I've had it in mind for a while to create a corner (Ecke) of this website for musings, TNs, vintage reports etc on Austrian wine and now seems like a good moment. The Austrian wine mag Falstaff reported on Friday that it's awarded its first ever 100 point score to an Austrian red wine, the Batonnage 2015. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot und Blaufränkisch produced in Burgenland from vineyards around Leithaberg and Andau as a joint venture by a group of self-styled "revolutionaries": Erich Scheiblhofer, Gerhard Kracher, Christian Tschida, Florian Gayer and Markus Altenburger. The wine "triumphed" in a "judgement of Vienna" tasting pitting successive vintages of the wine against a string of first growth clarets. A 23-strong jury from Austria, Germany and Switzerland gave its ten top marks to the Austrian wines, the best scoring Bordeaux coming in in 11th. Weighing in at 15%, having been matured in 200% new oak and presented in a specially designed bottle, there is nothing that makes me want to drink this wine. But it can be yours for a mere Euro 130 from Wein & Co. For those of you who can manage the German: Historische Verkostung: Burgenland schlägt Bordeaux - Falstaff. Full TNs will be posted in the June issue of the mag.