Mas Foulaquier Red Rhone Blend Coteaux du Languedoc Pic St. Loup l'Orphée 2008
Although a red, there’s a certain aroma of the Mediterranean that you would expect from a white to it. Mineral, and black fruits, predominantly blackcurrant. Precise, juicy, fresh, and clean (not sure if that is a “wine” word, but what the heck). The winery’s website says the wine softens with age, and if that is true, the wine should only get better 4-5 years from now. http://bit.ly/nVAqzB
"a blend of Grenache and Syrah, sweet red fruits and licorice are dominant on the nose, licorice, rasberry, and plum on the palate, with lots of astringency and tannin creating a gripping mouthfeel, drying finish of short length"