252 George St, Sydney, NSW
(02) 9240 3000
CUISINE Modern Australian
WINE LISTDavid Wood/Franck Moreau Ms
WINEs ON LIST 1,140 (45 by the glass)
WINE PRICES $$$
Any establishment where one can enjoy a glass of 1995 Château d’Yquem for less than $100 has to be a bit special, and Est. is just that. The Yquem is part of their Coravin program, which allows them to offer stunning, rare and aged wines, as well as their usual impressive by-the-glass collection. A 2010 Chave Hermitage Blanc, a 2004 Jim Barry Armagh Shiraz or a 2000 Château Canon anyone?
The extensive array of Champagnes is divided by villages, which I suspect means little to most, but the names and vintages will not. A fine selection of great names, emerging growers and brilliantly mature wines. If you can’t find something thrilling here, then you do not like Champagne. But then with this list, the same could be said for most regions. It does not follow the well-trodden path. If you want to experience what a region like Jura can offer, I doubt that anywhere in Australia would provide a better opportunity to do so.
Chardonnay and pinot noir excel, and given the way the prices in Burgundy are skyrocketing, jumping on this list might be the best value pinotphiles will see in their lifetime.