Wines and Whiskies
Cosses Country House understands the importance of a good cellar to compliment the wonderful menu choices on offer. Choose from the excellent selection of Fine Wines from around the world; French, Spanish, German and Italian wines as well as wines from the ‘New World’; Australia and New Zealand.
And what better way to round off a wonderful evening than with a dram of genuine Scottish Malt Whisky before an open fire. Cosses offers residents a fine selection of Malt Whiskies with recommendations and information on each.
1. Sauvignon Blanc, 2011, Con Class, Rueda, Spain 16.00
Tropical fruits, passion fruit with powerful and varietal aromas. Fresh, smooth and elegant with great length.
2. Sauvignon Blanc, 2012, The Realm, Marlborough, New Zealand 17.00
Vibrant NZ Sauvignon, with ripe grapefruit flavours and a lip-smacking gooseberry finish.
3. Sancerre “Les Baronnes” 2011, Henri Bourgeois, Loire Valley, France 22.50
Lush, gooseberry fruit with a smoky, flinty edge-all the hallmarks of a truly great Sancerre, from one of the regions most respected estates.
4. Picpoul de Pinet 2012, Dom. Du Lauriers, Coteaux du Languedoc, France 16.50
Delicious and light tropical flavours with a subtle undertone of peach and a ripe zesty finish..
5. Gavi, La Battistina, 2012, Araldica, Piemonte, Italy 17.00
A delicious Northern Italian white, which combines peachy ripeness with a vibrant, dry minerality.
**2012 VINTAGE SILVER AWARD DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2013**
6. Pinot Grigio 2012, La Tunella, DOC Friuli, Italy 17.50
A fruity and fragrant nose redolent of warm bread, acacia blossom and tropical fruit. The palate echoes nose and is elegant and full bodied with delicate hints of yeast. Excellent as an aperitif or with white meats or fish.
7. Riesling 2007, Confin, Curico Valley, Chile 16.00
Straw yellow in colour, this Riesling is full flavoured wine with citrus mineral and floral notes. The palate is fresh and complex with fruity overtones. Excellent as an aperitif or with seafood, poultry, Thai or spicy dishes.
8. Macon-Chardonnay 2010 Les Beluses, Cave du Lugny, Burgundy, France 18.50
Single vineyard wine produced from 30 year old vines grown on chalky soils close to the town of Chardonnay. A fresh nose of stone fruit and toast lead to a palate packed with citrus and minerality, expressing the true terroir of Chardonnay
9. Chardonnay, Domaine Astruc, 2012, Languedoc, France 16.00
Rich, mellow, good acidity and good length finishing on pineapple notes. Enjoy its tropical fruit, delicate Minerality and buttery aromas.
10. Chablis 1er Cru 2010, ‘Beauroy’, Alain Geoffroy, Burgundy, France 25.50
Brilliant wine, mineral and frank in taste. The wine has an important richness and enough of complexity. Due to its acidity, it has very good aptitudes for ageing. Its suppleness and freshness go along with a powerful bouquet of citrus fruits.
11. Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Anakena Estate, Chile 17.00
Full and ripe in style with deeply concentrated vibrant blackcurrant flavours.
12. Merlot, Domaine Astruc, 2012, Languedoc, France 16.00
Aromas of plum, blackcurrant and cherry. The palate is rounded with fine tannins giving good structure, A percentage of the wine is aged in wood giving oaky notes and a long finish.
13. Malbec, Las Moras, 2010, “Black Label Reserva”, San Juan, Argentina 19.50
The Finca Las Moras winery follows a philosophy of “wines in harmony with the earth”. A full-bodied, Reserva-style Malbec with flavours of ripe blackberry and plum with a hint of mocha. Oak barrel maturation adds a spicy complexity.
**2010 VINTAGE – COMMENDED AWARD IWC 2013**
14. Trinity Hill “Gimblett Gravels” Syrah, 2010, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 23.50
Blackberry, black pepper, savoury and spice elements are prominent with powerful but ripe and round tannins give the wine great structure
15. Sancerre Rouge Les Baronnes 2009, Henri Bourgeois, Loire, France 24.00
Discrete nose of raspberries, blueberries, and chalk. Medium to light-bodied with instant fruit flavours (raspberries). Thin textured but smooth tannins offset the acidity and make this wine delicious and refreshing.
16. Fleurie le Reposir,2011, Pierre Ferraud, Beaujolais, France 20.00
Full of subtlety this wine is smooth, full and well-rounded. Full of character it can be drunk on its own for the sheer pleasure of it, as well as with light rustic meals.
17. Pinot Noir, Anakena Enco Reserve, 2012, Central Valley, Chile 16.00
This Pinot Noir has intense strawberry aromas with a hint of black pepper, fresh and balanced, with a long finish.
18. Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011, Cariano, Cecilia Beretta, Pasqua, Italy 16.90
From the vineyards of Monte Cariano comes this excellent example with intense, penetration aromas of currants, blackberries and hints of toasted almonds and vanilla. Full, ripe and round on the palate, with a long finish.
19. Rioja Reserva 2007, Belezos, Bodegas Zugober, Rioja Alavesa, Spain 21.00
This Reserva offers a succulent iteration of this classic Rioja style. While respecting traditional structure, the wine is bursting with ripe, dark fruit balanced by complex savoury notes of leather and tobacco. A light top note of vanilla spice gives lift..
20. Chateau Parenchere Bordeaux Supérieur 2010, Bordeaux, France 18.00
With its equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Red is half-way between a Médoc and a Saint-Emilion. The Merlot gives it its supple, fruity fleshiness while the Cabernet-Sauvignon provides structure and additional tannic density.
**2010 VINTAGE – BRONZE AWARD DECANTER 2013**
**2010 VINTAGE – COMMENDED AWARD IWC 2013**
21. Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006, Dom. de la Janasse, Rhône Valley, France 38.00
A monumental wine whose heady fragrance of bramble, cherries, pepper and spices are just a wonderful prelude to the lush textures and deep flavours of the palate, making this perfect partner to red meats and game.
22. Chateau de Beaucastel 1988, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France 65.00
Vintage Chateauneuf from one of the best producers there is. Smooth, complex and deep with a ripe cherry and red fruit bouquet.
23. Chateau Haut-Brion 1983, Pessac – Leognan, Bordeaux, France 150.00
Harmonious and classic Bordeaux from a great vintage – spicy, cranberry notes with the ubiquitous cedar and pencil shavings finish. Awe-inspiring.
24. Pirineos Merlot/Cabernet Rosado, 2010, Somontano, Spain 14.50
Voted the best Rose in Spain for the last two years! Dry, fruity and very delicious
Champagne & Sparkling
25. Delamotte Brut, Champagne, France 35.50
Established in the prestigious village of Le Mesnil. Champagne Delamotte is Chardonnays most refined in style and pedigree. One of the oldest Champagne house, 250 years old this year.
26. Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut Sparkling, Stellenbosch, South Africa 19.50
Delicious floral aromas with a lovely yeastiness, the Chardonnay adds a touch of citrus freshness. Flavours of buttered toast and fresh bread with touches of roast almonds. The mousse is creamy ad elegant with delicate bubbles..
27. Cremant de Bourgogne, 2010, Louis Bouillot, France (Rose) 23.50
100% Pinot Noir Fruit. The mousse is very refined and the colour a pretty salmon pink. The nose and palate is delicately scented, reminiscent of fresh raspberries and wild blackberry.
27. Late Harvest Riesling 2007, Château des Charmes, Canada 23.95
Floral, fragrant, with gentle honeyed sweetness, this elegant, beautifully crafted Canadian Riesling is perfect for lighter desserts.
28. Fonseca Bin 27, Vintage Character 100ml Glass 4.00
From the legendary house of Fonseca, this vintage character port shows rich fruit with plenty of backbone.
29. Fonseca Tawny 10 Year Old 100ml Glass 5.00
Fine old Tawny with rich, raisiny fruit and a nutty
The Malt Collection
Aberlour – 12 year old 3.95
Ben Rinnes – A very good post-prandial dram. Full bodied and smooth
Ardbeg – 10 year old 4.75
Islay – Full bodied, peaty and rich
Arran Founders Reserve 4.40
Lochranza – New malt with beautiful smooth taste
Balvenie – 10 year old 3.50
Dufftown – Medium-dry, smooth, oaky and malty
Benrinnes – 12 year old – Medium-length finish, mild smoke and lively spices 4.20
Benromach – 12 year old 3.50
Speyside – Single malt rich and mellow
Bladnoch –Distillers Choice 4.90
Wigtown – Introduced in 2011, Distiller’s Choice is a no-age-statement vatting of selected Bladnoch casks
Bladnoch – 12 Year Old / Sheep Label / Sherry Matured 5.20
Wigtown – Delicate and fruity with lemony aroma and taste Aged in a sherry cask, from one of the first batches produced
Bowmore – 12 year old 3.90
Islay – Dry with an edge of richness, perfumed and quite pungent
Bruichladdich – 12 year old 3.50
Islay – Full and flavoursome, smoky and dry
Bunnahabhain – 12 year old 3.50
Islay – Good after-dinner dram, smooth and soft and quite light
Cask Islay – Dewar Rattray Islay blended malt 3.00
Although officially a blended malt, the majority of this whisky is from one distillery – uncoloured and unchillfiltered
Cragganmore – 12 year old 3.25
Ballindaloch – Quite full bodied, round with a hint of spice, smoky and creamy
Dalmore – 12 year old 3.50
Alness – Full, medium-sweet, quite round and spicy after-dinner dram.
Dalwhinnie – 15 year old 3.50
Inverness-shire – Fresh but very smooth with a honey-like richness
Edradour – 10 year old 3.60
Ptilochry Lingering pleasant fruity finish with hints of smoke
Fettercairn Fior– 3.80
Kincardineshire – dark chocolate, coffee beans and peat smoke, with nutmeg, mint, citrus fruits and truffle
Glenfarclas – 10 year old 3.80
Ballindalloch – Sweet, malty full, rich and round
Glenfarclas 105 – Cask Strength 4.50
Ballindalloch – Spirity, malty, unique character and superb taste
Glenfiddich Special Reserve 3.80
Dufftown – Light sweet, well-balanced and gentle
Glengoyne – 10 year old 3.20
Dumgoyne – Very mature and smooth malt
Glengoyne – 21 year old 9.00
Dumgoyne – delicious rich fruity and oaky notes – the darker colour and long finish are testament to years in sherrywood
Glengoyne –Scottish Oak – 15 year old 5.80
This ‘Dearly Departed’ spirit is a rare. Dumgoyne – Mature and smooth mal with a hint of oakiness
The Glenlivet – 12 year old 3.20
Minmore – Quite dry, touch of richness and quite full-bodied
The Glenlivet – 18 year old 5.80
Minmore – Smooth, honey-rich maturity and depth medium-sweet with surprisingly dry finish
Glenmorangie – 3.90
Tain – Light and slightly smokey
Glenmorangie – finished in sherry wood 4.00
Tain – A full-bodied malt
Glen Moray – 12 year old 3.20
Elgin – Good clean mellow all-round dram, light and dry
Glen Ord – 12 year old 6.00
Rosshire – Fresh and medium-dry, full and round with a touch of pepperiness
Glen Turret – 10 year old 3.60
Crieff – a deliciously rich, fruity character.
Highland Park – 12 year old 3.90
Orkney – Well-balanced, almost dry, full of character
Isle of Jura – 10 year old 3.20
Jura – Resembles a highland malt, smooth light-bodied
Lagavulin – 16 year old 4.50
Islay – Full-bodied and peaty – it has a notable smoothness
Laphroig – 10 year old 4.00
Islay – Very distinctive, slightly sweeter and not as full-bodied as Lagavulin
The Macallan – Cask Strength – 57.2% vol 5.00
Craigellachie – Quite full-bodied with a chewy nuttiness. Smooth and medium-sweet
Oban – 14 year old 3.60
Argyll – Smooth, lightly sweet and creamy with a delicate peatiness
Poit Dhubh – 8 year old 3.20
Isle of Skye – A gaellic whisky, smooth and dry
Stronachie – 10 year old
Speyside distilled at Benrinnes Distillary. Spiced fruit flavours, with hints of cinnamon, cloves and honey 3.20
Stonachie – 18 year old
A great whiskey with a firm well rounded palate and overall great length 4.50
Talisker – 10 year old 3.75
Isle of Skye – Peaty, dry spicy and quite creamy
The Peat Monster 4.20
A top-quality vatting of the peated Speysider Ardmore with some choice Islay malt, Peat Monster is never less than excellent. Pitch-perfect balance and delicious chewy complexity.
Tomatin – 10 year old 3.20
Inverness-shire – Light, sweet, malty and peaty
Whisky – Bank Note (local blend from the Whisky Experience) –A premium 5yo Scotch whisky offering the perfect blend from Speyside and Highland malts blended expertly with the purest grain whisky from our local Grants in Girvan- slowly matured in oak casks to produce a mellow taste with sweet richness and good depth of flavour) 2.95
Famous Grouse – Tullimore Dew 2.95
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15y/o – Crown Royal (Canadian) 3.35
Ballantines – 17 year old 4.20
Gin – Gordons – Gordons Sloe Gin 2.85
Brockmans – Hendricks – Tanqueary Export Strength – Blackwoods Vintage 2.95
Vodka – Smirnoff – 2.85
Martini – Cinzano – Sherry 2.00
Beer – Lager – Local – (Ayrshire Brewing Co.) 3.20
Beer – Lager 2.90
Soda, Tonic etc 0.65
Coke, Orange etc 0.95
Cognac – Tia Maria – Courvoisier – Grand Marnier – Drambuie – Glayva – Cointreau – Baileys 3.00