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M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 750ml

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 750ml
 
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SKU: 726121
Wine Specs
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Languedoc-Roussillon
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The wine is initially quiet and reserved, with light blackberry paste and black cherry tones that are spiced with hints of dark chocolate, licorice & turned earth. The palate boasts a firm, tannic structure and bright acidity, with flavours of tobacco, chocolate, black plum & blackberry.
Ratings
A step up and an incredible effort, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem is made from a mix of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that comes from schist and chalky soils. A serious, classically styled effort, it offers awesome aromas and flavors (blackberry, mineral and licorice), full-bodied richness and fabulous concentration that never comes across as heavy or cumbersome. Showing additional minerality and definition with time in the glass, this beauty will have 10-15 years of longevity and should not be missed. Any project Michel Chapoutier is involved with seems to excel, and his Roussillon Bila Haut domaine is no exception.
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