Wine List Confidential: Tate Modern

5th October, 2017 by Niall Penlington

A razor sharp list led by Hamish Anderson best enjoyed from a front window table facing St Paul’s across the water.

Flutes of English sparkling wine from Coates and Seely, or Billecart-Salmon Réserve Champagne will make for a very serviceable apéro.

The menu is largely British; the kitchen has a light touch and each dish comes with a suggested wine pairing.

Chicken liver parfait with 10-year-old sercial Madeira would be a good place to start. Rump of Swaledale lamb with ‘Cadette’ Fitou 2012 from Domaine Les Milles Vignes would also make a hell of a lot of sense.

Great to see some high-quality Greek gear here too – Hatzidakis Assyrtiko from Santorini not least.

CURRENT POSITION ON WINE LIST CONFIDENTIAL: 53

CURRENT WINE LIST CONFIDENTIAL OVERALL SCORE: 91

Expert wine picks

Coates and Seely, NV, Brut Reserve, Hampshire – England – Sparkling – £59

Moment of Silence, 2015, Blank Bottle, Wellington – South Africa – White – £36

L’Exuberance Du Clos Cantenac, St-Emilion – France – Rosé – £35

Thymiopoulos, Earth & Sky, 2013, Xinomavro, Naoussa – Greece – Red – £47

Akitu, 2013, Pinot Noir ‘A2’, Central Otago – New Zealand – Red – £46

Sami Odi, NV, Shiraz, ‘Little Wine No 4’, Barossa – Australia – Red – £78

 

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