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The 2011 Vintage Port Campaign is in full swing and every commentator is rating this as a really top vintage. A combination of excellent vintage conditions, with more precise winemaking and more meticulous selection than (possibly) ever before.
James Suckling on Niepoort 2011
“Great nose here of crushed raspberries and minerals with hints of dark chocolate. Full body, medium-sweet with a chewy, peppery and lightly stemmy character. Its long and tannic but very polished. One of the best ever young vintage ports from here. 1500 cases produced of this foot trodden wine.”
97/100 (places it in Suckling’s Top Four of the Vintage)
Jancis Robinson on Niepoort 2011
“Very intense blackish purple. Fantastic breadth and richness. Putty, opulent and so rich! Much sweeter and juicier than the Bioma. Very lifted and dry on the end but only after the most amazing fresh fruit. Racy and sinewy. Racehorse. Fab. Palate scrub on the end.”
Both Hannah and I would just like to say thank you for everything on Saturday, everyone loved the food and keeps mentioning it to us, that staff were brilliant as was the service provided.
Brett and Hannah Rhodes
We have 2 excellent offers from Pierre Naigeon of Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy. Their Fixin “les Herbues” AC Vielles Vignes and Bourgogne Vielles Vignes AC is on offer as part of a soiled case consignment we bought in specially to save you money.
These 2004 vintage wines are part of a damaged box consignment we bought in specially to save you money. The wine is in perfect condition but the boxes and some labels may be suffering some light damage akin to being stored in a damp cellar. This cosmetic damage is reflected in the price which is a bargain for this Burgundy.
Pierre Naigeon Bourgogne AC Vielles Vignes shows rich, ripe, expressive blackberry fruit with upfront fruit mingled with complex and earthy tones. Great depth and concentrated fruit tones.
Pierre Naigeon Fixin Les Herbues AC Vielles Vignes is aged 12 months in oak barrels to create a deep, ruby red wine with a nose showing complex raspberry and blackcurrants with a slight floral edge. The palate is balanced and extremely elegant.
The Pommery Champagne bus will be on hand to keep the guests cool at Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2013. This is a state-of-the-art tour bus with inbuilt coolers and all mod cons … the perfect way to watch the world go by.
Come and see the Barrels & Bottles team on 10-12th May and enjoy a chilled glass of wine or Champagne.
Further details on the event can be found at http://www.chatsworth.org/whats-on/events/international-horse-trials-2013
Due to the large number of weddings we are catering for at Stancliffe Hall we are unable to man the shop on a Saturday. Until early September the open hours will be:
Monday – Friday : 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday : Close
Sunday : Closed
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Thursday 16th May will see regulars at Coghlans Thursday weekly bistro night enjoying a stunning treat with a sponsorship from Pommery to launch the Seasons range of single Cru Champagnes.
The flight of 4 glasses of Pommery’s unique styles will be served alongside the 3 course weekly market menu at a unique price of £35 per person. Guests have been enjoying Coghlans bistro nights since early April and this week’s menu was jubilantly received by specially invited Brides and Grooms who are using Coghlans to cater for their weddings.
After Canapés a Scallop and Salmon Ravioli was served with a sauce vierge followed by a duo of Derbyshire Beef, Slow braised Shin and seared Fillet beef with a red wine jus lie.
The menu was completed with a delightfully elegant Vanilla and Raspberry Posset with some of Coghlans Chocolates rounding off the prefect night.
The bistro night runs every Thursday from 18th April and bookings can be telephoned through on 01246 453131. The market menu changes weekly and features a choice of items on each course. Wines can be purchased from the extensive range in the adjacent Barrels and Bottles wine store and served in Riedel glasses at the retail shop price.
What better way to spend your Thursday evening than with Coghlans Master Chefs cooking for you with the finest freshest ingredients.
Coghlans Bistro Night takes place every Thursday with table bookings from 7pm and is typically priced at £29.95 per person.
Enjoy a full week of great wines with a free Saturday night with our stunning week of wine 7 for 6 deal for just £43.00
Monday : a light Pinot Grigio from Veneto not too much alcohol for the start of the week.
Tuesday : enjoy an Exotic and Exciting delicious red wine from Morocco rounded and full with a long warming finish.
Wednesday : a day for a Wild Thing. Our organic biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc from Spain which raises funds for the Born Free foundation.
Thursday : rose a light prelude to the coming weekend. Fruity and fresh this wonderful Pinot Noir rose offers fruit and length.
Friday : it’s party night and celebrate the weekend with a delicious Prosecco extra dry Friday Fizz. Lives up to its reputation and starts the weekend with a bang.
Saturday – FREE NIGHT – Not only free but it’s the best wine of the week. Yes a free bottle of 2008 Bordeaux, Chateau Malartic Lauriol Bordeaux Rouge AC valued at over £15. Enjoy!
Sunday : end the week with a a Rich and Warming Australian Shiraz. Big alcohol and a big glass wine with long lasting fruit flavours and black fruits perfect with that Sunday roast
This complete week of fine wine 7 for 6 costs only £43 with a free £15 Bordeaux for Saturday night 3 reds 2 whites 1 sparkling wine and a rose.
This offer is available for in store collection only
Tomorrow nights wine tasting will now also include wines from the Delheim estate in South Africa. Their new portfolio has just been launched and this was too good an opportunity to miss out on them.
Priced at just £15.00 per head the tasting will cover boutique wines from South America and South Africa. Starting at 7.00pm the tasting also includes a hot supper … fantastic value.
As of this morning we have just 10 places available – please call 01246 453399 to book a place.
To give you an opportunity to see Coghlans at work we are holding an open night for prospective Brides & Grooms at Coghlans on Thursday 11th April 2013. .
At this exclusive evening you will be able to sample a selection of reception drinks, canapés and a three course dinner menu that we will have chosen from our brand new selection of wedding menus.
This will give you and insight into our service and style of food for your wedding breakfast and our hospitality team will be on hand to advise to you about wine & food choices for your wedding.
However you will need to make an appointment for a later date discuss your wedding in detail as this is a very personnel to each bride and groom and Coghlans want to get every detail right for you.
The cost for the evening is £32.50 per person up to a maximum of 6 guests per couple to give you the opportunity to bring along parents or friends.
We look forward to seeing you at Coghlans for this promotional dinner but numbers are limited so please book soon.
Please call Janet on 01246 453131 to make a booking
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Menu as served at todays Lunch Club - 6th June 2013
Treat your dad to a bottle of wine on Fathers Day ... far better than a pair of socks (hint, hint)