M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Syrah Blend 2012

$34.99

A stunning value from the South of France!  The Domaine de Bila Haut 2012 "Occultum Lapidem" Cotes du Roussillon-Villages now available - limited.94 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem offers dark, mineral-laced aromas and flavors of smoked earth, licorice, wild herbs and blackcurrants to go with a firm, structured and age-worthy profile on the palate. Comprised of mostly Syrah, from schist and gneiss soils, and aged in tank and demi-muid, this superb 2012 has solid mid-palate depth, ample tannin and a beautifully focused finish. It’s a superb value that will be even better in another year or so, and have 12-15 years of ultimate longevity.  Any project Michel Chapoutier is involved with seems to excel, and his Roussillon Bila Haut domaine is no exception..Hopefully my prose has convinced more than a handful of readers to try these remarkable wines from one of the most fascinating and compelling personalities in the entire wine world, and one dedicated to the highest quality." Wine Spectator:  "The bramble and spice elements are balanced and fresh in this muscular, juicy red from the south of France. Displays hints of black olive to the dried blackberry and plum compote flavors, featuring a firm kick of tannins on the mocha-infused finish."

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike Lee Delectable Pro

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

Black & red cherry, black plum & earth. Dried herbs, firm but soft tannins. Weighty mid-palate, long finish. Would rate higher, but alcohol is out of balance and very prominent. Needs time in bottle.

Black & red cherry, black plum & earth. Dried herbs, firm but soft tannins. Weighty mid-palate, long finish. Would rate higher, but alcohol is out of balance and very prominent. Needs time in bottle.

8.8

Austin Beeman Delectable Pro

Dark and complex. Hard blackberry fruit. Herbaceous. Plum fruits with nice tannins. $30

Dark and complex. Hard blackberry fruit. Herbaceous. Plum fruits with nice tannins. $30

8.9

Brent Barnett

Light peppery, blackberry nose. Succulent palate of blackberry soft peppery notes. Richly extracted. Finish is long and soft. Well deserving of the 94 points #wineadvocate gave!

Light peppery, blackberry nose. Succulent palate of blackberry soft peppery notes. Richly extracted. Finish is long and soft. Well deserving of the 94 points #wineadvocate gave!

9.3

Bill Morgan

Excellent old world nose. A taste of currant, a very refined fruit taste. A smooth delicious finish

Excellent old world nose. A taste of currant, a very refined fruit taste. A smooth delicious finish

9.3

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

herbaceous, brambly ~ black cherry & black raspberry ~ plummy yet velvety & rich mocha tannins

herbaceous, brambly ~ black cherry & black raspberry ~ plummy yet velvety & rich mocha tannins

9.1

Drew Dodson Delectable Pro

2012

2012

9.3

Austin Beeman Delectable Pro

Dark purple. Rich cherry compote nose. Rich plum and meat. Bacon fat and vanilla. Serious finish. $30

Dark purple. Rich cherry compote nose. Rich plum and meat. Bacon fat and vanilla. Serious finish. $30

9.1

Lilly-Gray Warren Delectable Pro

HB WINE

HB WINE

8.6

Lawrence Bernstein

Tasted 3/20. Disappointed as it was lighter than I anticipated for a Rhône. 85.

Tasted 3/20. Disappointed as it was lighter than I anticipated for a Rhône. 85.

8.5

Ned Clark

Needs time. Air makes it sing

Needs time. Air makes it sing

9.3

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