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2009 Bila Haut (Chapoutier) Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France VIT

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA91
  • RR

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WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
Tasted assembled from tank after recent racking, the 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France v.i.t (the initials standing for "visitare interiore terrae") smells of fennel, rosemary, juniper, and... Tasted assembled from tank after recent racking, the 2009 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France v.i.t (the initials standing for "visitare interiore terrae") smells of fennel, rosemary, juniper, and abundant black fruits. Palate-saturating and caressing, it boasts abundant though fine tannins and a seamless ripeness free of any superficial sweetness. While this lacks the vibrancy or complexity of the corresponding 2008 or its evocative length, let's see what happens once it has settled down from racking and then had time to rest in bottle. It should be a candidate for at least a decade's aging. 91-92+ -David Schildknecht
RR
Rhone Report, The - Rhone Report, The, March 2011
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and old vine Carignan that's aged all in vat, the 2009 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut is a value, displaying deep, complex aromas of kirsch and... A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and old vine Carignan that's aged all in vat, the 2009 M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut is a value, displaying deep, complex aromas of kirsch and licorice infused darker fruits, spice, touches of leather, and solid background minerality. Fleshing out in the glass, the wine is medium+ bodied with a smooth, overall elegant profile, loads of ripe fruit, and a relatively tannic finish. This could actually turn out better than the '07 in a year or two. It should drink well for 5-8 years.

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