Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lesec "Chasse-Temps" Chateauneuf du Pape 2004


Opened yesterday - expressive nose shows effects of stem inclusion - pungent garrigue, spice box, tomato, tree bark/earth and red cherry.

Lively entry shows spicy garrigue and a load of acidity that ratchets down the mouth. Pure and precise with no sense of textural sweetness or fat. Lesec must be a fan of Burgundy. Very persistent, spicy and fresh. Little obvious fruit character, which probably has as much to do with the vintage as anything else. Fun stuff.