Wine List Confidential: Clos Maggiore

22nd September, 2017 by Niall Penlington

Clos Maggiore still has one of the largest lists in the country with some extremely impressive verticals of first growth Bordeaux, Super Tuscans and Romanée-Conti.

Theatreland’s most romantic restaurant can still boast one of the largest lists in the UK. Its 2,500 listings from 18 countries include some extremely impressive verticals of first growth Bordeaux, Super Tuscans and Romanée-Conti. It has also been particularly strong in its Californian selection for some time.

Some might find it quite intimidating when this hefty, 100-page tome is placed on the table. It could even be deemed ‘anti-social’ given the silence that can drop while the list is examined. It is nevertheless a spellbinding collection to complement delicate dishes such as native lobster, scallop and king prawn tortellini poached in langoustine bisque, and roasted Wagyu beef from Kyushu Island, Japan.



Expert wine picks

Nyetimber, 2009, Blanc de Blancs – England – Sparkling – £119

Gaía Estate, 2015, ‘Wild Ferment’ Assyrtiko, Santorini – Greece – White – £56

Josmeyer, 2012, Riesling ‘Le Dragon’, Alsace – France – White – £75

Domaine Tollot-Beaut, 2011, Savigny les Beaune, Burgundy – France – Red – £85

Château Léoville-Poyferré, 1998, 2ème Cru Classé, Bordeaux – France – Red – £225

Peller Estate, 2015, Vidal Blanc, Icewine, Niagara – Canada – Sweet – £118


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