Match of the week | Lobster and Condrieu

Match of the week

Lobster and Condrieu

The advantage of having chefs and wine merchants as friends is that you don't really need to go to restaurants*.

Last week my chef friend Chris cooked a lobster* and my wine merchant mate Raj brought along a Condrieu to drink with it. The combination was so brilliant I can’t think why I hadn’t thought of it before (probably because there are so many other delicious things to drink with lobster)

The lobster was simply cooked and served with a homemade aioli (garlic mayonnaise). Top tip - bring a pan of water to the boil, drop the lobster in it, put a lid on the pan, switch off the heat and leave for half an hour or so. Unfortunately live lobsters taste a great deal better than pre-cooked and chilled ones.

The Condrieu was a 2014 Les Terrasses du Palat from Francois Villard, a producer I visited a couple of years ago and was just dazzling, managing to combine an seductive richness with a pure mineral edge. You can buy it by the case from Raj’s R S Wines for £40 a bottle (though I think he’s now on to the 2015) or by the individual bottle from the Oxford Wine Company.

Which is pricey, but just think what it would cost in a restaurant ....

*not that it stops me. I mean I can't eat at theirs all the time 😉

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