Bloody hell, I ordered claret!

[link2post id=”1342″]Restaurant Rekondo[/link2post] had a rather large and rather good wine list. Sadly, the Burgundy we wanted was out of stock so for a change we ordered a bottle of Bordeaux. I don’t know what came over us.

Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein Cuvée Lyra 2000, Brundlmeyer

A rich, peachy nose with creamy minerality and a subtle white pepper character. It doesn’t smell too much like an Austrian wine. The palate is quite big with plenty of ripe fruit, but perfectly balanced by good acidity and a mineral tang. This is a nice bottle of wine.

Château Montrose 1988

A restrained, elegant nose of blackcurrants and earth. This smells very serious. The palate is harmonious and quite seductive for claret. The tannic structure is not too aggressive. A classic, refined Bordeaux that is mature and ready to drink. I still don’t really see the point of Cabernet based on this, though.