Time to start thinking about the ASDW tasting next week - I want
to put out some of the same wines as last time for the new faces but need some
new ones for everyone. Given the 2001 is not at its peak (see 19/10/2006), I
opened a bottle of the 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Raymond Usseglio. This
is more like it: big, gutsy, typical 2003 except that it is in balance with
great Châteauneuf fruit dominating the huge wine.
Alcoholic, yes, but not overtly so.