M. Chapoutier

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

8.9117 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour, Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
andrew cook

andrew had this 5 years ago

andrew had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2015
Sean Doyle

Sean had this 5 years ago

Sean had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2015
Isaac Pirolo

Double decanted. Blackberry compote, cherry tobacco, black pepper, smoke, anise, vanilla, and damp chalk.

Double decanted. Blackberry compote, cherry tobacco, black pepper, smoke, anise, vanilla, and damp chalk.

Oct 31st, 2015
Roger Cabrera

Very nice presentation. Predominately Grenache that was leaning towards the dark red fruit and stewed prunes with a peppery lingering finish. Med acidity, med + body.

Very nice presentation. Predominately Grenache that was leaning towards the dark red fruit and stewed prunes with a peppery lingering finish. Med acidity, med + body.

Aug 31st, 2015
Cathrine Todd

Warming alcohol and distinctive black pepper note and yes, violets too. There is a solid balance of structure with some noticeable tannin with good weight and sweet blackberry fruit and licorice. The finish stops short but still a good effort. Sample. Retail Price USD $25.

Warming alcohol and distinctive black pepper note and yes, violets too. There is a solid balance of structure with some noticeable tannin with good weight and sweet blackberry fruit and licorice. The finish stops short but still a good effort. Sample. Retail Price USD $25.

Aug 8th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Very highly rated, but this didn't really do it for me.

Very highly rated, but this didn't really do it for me.

Mar 13th, 2015
Bart Van Rompaey

Nose is closed even an hour after opening. Soft round tannins, with still enough fruit and acidity to hold a bit longer.

Nose is closed even an hour after opening. Soft round tannins, with still enough fruit and acidity to hold a bit longer.

Feb 13th, 2020
Pablo Garcia

Worse wine I tasted in a long time. Small berries taste, nothing going for it other than the alcohol potency. Put me to sleep after 2 glasses. Parker gave it 97 points and I can’t figure out why...

Worse wine I tasted in a long time. Small berries taste, nothing going for it other than the alcohol potency. Put me to sleep after 2 glasses. Parker gave it 97 points and I can’t figure out why...

Apr 29th, 2018