After the Albert Mann Riesling with spicy prawns (see previous post) last night, we had a bottle of Puygueraud Côtes de Francs 2003, which came from the Wine Society. Heat wave or not, what a lovely year for early-drinking sound quality claret. All the recent 2003s I've had have been delicious and I would recommend getting hold of the lesser Bordeaux appellations of that year for immediate drinking. Last night's Puygueraud was coming along nicely, with the classic blackcurrant and cassis smells and flavours you would expect, but overlaid with some developing complexity and a lick of well-handled oak. Plenty of stuffing and quite yummy with our BBQ'd lamb chops. Mmm.