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Wine Review

by Gary Cox, Proprietor of the Aberdeen Northern Hotel

The Northern Hotel has its wines supplied by Carlsberg UK, with guidance from their wine consultant Jonathan Pedley, MW. In fact Jonathan has known the team at the Northern Hotel for many years.


"Gary has always been keen to try the new wines that we introduce each year" says Jonathan. "By listing a selection of these The Northern Hotel has been able to offer its customers the sort of fresh fruit-driven wines that have revolutionished the Scottish wine scene."


New to The Northern Hotel's list this year are wines from countries as diverse as France, Austria and Australia. The customer's seemingly unquenchable thirst for everything New World will hopefully be slaked by wines from Millstream (South Africa), Ochre Mountain (Chile) and Boomerang Bay (Australia). A more traditional option would be our new Muscadet, produced in the Loire Valley by the family firm of Bougrier. This has fast become a popular choice of our guests, both those who are dining with us and those who just drop in to enjoy a nice glass of white wine while having a chat.


My favourite is the Vin de Pays d'Oc Merlot, a bit gutsy wine with plenty of juicy red fruit. It is rounded and velvety on the palate and has a long finish. What is more, it offers fantastic value for money. It is a greaet accompaniment to robust red meat dishes, steaks, roast etc. I also enjoy it with our cheese platter.


Most of our wines sell at £12 per bottle or £2.65 per glass.


Vin De Pays d'Oc

An intense wine with rich plummy flavours and hints of liquourice and dark chocolate. Rich and full bodies with a long soft finish. Best served at room temperature.
Western Cape
Cinsaut Ruby Cabernet

Medium bodied dry red wine with ripe red berry and spice flavours. It is an ideal partner to red meat, pasta dishes and cheese. Best served at room temperature.
Loire Valley

Noel Bougrier has used specially selected Muscadet grapes for this delicious dry and fresh cuvee. This wine has a youthful colour and refreshing style. Serve chilled as an aperitif, with fish and salad.
Western Cape
Chenin Blanc

A delicious medium bodied dry white wine which is fresh and crisp, showing zesty notes of intense tropical fruit with a refreshing finish. Serve lightly chilled.






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