Foxy is a term to describe the so-called "foxy" taste in American labrusca and closely related grapes. Foxiness can be described as smelling or tasting like a fox's urine, an animal den, or even a mink coat. A flavor substance called methyl anthranilate is partiaIIy responsible for this characteristic. (Wine,Beer,Spirits,Sake,Mead/Tasting Terms)