2007 Maxine-Francois Laurent “Soif Il Fait” Cotes-du-Rhone, France.
This ripe and perfumed Cotes-du-Rhone shows amazing Syrah intensity and depth with lush textures and full body. The nose is lofty with violets, white flowers, cassis and compote leading to a huge palate of plum, grenadine, blueberry, cherry liqueur and black currants. This is a wonderful and complex wine that has flashes of lavender, dusty earth, white pepper and grilled meat, finishing long and lively. The famed Kermit Lynch imports this Cotes-du-Rhone and it is a rare beauty, so search it out and discover a super value.
($25 Est.) 92-93 Points, grapelive