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M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 Wine Review

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

Cotes Du Roussillon, Midi, A.C., France

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $55.95

Drink: 2017-2026

Bottle size: 1500 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: M. Chapoutier

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

A stunning vintage for this wine and the region, and the result is in the glass. This southern French red wine is a blend of mostly Syrah and Grenache grapes. The grapes for the 2014 vintage of the robust Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem were hand-picked from the 12th of September to the 3rd of October, with low yields of 28 hectolitres per hectare. Lots of dark fruit and smoke. Decant 2 hours. Pair with a rare steak.

Food pairings: grilled flat iron steak, beef rib eye roast, venison tenderloin.

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This M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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The grapes for the 2014 vintage of the Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem were picked between September 12 and October 3. The yield was only 28 hectolitres per hectare. The wine was matured in 100% concrete tanks, and will age at least another 5 years, if not more. The grapes for this beautiful, juicy wine are from the very warm South of France and were hand-picked. The red wine blend is Syrah, Grenache and Carignan with grapes destemmed prior to four-weeks of wine skins to juice contact and punching down of the wine's cap to obtain the maximum for the wine juice. Occultum Lapidem (2014) is rich and elegant. Who could ask for more, unless it's for more Occultum Lapidem and with this 1500 ml format, you can. - Community Wine Reviews

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