Les 110 de Taillevent
Food Type: French
Glass Price: £ 6 (175 ml)
Phone number: +44 (0)20 314 16016
As one might expect, the modern bistro, located in a former Coutts banking hall – designed Pierre-Yves Rochon, who also helped revamp The Savoy Hotel – pulls strong focus on La Belle France.
Diners with expense accounts will encounter a grand tour of ready-to-drink Burgundy and Bordeaux, including relative bargains such as 1996 Domaine Leflaive Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru – arguably the best liquid possible to heighten the experience of the epic veal T-bone scented with lemon thyme – and 2004 Haut-Brion, both priced close to retail price.
More modestly financed civilians may enjoy the lower prices of the considerable listings from the Loire Valley, South West France, and mountainous Jura and Savoie.
Outside France, the ‘World Wines’ section of the list takes in an impressive catalogue of
names from Spain, Italy (where good-value Super Tuscans such as La Massa jostle alongside magnums of Ornellaia), and liquid celebrities from west-coast US, as well as perky and plush offerings from Greece, Cyprus, South America and South Africa.
• Jacques Selosse, Initial, NV, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne - France - sparkling - £200
• Domaine de Vaccelli, 2013, Ajaccio, Corsica - France - white - £75
• Gaja, 2014, Chardonnay, Piedmont - Italy - white - £150
• Domaine A. Boxler, 2013, Pinot Noir, Alsace - France - red - £100
• Domaine Huet, 2003, Vouvray Moelleux, Loire - France - sweet - £120