Domaine De Bila Haut Occultum Lapidem 2011, Ac Côtes De Roussillon Villages Latour De France

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$25.95 (643239)

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91 pts
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May 24, 2014

Critic Reviews (5)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Along with the stunning '10, the 2011 Occultum Lapidem represents a colossal leap in quality at Michel Chapoutier's...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This blend of syrah, grenache and carignan is a very powerful, structured, mineral-based red with all kinds of...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

What can you say about a wine that so over delivers for the price. Classic stony savoury umami Roussillon with juicy...

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Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Made by Côtes du Rhône biodynamic guru Michel Chapoutier, here is a superb offering from the Roussillon. This has...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A wine that has yet to come into its own, the 2011 Occultum Lapidem, like many southern French wines in 2011, offers...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

With its earthy core of rocks, minerals, and herbs, this Syrah-Grenache-Carignan blend certainly reflects its Roussillon terroir. It's a bit rough and rustic, but there's a great deal of care underlying the food-friendly elegance. The problem is that you keep waiting for the dark fruit, which builds on the nose, to burst onto the palette, and it never really does, and so despite intriguing notes of cherry, raspberry, pine, licorice, leather, and graphite, the overall flavour is muted and flat. That said, if given enough time (and it needs a lot of it to open up), it has much to recommend it.

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csd99
csd99

delightful wine - needs decanting for at least an hour for full enjoyment.

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John Moon
John Moon

Was very dissapointed with this one, too astringent for my liking this year.

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