01 LeSec, Chateauneuf du Pape "Chasse-Temps"
Bitter as a bad loss. Angry. Maybe even sinister. Patrick LeSec's 01 Chateauneuf is like the last runnings of a Halloween candy basket, with little sweetness, but still something you might have at the end of the night when you're high on something else. There's a greenness to this wine that blankets its pleasantries--secondary Rhone flavors of black olive, tar, licorice, and medicinal mint. Funky, skunky, and raw, as aromatic as the first whiff of fall, sulfurous as a weave of burning hair. There's no real reason to drink this.