M. Chapoutier Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2015

$24.95

SKU 460

750ml

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Winemaker Notes :

The Occultum Lapidem displays great dark garnet-red color in the glass. The nose is laden with aromas of black fruits, pepper, leather and graphite with hints of shrubs. On the palate, the fleshy quality of the wine is apparent straightaway from the attack. Rich and dense, the wine finishes with a balance of fruit and delicate tannins.

Blend: 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 5% Carignan, 5%Mourvèdre

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Cotes de Roussillon Villages
Brand M. Chapoutier
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Wine AdvocateOne of the more polished, sexy examples of the cuvee, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the balance Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged all in concrete tanks. It boasts killer notes of black raspberries, cassis, pepper and licorice, with just a hint of chocolate appearing with time in the glass. This medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully textured red is an incredible value and will be impossible to resist over the coming 4-5 years, and I’m sure it will keep even longer.

Jeb Dunnuck, April 27, 2017