2007 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils, Chateauneuf du Pape
80% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault
Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils
Rhone Valley / France
FOOD MATCHING NOTE:
Excellent with roast red meat or game dishes, beef tenderloin with goat cheese sauce, spicy beef and sweet-potato, stir-fry, spiced venison steaks with red-cabbage comfit and red-wine sauce or duck with honey peppercorn sauce.
Stunning wine! The nose has Framboise, black raspberries, some blueberries, lavender and liquorice. Incredibly smooth. The wine effortlessly goes down. No heat, no bite, just smooth nectar. This is a big powerful wine, yet so deft. Black and red raspberries, layered and starting to show some real complexity.