2012 Bila Haut (Chapoutier) Cotes Roussillon Rectificando Invenies
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2012 Bila Haut (Chapoutier) Cotes Roussillon Rectificando Invenies
  • WA 92
  • JR 90

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2014
(WA91-92+ points) The Bila-Haut 2012 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde r.i. (for “rectificando invenies”) showcases Chapoutier’s oldest Syrah vines (with a smidgeon of Grenache) from high-altitude granitic soils and...   (WA91-92+ points) The Bila-Haut 2012 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde r.i. (for “rectificando invenies”) showcases Chapoutier’s oldest Syrah vines (with a smidgeon of Grenache) from high-altitude granitic soils and reflects extremely tiny yields. (This bottling is not attempted every year, with the decision made on the basis of quality not quantity.) Scents of iris shade into perfume of wisteria in the nose, lending a sweeter aura than that of the corresponding “v.i.t.” bottling. That impression is reinforced at the fruit level by juicy, ripe cassis and elderberry. Fine though decidedly mouth-coating tannins saturate the palate, but the fruit and flowers hold on with delightful, almost velvet-gloved tenacity. This is going to be fascinating stuff to revisit over coming decade and probably well beyond. - David Schildknecht  
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2013
(17/20) Bright crimson. Modest, quite subtle, low key nose far away from the fiery ferments at lower altitudes in Roussillon. Extremely juicy with crushed black fruit flavours, but with a strong spine of fine tannins...   (17/20) Bright crimson. Modest, quite subtle, low key nose far away from the fiery ferments at lower altitudes in Roussillon. Extremely juicy with crushed black fruit flavours, but with a strong spine of fine tannins. Savoury and polished on the palate. No sweetness. A little bit of alcoholic heat on the finish, mind you. If you open a bottle before 2017, make sure it's with some very chewy food. Still quite concentrated, tarry and severe.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Languedoc Roussillon
Sub-region Cotes du Roussillon
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML