2016 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, M. Chapoutier

Silky, intense and powerful, this is another not-to-be-missed gem from Domaine du Bila-Haut. Notes of garrigue and cherries combined on a voluptuous yet precise palate, with a finish that goes on for far longer than it should on a wine of this price.

Critic score
95/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£17.37
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£104.22

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    15%
  • Organic
    Bio-Dynamic
2016 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem, M. Chapoutier

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby-colored, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre. It's one of the finest vintages to date for the cuvée and offers fabulous blackberry, currants, crushed rocks, and violets. Deep, rich, voluptuous and sexy, with an incredible texture, it's a screaming value to drink over the coming decade. It's just another brilliant wine from the Roussillon team at Chapoutier.

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
95/100

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