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A fine selection of wines and spirits at the Waterfront Whitehaven

Welcome to the Waterfront
and our wine list
We are very proud of our list and have spent what can only be
described as many joyous hours putting it together. We hope to
have an eclectic range of favourites at all price brackets offering at
least something from all major wine producing countries. If there
are other styles of wines you feel would offer added variation and
quality we would be pleased to consider them for our next edition.
Food and wine pairing is very subjective and we accept that often
people enjoy their favourite wines with whatever they are eating.
We also know however that when paired correctly the union of
food and wine can enhance your dining experience as a whole. So
for honest, un-pompous advice please ask us for a recommendation
when ordering your food and we will be pleased to help.
Occasionally when a particular wine or shipper is unavailable we
will offer a suitable alternative.
The
Waterfront
RESTAURANT AND BAR
White Wines - Medium to Sweet White wines
01 Johannes Egberts Spätlese, Riesling Mosel, Germany 8.5% abv 6/7 £4.25 £17.50
Fine avoured Rheinhessen with balanced sweetness
and lots and lots of fruit.
03 La Forcine Vouvray, (Chenin Blanc), Loire Valley, France 5 £19.95
This Vouvray is refreshing with fragrances and tastes of green apple and
pineapple. It is lively with a medium-body (unlike a Chardonnay, which
is heavier) good acidity and sweetness balancing one another.
Dry White Wines - Sauvignon Blanc
04 La Lejania Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Maule Valley, Chile, 12.5% abv 2/3 £4.25 £17.50
Bright greenish-yellow in colour with fresh and expressive varietal aromas.
Deliciously crisp with fresh and juicy citrus and grapefruit, along with
nettle and asparagus. Long nish. Enjoy this wine for aperitif, seafood
of all kind, especially oysters and shrimps, sh, salads and white meats.
05 Pouilly-Fumé "Jean Pabiot et Fils", Loire Valley, France 2 £28.50
Pale lemon colour, rened predominantly oral bouquet, wonderfully
balanced, and quite light bodied however this Loire white still shows some
intensity of avour on the palate, with a long, faintly smoky nish.
06 Mussel Bay Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand, 12.5% abv 2 £6.00 £24.50
Very refreshing with aromas of grass, sweet herbs and gooseberry, herbal
avours and some lime and lemon zest. Medium body with a lengthy nish.
07 Cloudy Bay Te Koko, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand 2 £55.00
This is the ‘top reserve wine’ from the original, world-class New Zealand
Sauvignon and Marlborough benchmark. Complex and savoury with plenty
of body and texture.Balanced, clean, pronounced gooseberry nose, long
complex nish. Enough said.
Dry White Wines - Chardonnay
08 Domaine de Cibadies Chardonnay, Vin de Pay D’Oc, France, 13% abv 2 £4.50 £18.50
With grape and citrus fruit aromas this wine has clear New World
inuence! Tastes young and fresh with almost lemonade avours,
with an apricot background, slight spritz and a mellow nish.
09 Simon Hackett Chardonnay, Southern Australia 3 £25.50
With a nose bursting with peach and vanilla pod aromas, this Chardonnay
has a rich, full palate. Partial malolactic fermentation and time on lees has
added buttery overtones and a soft, creamy texture to the wine. Everything
is balanced by refreshing acidity while the nish is long and oaky.
09a Beaujolais Blanc, Lathuiliere Gravallon, Beaujolais, France 2 £25.50
This rare Beaujolais Blanc is grown on granite and limestone soils before
undergoing wild fermentation in old French oak barriques. Made using 100%
Chardonnay grapes, the resulting wine is fresh and alive with a long, clean nish.
10 Chablis 1er Cru, Vaucoupins Albert Bichot, Burgundy, France 1 £36.50
This beautifully-balanced Premier Cru Chablis immediately asserts itself with
an expressive, mineral-dominated nose. Milk caramel notes combine with an
elegant oak aroma. On tasting, impressions of crystallised fruit, apricot, and
quince stand out, paving the way for an ample yet classically austere nish.
*sweet/dry scale : 1 = bone dry 9 = very sweet Sweet/Dry 175ml Gl 75cl Btl
White Wines - Chardonnay cont.
11 Puligny-Montrachet, Albert Bichot, Burgundy, France 2 £54.00
Many consider Burgundy to be the nest viticultural denomination of white
wine production in the world. This young Puligny-Montrachet is intense and
aromatic, heavy layered with apple, hazelnut, lees, golden fruits and a fresh,
honey-like tinge of oak. Rich, open, gentle, very relaxed and almost creamy in
style, although later there is a more evident peppery grip.
Other Interesting Varietals
12 Mitchell’s Watervale (Riesling), Clare Valley, Australia 3 £25.50
Intense aromatic Riesling fruit avours are the hallmarks of this wine.
It has a ne dry palate with a crisp acidity and a long lingering fruit nish.
The fresh fruit avours transform into the rich toasty characters for which
aged Riesling from this area is renowned, and this wine is consistently one
the Clare Valley's best.
13 Ca Solare (Pinot Grigio) IGT, Veneto, Italy, 12% abv 2 £4.50 £18.50
A delicious, dry white made from Italy’s local grape variety. Displays of
refreshing pear and melon fruit aromas with a dry, lingering nish.
14 Lake Chalice (Pinot Gris), Marlborough, New Zealand 1 £25.50
Bright, very pale straw on release. Classic pear with alluring almond and
gingerbread characters. A round soft palate, enhanced by having a small
portion of the blend aged for three months in oak barrels. This adds a touch
of spice and biscuit to the full, rich nish. Lake Chalice Wines is a proud
sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving
New Zealand's raptors.
15 Alpha Domus ‘Wingwalker’ (Viognier), Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2 £25.50
Imbued with good denition and vigour on the nose with apricot, white peach
and minerals. The palate is well-balanced and dened with good acidity. Racy,
medium body, with a reserved almond and peach nish.
16 Vega (Viura) Blanco, Rioja, Spain 2 £17.50
Produced from 100% Viura grapes in one of Rioja’s more modern wineries,
pear and green apple aromas are followed up on the palate with full fruit
avours. Not quite as well known as its red counterpart, this dry but fruity
white wine is great with light tapas style dishes, vegetables and white meats.
17 Veiga de Princesa (Albarino), Rias Baixas, Spain, 13% abv 2/3 £6.00 £24.50
Hand harvested from low-yielding vines, this own-rooted Albarino from
Rias Baixas is a queen among Spanish wines; attractive savoury and stone
fruit notes combine with wonderful weight and acidity to deliver a
superbly crafted wine.
19 (Picpoul de Pinet) Coteaux du Languedoc, France 2 £19.50
This little white from the south of France is dry, clean and fresh with yellow
peach and lemony citrus in the nose and mouth. Un-oaked to keep the wine fresh,
this is a great white for serving with seafood, or as a crisp, refreshing aperitif.
*sweet/dry scale : 1 = bone dry 9 = very sweet Sweet/Dry 175ml Gl 75cl Btl
Rose/Champagne/Sparkling Wines
Rose Wines
20 Trackerjack White Zinfandel Blush, California, USA, 10.5% abv 5 £4.25 £17.50
Juicy yet elegant, medium in style. Bright salmon pink colour and fresh
nose of raspberry and strawberry.
21 Rioja Vega Garnacha Rosado, Rioja, Spain, 14% abv 3 £4.50 £18.50
Delicate and refreshing with a raspberry-hued colour that bursts with the vibrant
notes of fresh strawberries Great as an aperitif or with smoked salmon or prawns.
Champagnes - White
(Other Champagne’s may be available, please ask for more information)
23 Pol Roger, Brut N.V. 2 £62.50
Winston Churchill's favourite house produces a classically styled Champagne
of considerable class. Floral and soft in extreme youth, the Pinot Noir soon reveals
itself in a rm yet creamy structure, with plenty of zesty fruit and true depth.
25 Louis Roederer Cristal 2006 2 £250.00
This iconic Champagne is one the world’s favourite elite Champagne’s.
An intense delicate wine that reveals a precise, pure combination of sugared owers,
cocoas, nely toasted hazelnuts and candied citrus. Complex, smooth and lingering.
Champagnes - Rosé
26 Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose N.V. 2 £100.00
A classic pink Champagne, with plenty of stylish strawberry fruit. Full
of vivacity and easy-drinking charm.
Sparkling Wines - White
125ml flute
27 Lucas Botter Prosecco N.V. Veneto, Italy, 11% abv 2 £4.95 £19.95
An attractive biscuity nose, leading onto a bright fruity palate with hints of
pears and melon. An excellent aperitif.
29 Cremant de Bourgogne, Albert Bichot N.V. Burgundy, France 2 £29.95
54% Chardonnay, 27% Pinot noir, 19% Pinot Meunier. Fine, even bubbles,
beautiful gold colour with golden highlights. The nose boasts notes of citrus (lime, pink grapefruit) and
white blossoms which pave the way to a fresh and lively palate. Ideal for a festive aperitif or matched
with the textures and avours of seafood,
and poultry in a cream sauce.
Sparkling Wines - Rosé
125ml flute
22 Lucas Botter, Raboso DOC N.V. Veneto, Italy, 11% abv 4 £4.95 £19.95
(Pink ‘’Sparkling’’ Prosecco!) Light, soft sparkler from Italy. Vibrant strawberry
and cherry aromas are backed by hints of sherbet and candied fruit. True party wine.
*sweet/dry scale : 1 = bone dry 9 = very sweet Sweet/Dry 175ml Gl 75cl Btl
Red Wines - Light to Medium Bodied
30 Kate Radburnd, Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand £27.50
This Martinborough Pinot Noir is plush, smooth and textured; all about the
mouth-feel. Elegant and rich.
31 Caleo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, Italy, 13% abv £4.25 £17.50
A rich, soft red wine made from the Montepulciano grape in the mountainous
Abruzzo region of Central Italy.
32 Tamar Ridge Kayena Estate Pinot Noir, Tazmania, Australia £32.50
A wine of undisputed quality! Bright and fresh with spicy cigar box notes. Extra ripe
dark fruits and splashes of spicy oak dominate this award winning wine.
34 Vega Crianza Rioja, Spain, 13.5% abv £5.50 £22.50
This is everything you would expect from a quality Crianza; notes of
black cherry, liquorice and cinnamon on the nose lead into a long,
balanced Rioja with good tannin, toasted oak and a silky, complex palate.
34a Morgon Vielle Vigne Lathuilière-Gravallon Beaujolais £26.50
This old vine Morgon – with a stunning average vine age of 90-years-old – is a famously
dark and seductive expression of the Gamay grape. Aromas of violets and cherries give
way to a soft mouthful and wonderful length – this is a serious Cru Beaujolais.
Red Wines - Medium Bodied
35 La Lejania Merlot Reserve, Maule Valley, Chile, 13% abv £4.25 £17.50
An approachable and soft wine with plum and black cherry on the nose.
Medium bodied with a lingering nish.
36 Marques de Murrieta Reserva, Rioja, Spain £32.00
This wine from Rioja, is made from 95% Tempranillo grape offering a cherry,
raspberry and vanilla nish, with a herbal prole and slightly smokey tannins all
of which underpin a complexity of structure.
38 Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, California, USA £25.50
Deep red colour with mouth-lling avours of black cherry and plum, rich yet
approachable tannins provide a long smooth nish. Classically made and very elegant.
39 Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel, California, USA £25.50
This classic Californian Zinfandel has tantalising aromas of blackberry, black cherry
and vanilla. With sugar-coated tannins, and rich, mouth-lling dark fruit avours,
this luscious wine has the trademark long, deep nish of all well-made Zinfandels.
40 Sunnycliff Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 13.5% abv £4.25 £17.50
The wine is a deep purple colour. The nose is reminiscent of blackberry and liquorice
with a cracked pepper spice overtone. The palate is rich and rounded with soft tannins
providing a long fruit driven-nish.
41a Chateau La Roque Pic St Loup, Languedoc, France (Biodynamic) £25.00
Deep garnet robe, generous bouquet with aromas of red berries and ripe fruits.
Large and rounded on the palate, very fruity, with a lengthy and unctuous nish.
42 Chateaux Musar, Lebanon (Recommended) £37.00
This wine made from a Bordeaux blend is an exceptional example of winemaking
in tough conditions. This wine is complex with an intriguing nose of oriental spices
and sandalwood. A medium garnet colour with an unusual and intriguing taste.
Quite a medley of impressions. A fascinating, compelling wine.
175ml Gl 75cl Btl
Red Wines - Full Bodied
41 Gouguenheim Estate Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 13.5% abv £5.50 £22.50
Black cherry and mulberry avours stand out on the palate, with liquorice and
spice adding a touch of sophistication. Perfect with hearty red meat dishes.
42a Oltre Passo Primitivo, Salento, Italy, 13% abv £4.75 £19.50
Deep ruby red with rich blackberry and cherry notes, this wine has a lush
softness and a balance that makes it ideal with steak and all game dishes.
43 Bon Courage Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Robertson, £5.25 £21.50
South Africa, 13.5% abv
Soft round tannins, with subtle ripe fruit and rich, spicy avours. A hint of smokiness
on the nose. A full bodied, but not overpowering quite smooth wine.
44 Simon Hackett Anthony’s Reserve Shiraz, McLauren Vale, Australia £43.00
Black cherry soaked in molasses. Sweet chocolate fruit. Nutmeg and soft oak nish
Supremely rich and warming!
45 Château Armandiere Grand Reserve, Cahors, France £28.50
It doesn’t get much better than this; a genuine Cahors Malbec from the legendary
vintage. Aged in French oak barriques for 18 months, this unique and complex wine
combines power with nesse in a perfect marriage of dark black fruit and subtle oak.
Perfect with duck breast, roast beef, trufes or wild mushrooms.
46 Châteuneuf Du Pape Vieux Telegraphe, Rhone, France £60.00
Unquestionably one of the best Chateauneuf Du Pape produced! Filled with wild
notes of aromatic herbs ontop of the usual sweet fruit. It has a very soft entry into
the palate before revealing its supple tannins and plentiful horse-power.
Well covered with fruit throughout with good acidic backbone.
47 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Pradelle, Rhone, France £26.50
A true Northern Rhône Syrah, the generous nose is marked by red berry fruit and
blackberries. The palate has notes of white pepper and liquorice, all nicely held
together by warming tannins.
Burgundy
49 Beaune Champimont 1er Cru 2011 £40.00
A delectable red Burgundy with delicate cherry and liquorice aromas leading to a
concentrated fruit avour on the palate. The light red in colour is deceptive!
With age, the aromas acquire hints of clove and a slightly smoky note. On the palate,
the tannins are elegant and supple; there is a harmonious balance between acidity
and texture. Flavours linger a long time on the nish.
50 Santenay 1er Cru, Clos Rousseau Bachey - Legros 2013 £41.50
Lush and smoky. A sensationally luxurious and modern Pinot Noir punching way
above the appellation norm. The concentration of avour arrives from using low
yielding old vines ‘’Vielles Vignes’’. Power matched with elegance and balance.
51 Pommard Domaine La Croixx Blanche 2001 £55.00
This wine is made from 35-year-old Pinot Noir vines grown in clay-limestone soils.
Hand-harvesting is followed by a vinication process in which the grapes are cold
macerated for about four to ve days, crushed twice a day and fermented for
16 to 18 days. The wine is then matured for 16 to 18 months in oak barrels,
of which 30 to 40% are new. All bottling is done at the Estate. The nose has depth
and is deep and serious in the mouth, with muscular tannins and great length.
175ml Gl 75cl Btl
Red Wines - Bordeaux
52 Château Jean Voisin St Emilion Grand Cru, 2010 £35.00
If there is one Bordeaux appellation where terroir truly matters, it is here. A family
run wine business in its 4th generation, they show a commitment and passion for
wine making, using traditional and modern wine techniques. This elegant wine offers
intense aromas of blackberry and plums with a long nish.
53 Château Moulinet Lasserre, Pomerol, 2007 £50.00
Comes from 35 year-old vines in the perfect gravel and clay soil, with iron and clay
subsoil, unltered and aged 18 months in oak. Boasts a dark ruby hue with aromas
of mocha, espresso, black jam and dark chocolate. On the palate, lush with round
tannins including blackberries, plums, dark cherries, and sweet, smoky oak with
violets resulting in a long and delicious nish.
54 Château Mongravey, Margaux, 2012 £48.00
Black, with aromas of blackberry, mineral and tar. Full-bodied, with rm tannins
that are silky and rened.
55 Château Belle-Vue, Haut Medoc, 2010 £47.00
A beautiful ruby colour with a typical Medoc style of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
This wine displays elegant tannins with a hint of oak ageing.
55a Château Lynch-Moussac, Pauillac, 2006 £75.00
A classic Pauillac, using the traditional bend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and
Cabernet Franc. Sweet vanilla, tobacco leaf, black currant, licorice, and camphor are
all present in this full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic wine, which is still under the
radar and fairly priced.
60 Château La Lagune, Haut-Médoc, 1998 £145.00
Youthful colour now browning at the edges. The astringency and wood are now
almost completely gone. Subtle nose with very pleasant dark fruit and cedar.
The wine is archetypal Left bank Bordeaux. The palate is Like walk through the
forest, dark berries, cedar, autumn leaves. Good clean acidity holding the structure
together. Medium bodied & gentle in the mouth. Long complex nish
175ml Gl 75cl Btl
Dessert Wines
56 Muscat Beaumes de Venise, Rhone, France £3.25
This intensely rich dessert wine is deep gold in colour and has a wonderfully
aromatic nose of white owers, Demerara sugar and raisined apricots. Guaranteed
to bring a touch of luxury to any dessert.
57 Quady Elysium Black Muscat, California, USA £4.00
Black Muscat is an under-appreciated Muscat variety, known in Europe as a table
grape variety, Muscat Hamburg, is one of the very few black skinned Muscats.
The rose and lychee-like aroma led to the name ‘Elysium’, Greek for heaven.
Drinking this, you can almost feel you have fallen into a rose garden and been
transported to heaven. It is wonderful with blue cheeses, with desserts containing
red fruits (such as Summer Pudding), with vanilla, with dark chocolate and with
ice cream desserts.
58 Torres Late Harvest Riesling, Central Valley, Chile £4.00
Over a period of weeks, botrytis, or Noble rot, sun-dried the Riesling grapes
acquiring a beautiful old-gold colour with an elegant pronounced aroma.
Dense & intriguing on the palate with myriad of avours reminiscent of
honey, owers & spices.
75ml Gl 75cl Btl