M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2013

M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2013
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$25.49

SKU FRSF-CHPBILHTOCLP-2013

750ml

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94-97
Colour: Great dark garnet-red. Nose: The first nose is quite closed with a dominant of graphitic, leather, and then intense aromas of pepper, black fruits and scrubs. Mouth: The attack is rich, dense. Then the wine is fleshy and solar. The final is sappy served by delicate tannins and a great freshness.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Cotes de Roussillon
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateA 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.

Jeb Dunnuck, April 2014