B Domaine de l'Hortus 'Classique Bergerie' Rouge Pic St. Loup 2010
'Bronze Medal,' Decanter: Fresh, mineral, white pepper, lifted nose.Very clean, poised, medium-bodied style, cherry flavoured. 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. 2009 vintage rated 91 points by Rhone Report: An understated, elegant wine... delivers beautifully done aromas of cherry, currant bud, sappy underbrush, licorice, and wet stone like qualities on the nose. This flows seamlessly to a medium-bodied wine that builds through the mid-palate, possesses good acidity, and fantastic length... a great value.
Nice to visit. In a stunning region of France the wine makery and vinyard are situated just of the main road. The tasting room is above the botteling line, which gives a true feeling of authenticity.