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Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 Wine Review

Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

Côtes Du Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.C, France

Community Score:95/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Domaine De Bila-Haut

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

This Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem sources grapes grown on vines planted in schist soils close to the village of Latour de France. It's a red wine blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache along with some Carignan grapes. The wine was matured in concrete tanks. Produced by M. Chapoutier, this is benchmark Rhone Valley red wine from a spectacular vintage. Black fruit, smoke, tar and black pepper. Full-bodied, balanced, concentrated with great depth. An incredible wine for this price point. Pair with filet mignon.

Food pairings: filet mignon, slow-roasted baron of beef, rib steak.

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This Domaine De Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 was reviewed on April 24, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced reviewed this wine as follows:

M. Chapoutier is the first maison to add braille to their labels.This fact alone might endear you to this wine but I challenge you to merit this Grenache blend on the experience in the bottle. A medium ruby colour with aromas and flavours of prune, raisin, licorice, strawberry, some molasses, smoke and tar. Layer upon layer of mystery tied up in velvet softness that tastes like it's punching above it's weight class. Excellent value! Buy 2. Pair with grilled red meats; braised lamb shank.
Tasted: January 2017
This Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem sources grapes grown on vines planted in schist soils close to the village of Latour de France. It's a red wine blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache along with some Carignan grapes. Produced by M. Chapoutier, this is benchmark Rhone Valley red wine from a spectacular vintage. Black fruit, smoke, tar and black pepper. This wine was matured in concrete tanks. Full-bodied, balanced, concentrated with great depth. An incredible wine for this price point. - Community Wine Reviews

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