Wine List

Wine List

It is the practice of many restaurants to select House Wines as the most inexpensive wine available. At The Chinese Delight,We appreciate that the marriage of food and Wine is primarily the result of the quality of the basic ingredients.
We are, therefore, happy to introduce to you a range of Wines especially selected to complement the myriad of foods and flavours offered on our extensive menu.

In addition to this, We are pleased to offer you our house Champagne, Champagne Michel Arnould, a rich, floral and elegant champagne made from two thirds Pinot Noir and one third Chardonnay. Exquisitely balanced and delicious with good length, it is from a family estate where all the land comprises Grand Cru sites.

 Classic Selection available by the Glass

Abv Bottle 175ml Glass
Sauvignon Blanc, Sol des Andes, Chile

A classic Chilean Sauvignon Blanc – dry, crisp, with some tropical flavours.
13% £16.00 £3.80
Colombard, VdP des Cotes de Gascogne,Producteurs Plaimont, France

A gorgeouslyfresh andjuicy Gascon white, with an almost Sauvignon-like intensity.
11.5% £16.00 £3.80

Pinot Grigio, Italy

Delicately‘floral and light in body. with crispfruit and a very subtle touch ofhoney on thefinish.
12.5% £18.00 £4.20

Lyrebird Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia

A fresh, lively Chardonnay with juicy, ripe fruit and flavours of lemon and peach with a positive finish.
13% £18.00 £4.20
Foxcover White Zinfandel, California
Gorgeously soft and juicy, bursting with peach and strawberry fruit.
10% £18.00 £4.20
Tolvo Cabernet Sauvignon, ChileFull flavoured and smooth tannins with a lovely finish. 13% £16.00 £3.80

Lyrebird Shiraz, South Eastern Australia

Full of ripe plummy fruit flavours with a delicious hint of freshly ground black pepper. Rich and spicy.

14% £18.00 £4.20

Tolvo Merlot, Valle Central, Chile

This has lovely plummy Merlot fruit with a ripeness that is so typical of Chile. Easy and very drinkable.

13% £18.00 £4.20

Bordeaux

Bottle
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95
Chateau Malbat, Bordeaux 2011
Fall of juicy, red fruits this claret is soft and appealing with a lovely elegant balance that makes it very moreish!
£19.95
‘Z’, Bordeaux, Luc Thienpont 2011
A really lovely wine with rich curranty, plummy fruit and a nice bit of tannin to back it up. From their vineyard a joining the Margaux appellation.
£24.95
Chateau La Tour de By, Médoe 2004
A favourite estate which always makes a very correct wine with supple blackcurrant fruit and well—balanced oak. There is a tower in the vineyards which gives wonderful views across the Gironde.
£39.95
Chateau Teyssier, grand cru Saint—Emilion 2009
This is a soft, silky style ofSaint-Emilion, made by Englishman Jonathan Maltus. It has good plummy fruit, plenty of weight mid- palate and an easy-going, positive finish. It is a wine that can be drunk young.
£49.95
Lacoste—Borie, Pauillac 2009
Classic, elegant Pauillac with lovely black and red fruit flavours, persistant and long, with ripe tannins and great balance. This is the second wine of Grand Puy Lacoste.
£39.95
Chateau Cantemerle, 5me cru Haut-Médoc 2009
Always popular, Cantemerle is situated in the southern Médoc and makes elegant, Margaux—style wines. The 2009 is soft and elegant. with fine concentration, black and blue berry flavours, spice and dried herbs.
£70.00
Chateau d’Angludet, Margaux 2007
This is the Sichelfamily’s own property with the wine made by Ben, the youngest of the brothers. It is a delightful Margaux, with pretty cassis, violet fruit and good balance, plus soft tannins and good length.
£85.00
Chateau Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2009
Big and grippy with really good concentration of black fruits and ripe tannins. The fruit is soft and juicy.
£95.00
Chateau Léoville Barton, Zme cru Saint-Julien 2006
This has lovely powerful fruit with excellent concentration and ripe red and blackfruits. As usual it is a very classy and very typical claret.
£39.95
Macon-Vergisson, Les Rochers, Nadine et Maurice Guerrin 2011From one parcel of vines on top of the spectacular Vergisson escarpment comes this delightfully mineral, ‘bready’, Chablis—style Macon. £23.95
Chablis ‘La Seriene la ChabiisienneClean, steely with good minerality. £25.95
Pouilly—Fuissé, Cuvée vieilles vignes, N et M Guerrin 2011Grapes from low yielding, 45 year-old vines make a beautifully intense yet elegant Pouilly-Fuisse’, the top wine from grower Maurice Guerrin. He ferments it in barrel, working the lees to give roundness and a yeasty. dry finish. £32.95
Chorey-iés-Beaune vieilles vignes. Maison Roche de Beilene 2010Full of nice, chunky black fruits as well as red. Rich and spicy with very subtle oak notes as Nicolas used large 600 litre casks so as to moderate the oak’s influence on the wine. £34.95
Chablis 1er cru ‘Fourehaume’, Domaine de Chenevieres
Full flavoured with crisp acidity and a stoney. dry finish.
£34.95

Puligny—Montrachet, Bachelet—Monnot 2010

Lovely classic oak notes on the nose lead to a supple, fruity palate and on to an elegant, rich finish. Grapes from different plots are blended toproduce a wine with optimum freshness, richness and length.

£54.95

Gevrey-Chambertin, Chanson 2010

Full and aristocratic with raspberryfruit and a certain smokiness, this example ofone ofBurgundy’s mostfamous red wines comes from the Beaune—based house ofChanson Pere et Fils, now owned by Champagne Bollinger.

£55.95

Beaune 1er eru Bressandes, Henri Germain et Fils 2007

Very ripe, supple and long with red and blackfruits and hints ofspice, this is a typicalBeaune 1er cruflomone ofthe best vineyards. Made in deep, cool cellars in Meursault which preserve those crystalline
fruit flavours.

£75.00

Nuits—Saint-Georges 1er eru Clos des Porrets St Georges, Henri Gouges 2008

Wonderful blackfruit character with hints of cassis and plums. The palate is full of dark fruits too, but is surprisingly silky. It has good structure and the finish is long and ripe.

£95.00

Vosne—Romanée 1er cru Aux Brulées, Domaine d’Eugènie 2006

Brulées is a brilliant vineyard just next door to Richebourg and not far behind in terms of sheer power and breeding. The estate is now under the same ownership as Chateau Latour but continues to make great wines.

£125.00

Beaujolais

Bottle
Beaujolais VillagesA definite step up from standard Beaujolais, with greater intensity and structure but still maintaining the attractive fruit. £19.95
Moulin a Vent, Domaine du ParadisThis is a full and vigorous style of Beaujolais with bright fruit aromas and flavours with notes of cigar box. £22.95
Fleurie, Domaine de la Viroylette, J Charlet 2010Attractive, wild strawberryfruit is abundant in this wine making it a particularlyjuicy and good value example. Fleurie is the mostfamous ofthe ten superior, ’cru’ villages ofBeaujolais. £24.95
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95
Trois Mouline, Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux 2012A fresh and crisp Sauvignon with typically aromatic, asparagus aromas and lively fruit on the palate. Easy drinking, attractive and great value. £19.95

 

Rhone

Bottle
Chéiteau du Grand Moulas, Cotes du Rhone, M Ryekwaert 2012Made near Orange at Mornas, this wine is ripe and flavoursome with depth offruit and herby flavours. It is firesh, easy and very enjoyable now. The irrepressible Marc Ryckwaert has been making wine here for many years. £19.95
Gigondas L’O1ivia, Gonnet Rhone Selection 2011Made mostlyfrom 80 year old Grenache, this wine has gorgeous spiced damsonfruit on the nose and a wonderfullyfull mouth-feel, redolent offreshly crushed blackberries, with velvety smooth tannins. £39.00
Chfiteauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau de la GardineBig and complex with plenty of inky fruit and a chewy finish. £50.00
Condrieu, Les Ravines, Rémi & Robert Niero 2009Very good all round with excellent balance between fruit and freshness, great depth of flavour and long in the finish. Not the biggest wine but with a lovely mineral quality and hint of smokiness: great finesse too. £65.00

Loire

Bottle
Rosé d’Anjou, ia Roulerie 2012Crystal clear with a salmon pink hue and a beautiful intensity. The bouquet is reminiscent of red berries (raspberries and strawberries). The palate is expressive, rich and aromatic with a hint of liquorice and toflee. The clear: fresh and tasty finish is balanced by a fine acidity. £18.95
Museadet Sevre—et~Maine, Sur Lie, Domaine Fief de la Brie 2012The best wine from this estate, bigger and fuller-flavoured than your run-of-the-mill Muscadet. Perfect with fish. £19.95
Quincy, Domaine de Trotereau 2012A deliciously crisp, herb and citrus scented stunner from a village close by to Sancerre. £25.00
Saneerre ‘Les Collines B1anches’ Domaine BrochardCrisp gooseberryfruit and light refreshing acidity. £29.95
Pouiily-Fumé, Chateau de Tracy 2011Classic Pouilly~Fumé with elegant mineral style and grassy asparagus flavours. Subtle and aromatic with lovely concentration. £39.95

 

Southern France

Bottle
La Petite Vigne Chardonnay, IGP d’Oc 2012Full ofbright, lively pear and apple fruit on the nose with delicious citrus character on the palate. Succulent and fresh on the finish. £16.95
Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine des Lauriers, Coteaux du Languedoc 2012Picpoul de Pinet is a very localised white grape growing just inland of the Mediterranean shore south of Montpellier. £19.95
L‘Opéra du Chateau Villerambert-Julien, Minervois 2010A first rate Minervois with stylish fruit and delicious redcurrant flavours. Long and complete. £22.95
Madiran AC, Domaine Mouréou, Patrick Ducournau 2010Very concentrated red that could easily be mistakenfor top class claret. This would partner rich meat dishes superbly. £25.95
Madiran AC, Domaine Mouréou, Patrick Ducournau 2010Very concentrated red that could easily be mistakenfor top class claret. This would partner rich meat dishes superbly. £25.95
 Chfiteau du Gaioupet, eru classé Rosé, Cétes de Provence 2012The nose is floral with hints oflychees, the palate more pronounced with great flavours of cherries and raspberries. The finish is elegant and fruity. £27.95

 

Alsace

Bottle
Gewurztraminer, Bruno Sorg 2011
Powerful, fabulously rich Gewiirztraminer from vineyards in the grand cru Eichberg, boasting excellent weight and character Has lots offiruit, but also elegance and wonderful complexity. Late harvested, with good acidity.
£29.95

Spain 

Bottle
Rioja Vega Crianza, Rioja 2010The winery at Rioja Vega was overhauled in 2001 and their wines have surged forward. From Tempranillo with a little Mazaelo and Garnacha, this smooth, soft, richly-fraited red has spice and vanilla from 12 months in American oak. £19.95
CVNE Blanco Barrel Fermented, Rioja 2011Fruit and oak are well balanced in thisfresh, dry white. £22.95
La Petite Agnes, Priorat, Agnes de Cervera 2012An attractive nose of coffee and toffee, lovely bright fruit on the palate with some structure and a long smooth finish. £26.95
Torres Gran Coronas, Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon, Penedés 2008A rich aroma of black fruits from the Cabernet with hints of liquorice. The palate is full and complex with a silky feel and hints of vanilla from its ageing in barrel. The finish is long and well structured. £29.95
Pesquera Crianza, Ribera del Duero, Alejandro Fernandez 2009From the vineyards ofAlejandro Fernandez near to Vega Sicilia, this is a wine with almost cult status. Afiter 18 months in oak it shows an intense nose with a richly textured palate and excellent layered structure. £39.95

Portugal

Bottle
Mateus Rosé, SograpeWith a smart new presentation and sharpened blend, the medium-sweet rosé is slightly sparkling and probably one of Portugal’s most famous exports. £18.95
Terra do Lobos Ferniio Pires/Sauvignon Blane, Casal Branco 2012It has a lovely spicy hint of Muscat or Gewzirztraminer on the nose followed by ripe apricot fruit on the palate. Well made and delicious. £19.95
Altano Organic Douro Red, Symington 2010Big and concentrated with a delightful violet scented nose and plenty of fresh, brambly fruit, spice and ripe tannins. Front the Vilarica Valley near the Spanish border. £29.95

 

Italy

Bottle
Kebrilla Griilo, Fina, Sicilia IGP 2012All blossom and orange peel then a long, dryfinish make this a fascinating wine which shows the Grillo grape’s full potential. £22.95
Ampelo Primitive/Merlot, Tarantino IGP 2012Veryjuicy wine with the softness o/’Mer‘lot combining beazttifiilly with the blackfruit of the native Primitivo grape to produce an eminently drinkable wine. £25.95
Sirch Pinot Grigio, IGT Colli Orientaii del Friuli 2011With its intense tropicalfrziit, this world—class Pinot Grigio has a richer, Alsace style than your typical Italian oflering. Hails from a small family estate near the Slovenian border. £28.95
Valpolicella DOC Classico Superiore Ripasso, Morogne, Zeni 2010Concentrated flavour of black cherries and berries with a mellow smoothness. £29.95
Barolo DOCG, Manfredi 2008Full ofcharacter this is afine Barolo with all the complex flavours you expect – violets, chocolate, and cherry fruit. £45.00
Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Riecine 2009Irish winemaker, Sean 0’Callaghan has fashioned here a complex, structured wine with vivid, slightly gamey redfruit. It is mature now but could age well for a few more years yet. £55.00
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Vigne Alte, Zeni 2009Amarone is a powerful, concentrated dry red that is properly made from grapes that have been dried in airy barns. The Zeni family makes a superb example with mature, complex flavours. £60.00

 

Germany

Bottle
Moselland Riesling Spfitiese 2011The Riesling is the classic grape of Germany and this wine from late-harvested grapes is very typical of its racy, elegant style, with the sweetness balanced by juicy freshness. £19.95

 

Lebanon

Bottle
Massaya Classic, Bekaa Valley 2010Apartfrom the odd conflict, the Bekaa Valley is perfect for viticulture! Spice, blackberry. red fruits and ripe tannins. £24.95

 

 

Australia

Bottle
Mitchell Growers Semillon, Clare Valley 2009Delicious citrus character with lovely crisp balancing acidity in this wine show Australian winemaking at its finest. £29.95
McHenry Hohnen Shiraz, Margaret River 2011Rich currant aromas with a lush palate and a touch ofspice. £32.95

 

New Zealand 

Bottle
Mud House Sauvignon Blane, Marlborough 2012Elegant Sauvignon: dry and crisp with a lovely passion fruit and guava character, backed up by gooseberry and herb flavours, mouth-watering acidity and a long, rich finish. £22.95
 C J Pask Gimblett Road Merlot, Hawkes Bay 2009A deliciously soft and fruity red wine with lovely concentrated pluininy fruit and an elegant structure. Chris Pask and Kate Radburnd are leading the way in demonstrating the excellence ofthis part of Hawke’s Bay. £26.95
 Churton Sauvignon Blane, Marlborough 2011A delicious full-flavoured Sauvignon, none of your usual unsubtle gooseberry flavours here, but a wine full of ripe passion fruit and mango with a subtle mineral finish. This wine is extremely well-balanced with a lingering finish. £32.95
 Churton Pinot Noir, Marlborough 2010Full flavoured Pinot that exhibits masses of black cherry and raspberry fruit with a spicy character that epitomises great Marlborough Pinot. This wine is complex on the palate with soft, fine tannins and a very persistent finish. £45.00

South Africa

Bottle
Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blane, Elgin 2012Grassy and gooseberry nose. Sherbert and lovely sweet middle palate. Nothing heavy or overpowering in this delicious wine from one of the coolest areas in South Africa. £24.95
 Kaapzicht Pinotage, Stellenbosch 2010Usingfully ripe grapesfrom low-yielding vines, Danie Steytler of Kaapzicht makes gorgeously soft, rich Pinotage that is packed with mulberryfruit and cedar wood nuances. It’s a world apart from your average Pinotage! £29.95
 Journey’s End Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2007A big, soft-hearted, enjoyable wine, plenty of ripe Shiraz fruit with loads of character on the palate and a full flavoured finish. £32.95
 Meerlust Rubicon, Stellenbosch 2008 (Cabernet/Merlot)A Merlot and Cabernet blend, Rubicon is one ofthe Cape ’s leading claret-style wines. Complex, ripe, plummy flavours owe in part to cool afternoon breezes, a result of Meerlust being the closest Stellenbosch estate to the sea. £45.00

 

 

Chile

Bottle
Novas Chardonnay Gran Reserva, Valle Casablanca-2011From the cool Casablanca Valley, the quality of fruit sourced by Alvaro Espinoza is outstanding, with a mineral streak supporting ripe, tropical flavours. The purity shines through, producing a beautiful balance in this organic wine. £23.95
Cousifio Macul Antiguas Reservas, Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo 2009Elegant, full-bodied and plush with veryfine cassisfruit and lovely supple tannins. £26.95

 

Argentina

Bottle
Alto Pampas del Sur Viognier, Mendoza 2012With very ripe, apricot-like Viognier fruit this is full, flavoursome and wrapped in Argentinean sunshine! It is more full—bodied than many. £19.95
Paseual Toso Malbee Reserve, Mendoza 2010Soft, easy fruit, round and juicy with blackberry, raspberry and black plum flavours. Attractive spicy and vanilla flavours,from the French and American oak usedfor maturation. £29.95

 

USA

Bottle
Night Harvest VVhite Zinfandel, R H Phillips, CaliforniaThis is full of strawberry and cranberry fruit flavours with a lovely zesty freshness. Just off dry, it is delicious with spicyfoods. Dunnigan Hills are in California’s Yolo County and the climate here is like the Mediterranean. £22.95
LA Cetto Petite Sirah, Baja California 2009Great density and concentration here, this is fairly soft and low—acid, with bags of blueberry fruit and velvety tannins. £22.95
Wente ‘Morning Fog‘ Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay, California 2011From this long established family firm comes a wine with enticing aromas of tropical and citrus fruits that draw you in. The palate is full with more tropical fruit and hints of toffee and vanilla. The finish is long and refreshing. £26.95

 

 

 

Spirits

Amaretto 29% £2.50 Peach Schnapps 23% £2.50
Bombay Sapphire 40% £2.70 Malibu 35% £2.50
Gordon’s Gin 37.5% £2.50 Southern Comfort 37.5% £2.50
Bells’ Whisky 40% £2.50 Bacardi Rum 37.5% £2.50
Jameson Whiskey 40% £2.50 Lamb’s Navy Rum 40% £2.50
Jack Daniels 40% £2.70 Martell VS 40% £2.70
Smirnoff Vodka 37.5% £2.50 Remy Martin VSOP 40% £3.00

N.B. Please ask for assistance if your choice of liqueur or spirit is not listed. All spirits and fortified wines are served in a measure of 25ml or 50ml.

Vermouth & Aperitifs

Martini Rosso or Dry 14.9% £2.50 Midori 20% £2.50
Cinzano 15% £2.50 Campari 25% £2.50
Dubonnet 18% £2.50 Pernod 40% £2.50
Pimm’s No 1 25% £2.50 Taboo 14.9% £2.50

Draught Lager & Bitter

Carling 4.1% £1.60 per half pint £3.20 per pint
San Miguel 5% £1.75 per half pint £3.50 per pint
Thwaites Bitter 3.4% £1.55 per half pint £3.10 per pint

Shots
Sourz (Apple/Cherry) £2.50
Sambuca (Black/Raspberry/White) £2.50
Tequila £2.50
Lychee Liqueur £2.50
Mei Kuei Lu £3.50
Wuliangye £3.50

Bottled Beer & Cider
Strongbow Cider 5.3% £2.50
Magners Cider 4.5% £4.00
Beck’s 5% £3.00
Budweiser 5% £3.00
Guinness 4.3% £3.00
Beck’s Alcohol Free 0% £2.50
Chinese Beer 5% £3.00
Tiger Beer 5% £3.00
Stella Artois 5.2% £3.00
Blue WKD 5% £3.00
Smirnoff Ice 4.5% £3.00
Coca Cola £1.60
Lemonade £1.60
Cranberry Juice £1.50
Grapefruit Juice £1.50
Orange Juice £1.50
Pineapple Juice £1.50
Tomato Juice £1.50
J20 (Orange & Passionfruit, £2.10
Apple & Mango, Apple and Raspberry)
Appletiser £2.10
Britvic Orange 55 £2.10
Fanta Orange £2.10
Red Bull £2.10
Mineral Water small £1.80
Mineral Water large £4.00
Bitter Lemon £1.50
Canada Dry £1.50
Soda Water £1.00