M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Syrah Blend

8.9586 ratings
9.052 pro ratings
Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Bryce Wiatrak

From stalwart Rhône producer Chapoutier's Roussillon label, the Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem offers a polished, more tethered expression of Côtes du Roussillon Village. Wilted herbs, thyme, lavender, peppercorn, and raspberry liqueur flesh out on the palate, before finding a saltier, more gripping finds finish of decent length. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan.

From stalwart Rhône producer Chapoutier's Roussillon label, the Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem offers a polished, more tethered expression of Côtes du Roussillon Village. Wilted herbs, thyme, lavender, peppercorn, and raspberry liqueur flesh out on the palate, before finding a saltier, more gripping finds finish of decent length. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan.

Mar 30th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

With age, this is truly deserving of its high praise. Melted dark cherry licorice and dried herbs. It’s finally all come together. Don’t be fooled by the “cotes” designation - this is interesting

With age, this is truly deserving of its high praise. Melted dark cherry licorice and dried herbs. It’s finally all come together. Don’t be fooled by the “cotes” designation - this is interesting

Oct 7th, 2017
Mike Lee

Beverage Manager/Sommelier Catch Miami

8.8

Black & red cherry, black plum & earth. Dried herbs, firm but soft tannins. Weighty mid-palate, long finish.
Would rate higher, but alcohol is out of balance and very prominent.
Needs time in bottle.

Black & red cherry, black plum & earth. Dried herbs, firm but soft tannins. Weighty mid-palate, long finish.
Would rate higher, but alcohol is out of balance and very prominent.
Needs time in bottle.

3 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Adrian M

Wow! I throughly enjoyed this one. This one really needs to breath. Initial nosing is very earthy, humid and moss like, deep, with the dark fruit in the background. I can see how some mention tobacco. It is increasingly dry on the palate, but gentle, and a medium to long finish. Very nice complexity and balanced tannins for just $25Cad!
Wonder what this will taste like in another year or two. Time to go buy more.

Wow! I throughly enjoyed this one. This one really needs to breath. Initial nosing is very earthy, humid and moss like, deep, with the dark fruit in the background. I can see how some mention tobacco. It is increasingly dry on the palate, but gentle, and a medium to long finish. Very nice complexity and balanced tannins for just $25Cad!
Wonder what this will taste like in another year or two. Time to go buy more.

2 people found it helpfulSep 19th, 2015
S C O T T  S H E L D E N

So much smokey, meaty, savory, goodness in this Rhone blend

So much smokey, meaty, savory, goodness in this Rhone blend

2 people found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Austin Beeman

Dark and complex. Hard blackberry fruit. Herbaceous. Plum fruits with nice tannins. $30

Dark and complex. Hard blackberry fruit. Herbaceous. Plum fruits with nice tannins. $30

2 people found it helpfulApr 4th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.3

Wow the New Vintage of Occultum from Chapoutier gets better and better. Needed 1 hour to breathe. Everything you expect in a Rhone Style Blend. Tannin structure , great body and fruit. This will last for 3-7 years at least ! Great Job! CB 93-95

Wow the New Vintage of Occultum from Chapoutier gets better and better. Needed 1 hour to breathe. Everything you expect in a Rhone Style Blend. Tannin structure , great body and fruit. This will last for 3-7 years at least ! Great Job! CB 93-95

1 person found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015
Brent Barnett

Light peppery, blackberry nose. Succulent palate of blackberry soft peppery notes. Richly extracted. Finish is long and soft. Well deserving of the 94 points #wineadvocate gave!

Light peppery, blackberry nose. Succulent palate of blackberry soft peppery notes. Richly extracted. Finish is long and soft. Well deserving of the 94 points #wineadvocate gave!

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
Bill Morgan

Excellent old world nose. A taste of currant, a very refined fruit taste. A smooth delicious finish

Excellent old world nose. A taste of currant, a very refined fruit taste. A smooth delicious finish

1 person found it helpfulFeb 7th, 2015
andrew cook

andrew had this 6 years ago

andrew had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2015