Domaine De Bila Haut L'esquerda 2016

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc, France

$27.95 (381020)

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May 12, 2018

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a big, rich, silky red that wants to be port, but keeps its feet dry. It is a blend of syrah, grenache and...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A lovely, concentrated, smoky, earthy, scorched earth-inflected expression from the Roussillon, with great character...

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mertz
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Big, rich, very ripe, lush - all apt descriptions yet this never goes over the top. Concentrated, complex, very long finishing. I love the notes of black pepper and herbs. If this was labelled Chateauneuf du Pape, they could sell if for $60. As it comes from the Roussillon, its only $26. Lucky us. A compelling wine. Tasted Sep 2019.

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Gilles Crepeau
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juniacke
juniacke

A 2016 Syrah-Grenache (60%/40%) but with some Carignan in there. This is from the Languedoc-Rousillon region of Southern France. This is aged in 10% old French barrels and 90% concrete tanks. Juicy mouth-watering ripe cherry, strawberry, blackberry. Medium aromas of lavender, anise, slate, graphite, grass. The alcohol is at 14.5% but well-integrated with the acidity that produces a pleasant tartness. The tannins are medium to high producing a medium length finish. Very enjoyable wine and at this price a super value.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Dark, opaque, inky purple. Very extracted with stained tears. Aromas of violets, dark fruit (almost stewed) and wet stone minerality. The mouthfeel is big and lush with black cherry, prune, fig, spice, black pepper and smoke. Tannins are ripe and slightly tacky. It's a big wine with high alcohol, but fairly well integrated with only a touch of burn heat on the swallow. Medium acidity and a touch of VA lift provides balance. Length is excellent. Enjoy over the next 5 years with meat stews, cassoulet, bbq fare, hard cheese. April 2019.

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Ghislain Lalonde
Ghislain Lalonde
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