Cotes du Roussillon Villages R. I. Billa Haut M Chapoutier 2014
Côtes-du-Roussillon Villages Lesquerde, R.I., Bila Haut, M Chapoutier 2014
100% Syrah 18 months: the first year in demi-muids (600 l) barrels of one wine then the last six months in concrete tanks.
Very dark crimson. Much more exciting and tense than the Chapoutier Châteauneufs. Rich and racy. With real savour and sinew. Treacle-toffee flavours.
"The 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde Rectificando Invenies RI will easily be in the top handful of wines in the vintage. All Syrah that will see 26 months in 60% demi-muids, it has massive minerality, thrilling purity of fruit, full-bodied richness and a tight, focused tannin structure that will no doubt benefit from short-term cellaring. My note finished with “filtered through rocks," so if you like a little minerality in your Syrah, this beauty's for you. There are roughly 200 cases of this to go around, but it’s a brilliant wine." R. Parker - Wine Advocate - (95-97) /100