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.