develop complexity and class. Pale yellow, with deeper gold highlights; lovely, almost unctuous fruit on the nose, with intense, honey and citrus notes; and a terrific nutty Chardonnay palate which has almost the weight of a top Côtes de Beaune, balanced throughout with a delicious, delicate acidity. Long and lovely.
    Bottle £38.00 

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 1992
D.B. (Bonneau du Martray)

  • Another stellar vintage for White Burgundy and from a grower who for many represents the pinnacle of Corton-Charlemagne. Remarkably pale still, given its age; delicate lime-blossom on the nose; and incredible intensity and purity of fruit on the palate, starting with citrus notes, leading on to honeyed Chardonnay and a nutty finish.
  • Bottle £100.00

La Rosine Syrah 2003
Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes F.B. (Michel Ogier)

  • We have listed this wine amongst the Rhônes, although technically speaking it is a Vin de Pays from just south of the Côte Rotie Appellation. Made from 100% Syrah by one of the foremost growers in Côte Rotie, it is the Grand Vin in all but name, and at a fraction of the cost. From the rich 2003 vintage this shows a fine deep semi-opaque colour still; voluptuous black-cherry fruit on the palate. Saved from jamminess by fine balancing acidity throughout the long finish. Impressive wine.
  • Bottle £26.00

Valpolicella Ripasso Torre del Falasco 2006.
Valpantena D.O.C.

  • Valpolicella used to produce mainly lightish, charming wines, and could be very uneven in quality. Twenty or more years of increasing ambition and care in vinification have resulted in spectacular improvements. This glorious example is made by the ‘ripasso’ technique which means that the barrels and lees of the celebrated amarone wines are used to give added depth and a hint of the slightly bitter chocolate amarone character. Deepest crimson, and with pronounced glycerol ‘legs’; tight-knit chewy fruit on nose and palate, meaty, and with great length and balance. Fantastic wine for the price.
  • Bottle £23.00

Château Gruard Larose 1990.
C.B. St Julien. 2ième Cru

  • This wine was recently re-assessed by the ubiquitous Robert Parker as being of First Growth quality in this vintage; indeed it out-scored some of them. My own all-too-brief acquaintance with it suggests that he is right. Amazing youth and vigour considering its age, with power, subtlety, harmony and length all in spectacular proportions. These bottles were stored at the Château itself until a couple of years ago and thus have had the minimum of disturbance in their fifteen years.
  • Bottle £130.00

Château Petrus 1997.
C.B. Pomerol. Grand Vin.

  • Retasted recently, this wine is now clearly embarking on its full maturity. Petrus, with all its advantages of almost manically selective picking, grape selection, and vinification has made a substantial and complex wine in what can be a one-dimensional vintage. Deep bright crimson; deep, imposing, almost chocolatey nose; and a huge concentration of fruit on the palate. Absolutely majestic.
  • Bottle £400.00