2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, M. Chapoutier

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£30.57

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour De France, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Grape
    50% Shiraz/Syrah
    40% Grenache/Garnacha
    10% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2025
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    15.5%
  • Organic
    Bio-Dynamic
2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, M. Chapoutier

TASTING NOTES

One of the more polished, sexy examples of the cuvee, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the balance Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged all in concrete tanks. It boasts killer notes of black raspberries, cassis, pepper and licorice, with just a hint of chocolate appearing with time in the glass. This medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully textured red is an incredible value and will be impossible to resist over the coming 4-5 years, and I’m sure it will keep even longer.

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (April 2017)
94/100
M. Chapoutier

The name Chapoutier has long been associated with the northern Rhône thanks to the calibre of their plots around the region, but it was only once Michel Chapoutier took control of the family business in 1988 that quality accelerated it to become the world-class concern it is today. Michel Chapoutier is undoubtedly one of the greatest winemakers of our time, and has successfully extended his business to include vineyards in the Roussillon, Alsace and Australia. But his Northern Rhône Syrahs and Marsannes of exquisite quality remain the main attraction.

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