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Ksara
Ksara is the oldest winery of the Bekaa Valley, founded by the Jesuits in 1857.



Musar
Chateau Musar is a family-owned producer of fine blended wines from Bekaa Valley grapes.



Massaya
Massaya wines, the result of a prestigious Franco-Lebanese collaboration, are
named after the time of day when twilight sets on the
vineyard and the sky turns purple as the sun sets behind Mount-Lebanon.



Kefraya
Chateau Kefraya is an innovative winery, making classic and award-winning wines in the heart of Lebanon, in the Bekaa valley.



Heritage
Heritage has created a new class of Lebanese wine. Created from a unique variety of the best grapes of the Bekaa Valley, it is considered by connoisseurs as a "Grand Vin."


LEBANESE FINE WINES

WHITE WINE
Château Ksara Blanc de Blancs
An aromatic blend of Sauvignon blanc (50%), Chardonnay (25%) and Chenin (25%). Three months in oak adds to the fruit driven style, vanilla hints and roundness. Ksara is the oldest winery of the Bekaa Valley, founded by the Jesuits in 1857.
  1/2 Bottle: £ 14.00
Bottle: £ 26.00
Wardy Sauvignon Blanc
Vigorous and vivacious, pineapple and nectarine aromas and flavours.
  £ 27.00
Clos Blanc
An extremely pleasant wine that will delightthe most rigorous tasters; its splendid freshness will makes it suitable for most starters.
  £ 25.00
Kefraya La Dame
A lovely straw yellow colour and a sweet almond aroma, with a hint of pear and apple. A delight on the palate with a lasting aftertaste.
  Glass 125 ml: £ 4.50
Glass 175 ml: £ 5.50
1/2 Bottle: £ 14.00
Bottle: £ 25.00

 

ROSÉ WINE

Ksara Gris de Gris
Blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Carignan to produce a fresh wine with a hint of spice.
  Bottle: £ 26.00
Kefraya La Rosee
Colour very deep, dark pink with hints of violet. The nose is full of red fruits. The red fruits aromas follow through to the palate: strawberries, cherries, red current with a touch of cassis and rose.
  Glass 125 ml: £ 4.50
Glass 175 ml: £ 5.50
1/2 Bottle: £ 14.00
Bottle: £ 25.00
Wardy Rose du Primtemps
Blend of Cinsaut, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Fruity with attractive berry flavours.

  £ 28.00
RED WINE
Reserve du Couvent Rouge 2009
This dark ruby wine exhibits the fruit of Cabernet Sauvignon with the spice of Syrah and Carignan. Six month in oak.
  1/2 Bottle: £ 14.00
Bottle: £ 26.00
Château Ksara Rouge 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, matured separately in oak for 18 months, after blending, bottled to mature for 4-5 years.
  £ 35.00
Kefraya Les Breteches '08-'09
Round fruity and fairly vigorous, dark ruby colour with aromas of mature wild and dark cherries.
  Glass 125 ml: £ 4.50
Glass 175 ml: £ 5.50
1/2 Bottle: £ 14.00
Bottle: £ 25.00
Chateau Kefraya 2007
Dark in colour, concentrated thoroughbred, and complex bouquet with spices, menthol, black fruits and tobacco.
  £ 33.00
Comte de M 2006
A complex aroma of black fruit jam, tobacco, cedar and a spicy mineral note. Full-bodied, creamy with well melted tannins
  £ 72.00
Massaya Red 2008
Masses of juice, Gamay fruit, velvety texture, succuluent finish.
  £ 28.00
Massaya Silver Selection 2006
Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet and Syrah. Smooth and full bodied with a hint of oak.
  £ 43.00
Massaya Gold Selection Reserve 2008
Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvedre, rich, opulent and mouth filling, a very serious wine.
  £ 58.00
Wardy Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Opulent, rich, dark and fruity.
  £ 27.00
Wardy Syrah 2007
Spicy and fruity, full bodied, finishing with fine wood tannins.
  £ 27.00
Wardy Merlot 2007
Aromas of ripe plum and black cherry.
  £ 27.00
Wardy Les Territoirs 2009
Blend from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marselan and Caladoc. Very good structure, smooth tannins with hint of fresh black cherries.
  £ 25.00
Château Musar Rouge 2000 / 2001
This is a Bordeaux/Cabernet style, very supple and well-balanced rich berry fruits, mulberries, blackberries and red currants.
  1/2 Bottle: £ 25.00
Bottle: £ 47.00
Château Musar Hocha Père et Fils 2004
Full of richness, concentration and complexity. Deep burgundy with smoky leathery tobacco nose with currants, dates, mulberry and Christmas spice. The palate develops with rich black cherry and black currant fruits. Very intense with smooth fine tannin and marvellous length.
  £ 28.00


FRENCH WINE
FRENCH WHITE WINE

Alwaha House Dry White
A blend of traditional classic French Mediterranean grapes Cinsault and Grenache. Good fruit comes together with soft, smooth tannins to produce an easy drinking wine with ripe fruit flavors and smooth finish.

Note: 1/2 bottle is Sauvignon Blanc with touch of lime sorbet and passion fruit flavours.

  Glass 175 ml: £ 4.25
1/2 Bottle: £ 9.00
Bottle: £ 15.00
Chablis Delux
Driest white burgundy, most northern area; fermented and matured without oak to preserve the characteristic flinty style.
  £ 32.00
Sancerre, Les Collinettes, Joseph Mellot
A seductive Sauvignon with the aroma of gooseberries and powerful fruit flavours.
  £ 28.50
J. Moreau & Fils
Crisp and dry with refreshing apple acidity.
  £ 18.00
Fortant Sauvignon Blanc VdP d'Oc
Picked at night in order to retain the freshness and acidity. Producing a lively and cirspy wine with citrus and pineapple notes.
  £ 23.00

 

CHAMPAGNE

Luis Dornier et Fils, Brut
A very stylish Champagne with a pronounced biscuity flavour and a fine elegant bouquet.
  £ 38.00
Baby Bottle Champagne Piper   £ 21.00
Taittinger, Brut Reserve
Dry and elegant with subtle biscuity flavour.
  £ 52.00
Moët & Chandon, Brut Imperial
A delightful flowery Champagne with a long, biscuity flavour balanced by a good level of acidity.

  £ 48.00

 

FRENCH RED WINE

Alwaha House Soft Red
A blend of traditional classic French Mediterranean grapes, Columbard and Ugni Blanc. Vinified in modern stainless steel vats to retain the fresh fruit flavours of the grapes. This wine shows clean, crisp and dry citrus fruit flavours and crisp acidity.

Note: 1/2 bottle is bright ruby red and oaked Merlot. Black and red cherry, spicy plums, with velvety textured palette.

  Glass 175 ml: £ 4.25
1/2 Bottle: £ 9.00
Bottle: £ 15.00
Crusan Carignon Syrah
Blend of Carignon and Syrah, good fruity concentration and warm, spicy finish.
  £ 19.00
Côtes du Rhône, Gentilhomme, Ogier
An approachable, spicy red made from a blend of southern Rhône grapes.
  £ 19.50
J. Moreau & Fils
Nice medium bodied with nice berry fruit flavours.

  £ 18.00

 

WINES FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

WHITE WINE
Kleine Zaize, Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region, South Africa
A soft and creamy white wine with a hint of tropical fruit flavours on the finish.
  £ 19.00
Tierra Unoaked Chardonnay, Maule Valley, Chile
Light yellow in colour. Fresh fruit flavours, clean mouthful and lively crispy acidity.
  £ 19.00
Pinot Grigio, Friulvini, Grave del Friuli, Italy
A crisp, fruity white wine with a delightful spicy aroma.
  £ 23.00
Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
A rich cocktail of passion fruit, tangerine and ripe peach. A hint of grassy complexity and crisp dry lingering finish.

  £ 22.00
RED WINE
Finca Flichman, Tempranillo Mendoza, Argentina
A light-bodied, easy-drinking Argentine red with fresh berry fruit flavour and a warm roasted finish.
  £ 21.00
Hardys "Riddle" Shiraz-Cabernet, Australia
A fresh, easy-drinking Australian red, with a strong fruit character and ripe, soft tannins.
  £ 18.50
Kleine Zaize, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coastal Region, South Africa
A deep coloured and richly black curranty red wine in the typical "New World" mould.
  £ 19.50
Veramonte Merlot, Maipo Valley, Chile
A rich and full-bodied red wine with juicy blackberry fruit flavours and soft ripe tannins.
  £ 21.00
Faustino, Rioja, Spain
Rioja which spent a brief time in oak casks before bottling to give it roundness and a subtle touch of oak on the palette to balance the fresh fruits flavours.

  £ 29.00
BAR LIST

ARAK
Traditional Lebanese spirit, exclusively obtained from grapes and green anise,
triple distilled, heated with vine wood embers, and matured in clay jars.

Touma House Arak

  Glass, 50 ml: £ 4.00
1/4 Bottle: £ 16.00 (14cl)
1/2 Bottle: £ 25.00
Bottle: £ 40.00

Ksara Arak

  1/4 Bottle: £ 21.00 (17.5cl)

Musar (19cl)

Kefraya (20cl)

 

£ 23.00

£ 23.00

APERTITIFS
Martini vermouth (White, Dry, Red), Campari, Sherry
  £ 4.00
HOUSE SPIRITS
House spirits (including mixer)

  £ 5.50
DELUXE SPIRITS
Wide selection available

  £ 6.50
COGNAC
Courvoisier, Alc. % Vol 40.0   £ 5.25
Remy Martin V.S.O.P., Alc. % Vol 40.0

  £ 6.00
LIQUEURS
Wide selection available

  £ 5.00
BEERS
Bottled beers

  £ 3.00
MINERAL WATERS
Kingsdown water, still (75 cl)   £ 3.00
Kingsdown water, sparkling (75 cl)   £ 3.00
JUICES & SOFT DRINKS
Fresh juices   £ 3.00
Tomato juice   £ 3.00
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade, Gingerale

  £ 2.25
COFFEES & TEAS
Coffee & Tea   £ 2.50
Lebanese Coffee   £ 3.00
Irish Coffee   £ 8.00

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