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M. Chapoutier Les Vignes De Bila-Haut 2014

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There are 5 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Jane Staples rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Robust and bold, but sophisticated Rhone Valley red from Rousillon. Subdued cherry and spice nose, followed by a layered palate with dark cherry, earth, mineral and garrique elements. Satiny tannins and lingering finish. Chapoutier name synonymous with silky elegant wines.
Tasted Nov. 2016
Carola Price rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A ton of sweet vanilla, red fruit and spice on the nose. Darker fruit on the palate along with some nice peppery spice. Full-bodied. Great wine for the price.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Fairly restrained on the nose; much more vibrant on the palate, with dark cherry, earthy and tobacco notes. Full bodied, with a moderately dense structure, nice depth of flavour through the mid-palate and ripe tannins.
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Sweet dark berries, clove, vanilla, plum producing a simply gorgeous bouquet. Brambleberry and refreshing black cherry on the fresh and lively palate. A great wine at a great price. Enjoy with BBQ fare and throughout the year with hearty dishes. Tasted June 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Ghislain Lalonde rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

FBS, DL 88

David Lawrason

This is a light very fresh, juicy and floral red with a slightly confected aroma of candied plums/cherry. Some earthy herbal back notes as well. Not a structured wine but lots of flavour for the money. Some heat, and a touch of meatiness on the finish. Tasted November 2015 Sara d'Amato
Chapoutier's Bila-Haut continues to offer top value. Approchable, full-bodied, full-flavoured and with impressive concentration for the price. Vibrant and with tension, offering notes of bold black fruit moderated by ethereal red fruit. Mediterranean flavours such as sundried tomato and black olive add welcome bitterness and lift the fruit. Compelling and aromatic. Violets trail on the finish of good length. Best 2016-2019. Tasted September 2016.

Natalie's Review

M. Chapoutier Les Vignes De Bila-Haut 2014, CĂ´tes Du Roussillon Villages, Midi A.C., France: A full-bodied rich southern French red wine blend from one of the Rhone Valley's most-respected producers. Aromas of black fruit, cassis and smoke. Pair with a rare steak. Drink: 2016-2020. 168716 14% D 750 mL  $15.95 Score: 91/100. November 12, 2016 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Full Review




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