Occultum Lapidem Domaine de Bila Haut Latour De France Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2014 Chapoutier
A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and 5% each of Carignan and Mourvèdre.
A serious, classically styled effort, it offers awesome aromas and flavours (blackberry, mineral and liquorice), full-bodied richness and fabulous concentration that never comes across as heavy or cumbersome. Showing additional minerality and definition with time in the glass, this beauty will have 10-15 years of longevity and should not be missed.
“Another terrific vintage for this cuvee, the Syrah and Grenache-dominated 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem was harvested between the 12th of September and the 3rd of October with miniscule yields of 28 hectolitres per hectare. Completely destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks, its ruby opaque colour is followed by complex notes of garrigue, leather, plums and violets. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and layered, with a great texture, this fruit-forward, balanced Roussillon is already hard to resist, but will continue drinking nicely for 6-7 years.” Jeb Dunnuck robertparker.com 92 points