1 Eagle Street Brisbane
(07) 3233 2555
Wine list Ian Trinkle
Wines on list 880 (31 by the glass)
Wine prices $$$ ($380-$13 by the glass)
With Sam Miller’s Noma-esque food served only in degustation menus,the wine list presents some challenges. Sommelier James Audas has an impeccable background (Noma, both of Tetsuya’s restaurants, Est.). The focus of the 450-bottle international list is on sustainable and minimalist viticulture, and expressions of site. Slanted towards matching the delicate finesse of Miller’s food, it’s much stronger in whites and light to medium-bodied reds than full-bodied reds. There are plenty of established producers of note, but the list is a paean to the cutting edge. Australians such as Shobbrook, Domaine Simha, Jamsheed, Brash Higgins, Ravensworth and Ochota Barrels are in the ascendancy. Germany and Austria are well represented especially by riesling and gruner veltliner. France (especially the Loire), Italy and Spain offer a mouth-watering range of other whites. Burgundy is well represented; the Jura collection is as impressive as any in the country. A similar selection of Australian and European reds promote a diverse listing of new-wave and cutting-edge varieties.