The wine list

Many restaurateurs rely on one wine merchant to write their list and supply all their wines. Not Alison. To get the wine selection for Barley Bree just so, she uses six different suppliers, despite the logistical nightmare of persuading the likes of Corney & Barrow and Inverarity Morton to deliver to rural Perthshire.

A restaurant’s wine list must have something for everyone, and Alison puts a huge amount of effort into finding interesting, well-priced wines for her house range and at the lower end of the price spectrum. She prefers not to offer bottles that are available at the supermarket, to encourage customers to experiment.

At the upper price range, Barley Bree’s wines are exceptionally good value. Alison is on a mission to persuade customers to try different wines and doesn’t think that special bottles should be out of anyone’s price range.

Her list also includes wines that are not big sellers. She loves them, and thinks they should be there, so they sneak in. Riesling, a highly unfashionable German white, is a good example. She even has a chardonnay – the white burgundy ruined by over-enthusiastic oaking and Bridget Jones. Unlike the overpowering Australian versions that given chardonnay its bad reputation, hers is from Bulgaria, a rising star in the Chardonnay world.

Despite being married to a Frenchman, Alison’s list spans the wine-producing world. It includes a southern French rosé from a vineyard where she used to work, and an arneis (it’s an Italian grape variety) from a winerie the couple visited in New Zealand. She loves nothing more than telling customers about the wines on the list, answering questions and helping with the final selection.

Whilst her background is in wine, Alison wants all the drinks on offer at Barley Bree to be of exemplary quality. Elgin-based Gordon and MacPhail supply the malts and other spirits,  while Perth’s independent brewery, Inveralmond, is responsible for the draught beers.

Our wines are available to purchase to take away.
Please ask for Prices.

Occasionally, we may have to substitute a different vintage to that shown on the wine list due to availability of stock from our suppliers.

All wines are sold in 75cl bottles, unless stated otherwise.

Wines by the glass are sold in 175mls measures, unless stated otherwise.

It is probably fortunate for our bank manager that we are quite limited with space here at Barley Bree, otherwise the wine list would run to many more pages. I hope you will find something to suit both occasion and taste. Enjoy browsing.

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

No celebration would be complete without some bubbles and if you find champagne too dry then try prosecco, which is softer and kinder to the pocket.

  • Champagne by the glass12.50France
  • Prosecco, Di Valdobbiadene, Rizzardi19.95Italy
  • Cuvée Royale Brut, NV Joseph Perrier25.00France
    ½ bottle
  • Louis Roederer, Brut NV26.00France
    ½ bottle
  • Jansz Premium, NV Cuvée29.50Tasmania
  • Louis Roederer, Brut NV53.00France
  • Taittinger, NV53.00France
  • Laurent Perrier, Brut Rosé, NV74.00France

Aperitifs and Wine by the glass

White wines

  • Colombard/Ugni Blanc, La Brouette, 20124.95South Africa
  • Chardonnay, Deer Point, 20124.95Bulgaria
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Turi, 20124.95Chile

We can also offer a 250ml carafe to share for two or to indulge for one. Please ask member of staff for the wine of the moment

Rosé wines

  • Garnacha Rosado, Borsao, 20124.25Spain

Red wines

  • Merlot, Santa Helena, 20124.95Chile
  • Shiraz, Veldt Range, 20114.95South Africa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Saissac, 20115.75France
  • Malbec Septima, 20116.50Argentina

We also have a 250ml carafe to share for two or to indulge for one – please ask a member of staff for the wine of the moment

Sherry

  • Dry Sack Fino, Williams & Humbert4.25Spain
  • A Winter’s Tale Amontillado, Williams & Humbert4.95Spain
  • Tio Pepe, Fino4.25Spain
  • Manzanilla, Barbadillo, Famous wine of Sanlucar, one of the best aperitifs in the world5.50Spain

Other aperitifs and cocktails

  • Gordon’s and Tonic4.50
  • Bombay Sapphire and Tonic4.65
  • Tanqueray and Tonic4.85
  • The Botanist Islay gin and Tonic5.25
  • Famous Grouse Whisky2.70
  • Smirnoff Vodka2.60
  • Stolichnaya Vodka3.10
  • Kir5.25
  • Bellini (Prosecco & Peach Juice)8.50
  • French Martini (Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple Juice)8.50
  • Cosmopolitan (Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, Lime Juice)8.50
  • Manhattan (Bourbon, Sweet Vermouth, Angostura Bitters)8.50

White Whites

France

  • Sancerre, 1/2 bottle
    Domaine Henri Bourgeois, 2012
    Crisp & dry with lime & mineral notes 19.00
  • Colombard/Ugni Blanc,
    La Brouette, 2012
    Fresh intense nose with crisp citrus finish 21.00
  • Picpoul de Pinet,
    Duc de Morny, 2012,
    Zesty white from an ancient Languedoc varietal23.00
  • Muscadet sur Lie,
    Domaine du Manoir, 2012
    Excellent example of this classic wine, perfect aperitif or with fish and seafood, fresh, dry and delicious
  • 21.50Bottle
  • 12.00half
  • Petit Bourgeois, Sauvignon Blanc, 2012
    Grown just outside the Sancerre boundaries, this is excellent value, aromatic with typical Sauvignon verve and flavour
    26.00
  • Jurançon Sec,
    Chant des Vignes, 2012 Ramonteau,
    Rounded & structured, with delicate citrus and exotic flavours, hints of honey
    34.00
  • Bourgogne Blanc,
    Les Sétilles, Olivier Leflaive, 2011
    Grapes from Puligny & Meursault vineyards giving citrus & apple notes. Tip top!
    35.75
  • Montagny,
    1er Cru Bonneveaux, 2011, Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy
    1er Cru in all respects. Lovely minerality & concentrated fruit
    38.00
  • Chablis,
    William Fevre, 2011
    Text book Chablis with mineral & lemon zest flavours
    39.00
  • Saint-Aubin,
    1er Cru Dents de Chien, 2011, Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy
    Complex minerality, nicely balanced
    46.00
  • Saint Peray,
    Vieilles Vignes, Tardieu-Laurent, 2011
    Rhône Blend of Roussanne & Marsanne,
    refined freshness
    40.00
  • Pouilly Fumé, de Ladoucette, 2009 Lovely dry but rich style, perfect with fish dishes and poultry
    48.00
  • Meursault, Clos du Cromin, 2011, Olivier Leflaive, Burgundy
    Rich rounded style with tropical fruit and a lemon/oak finish
    54.00

Italy

  • Chardonnay,
    Campo Fiorito, 2011
    Ripe, fresh, with creamy notes
    23.75
  • Pinot Grigio,
    Rizzardi, 2012
    Exceptional example, lemon & almond notes
    27.95
  • Gavi di Gavi La Meirana, 2012
    Greengage, honeysuckle & lime. Complex with a fresh finish
    35.00

Germany

  • Riesling,
    Kabinett, JJ Prum, Mosel, 2011
    Smoky & stony intertwined with lime fruit, elegant crips and
    zesty with great length
    35.00

Bulgaria

  • Chardonnay, Deer Point, 2012
    Unoaked style, easy drinking, melon & pear flavour
    20.00

Spain

  • Albariño, Orballo, 2011
    Floral, perfumed Galician white, perfect with seafood
    25.00

Austria

  • Grüner Veltliner,
    Sepp Möser, 2012
    Fresh & fruity, yet crisp from Austria’s signature grape variety
    23.00

USA

  • Viognier, Smoking Loon, 2011
    Ripe, luscious, peachy fruit, perfect with spicy dishes
    26.00

South Africa

    • Chenin Blanc,
      Veldt Range 2012/13, Robertson
      Dry, fruity, lovely aperitif and with food
      16.95
    • Gewürztraminer,
      Delheim Estate, 2011
      Lovely intensely aromatic nose, off- dry finish
      28.00
    • Sauvignon Blanc,
      Iona, 2012, Elgin
      Seriously good
      32.00

Australia

      • Viognier,
        Y Series, Yalumba, 2012, South Australia
        Silky texture with apricot fruit
        27.75

New Zealand

      • Sauvignon Blanc,
        Kuki, 2012, Marlborough
        Delicious crisp dry and fruity
        27.00
      • Riesling,
        Siefried Estate, 2012, Nelson
        Amazing typical petrolly nose, dry, elegant
        28.00

Chile

      • Sauvignon Blanc,
        Tonada, 2012, Central Valley
        Crisp, fresh, dry18.50
      • Chardonnay Reserva,
        Viña Mar, 2011, Casablanca Valley
        Intense aromas, creamy tropical fruit flavour26.00

Rose Wines

      • Garnacha Rosado, Borsao, 2012, Campo de Borja, Spain
        Dry, fresh, full of crunchy red fruit
      • 18.00
      • Carte Noire Rosé, Les Maîtres Vignerons, 2012 Provence, France
        Typical pale coloured Provencal rosé, close your eyes and dream of St Tropez…
      • 27.00

Red Wines

France

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine Saissac, 2011, Pays d’Oc
    A fine juicy Cabernet, ripe & sweetly fruited
    24.00
  • Cotes du Rhône, Domaine de la Janasse, 2011
    28.00
    Ripe concentrated black fruit aromas and flavour, quite spicy on the palate, good with rich meaty dishes
  • 15.00Half
  • Chateau Maurel, Cabardès, 2011
    Interesting blend of 4 grape varieties, plump red & black fruit
    25.00
  • Crozes Hermitage, Petite Ruche,
    Chapoutier, 2011, Rhone
    Spicy pepper & blueberry fruit
    37.00
  • Coudelet de Beaucastel, Domaine Perrin, 2010, Rhone
  • Beaune de Chateau, 1er Cru, Bouchard, Père et Fils, 2009, Burgundy
    A fine example of good quality burgundy from Bouchard
    47.00
  • Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac, 2005
    A really super Cabernet/Merlot dominated blend with a bit of Cabernet Franc, entering the perfect drinking window now.
    85.00

Italy

  • Sangiovese, Il Carretto, Puglia, 2012
    Lovely spicy character with plum & berry fruit
    21.00
  • Neprica, Tomaresca, Puglia, 2011
    Fruit-packed red, equal quantities of Negroamaro, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon, bramble fruit & coffee notes
    25.50
  • Teroldego Rotaliano,
    Riserva, 2009, Trentino
    Excellent with traditional meaty dishes
    29.00
  • Munus,
    Rizzardi, Bardolino, 2009
    Smooth elegant wine form the Rizzardi family, winemakers for 600 years, single vineyard, ripasso style
    36.95

Spain

  • Rioja, Vega Crianza, 2009
    Half
    14.00
  • Tempranillo, Mas Oliveras, 2012
    Rich, soft, summer berries
    23.00
  • Navajas, Rioja Crianza, 2009
    Made in a very traditional style, with spicy, toasty aromas, and dry but juicy on the palate. Good with game and cheese
    25.50
  • Castillo Perelada,
    3 Fincas Crianza, 2009, Emporda
    Expert blend of varieties, making a full flavoured, complex wine, dark fruits, velvety tannins
    27.75
  • Marques de Riscal, Rioja Reserva, 2008
    Classic wine from long established producers
    37.00

Portugal

  • Quinta Chocapalha, 2008

USA

  • Zinfandel, Cline, 2010
    Fleshy, full-on Californian Zin
    28.00

South Africa

  • Shiraz, Veldt Range, 2011
    Dry but with soft fruit flavour
    19.95
  • Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Buitenverwachting,
    Constantia, 2009/2010
    Complex aromas of cassis, plum & cigar box
    24.00
  • Vondeling Baldrick Siraz, 2012,

New Zealand

  • Pinot Noir, Matua, 2012, Marlborough
    Deceptively soft and fruity – mind out for the 13.5% abv!
    28.00
  • Pinot Noir, Martinborough, 2011, Murdoch James
    Soft & savoury, displaying true pinot character, very approachable, good with game, duck, exclusive to us – not available anywhere else in the UK.
    40.00

Chile

  • Merlot, Sta Helena, 2012
    Soft, plummy fruit
    18.95
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva,
    Perez Cruz, 2011
    “one of the best Chilean Cabernets” The Times
    26.00

Argentina

  • Malbec, Septima, 2010/2011, Mendoza
    Easy drinking, sweet fruited, dangerously drinkable
    25.75
  • Malbec Corvina, Passo Doble, Masi Tupungato, 2011
    A blend of Malbec & Corvina that has been dried ‘amarone’ style. Smooth with cherry & mocha tones
    28.00

Dessert Wines and Ports

      • Muscat Blanc, Avondale, 2007 South Africa
      • 5.50Glass
      • 25.00Bottle(375ml)
      • Tokaji, Late Harvest Furmint, 2009 Hungary
      • 6.00Glass
      • 31.00Bottle(550ml)
      • The Raconteur Late Harvest Shiraz, 2008 Australia
      • 31.00Bottle(375ml)
      • Vin de Constance, Klein Constantia Estate, 2005 South Africa
      • 75.00Bottle(500ml)
      • Pedro Ximenez, 20 y.o Williams & Humbert Spain
      • 9.00Glass
      • LBV, Grahams, 2006 Portugal
      • 5.50Glass
      • 10 year old Tawny Port, Warre’s Otima Portugal
      • 7.00Glass
      • 36.00Bottle(500ml)

 

All dessert wines and ports in served in 75mls measures