Domaine De Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2009, Ac Côtes Du Roussillon Villages Latour De France

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$25.95 (643239)

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September 29, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clearly a little more serious example than the entry level from Bila-Haut, with denser, fleshier, riper fruit....

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

From Maison Chapoutier's Midi operation, the 2009 Occultum Lapidem possesses ideal freshness, balance, and character....

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a dark, ripe Mediterranean nose of prune, licorice, pepper and smoked meat. It's mid-weight, fairly rounded...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A more tannic version than the straight Rousillon Villages of Billa-Haut. This is intended for mid-term ageing and...

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Community Reviews (1)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

The first thing that stands out for me is how aromatic this wine is, with aromas of crushed ripe cherries, blackberry, dark plum, dried sage, rosemary and underbrush with a smoky and a stony minerality. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, with a creamy and juicy texture and flavours of dark ripe fruit, savoury notes and gentle wood spices, balanced acidity and silky tannins. The finish is long and juicy with great flavours.
This was my first experience with this wine and a much more enjoyable experience than the straight Rousillon Village from Bila-Haut and worth the extra dollars. Real easy to enjoy and worthy of another purchase; the bad news is that it’s already sold out in my market (Ottawa). I will approach the next vintage little wiser. Enjoy on December 24, 2012.

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