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.
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.
Ready 2021 - 2029
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Ready 2023 - 2040
Young 2024 - 2036