M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Rouge 2010
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes de Roussillon Villages|
This lithe, powerful red offers concentrated cherry, plum tart and blackberry flavors that feature plenty of spicy notes. A dark chocolate accent lingers on the firm, moderately tannic finish. Best from 2014 through 2018.
A fantastic value, Chapoutier's 2010 Les Vignes de Bila-Haut is a completely destemmed blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan that's aged all in vat. It displays an upfront, perfumed, and supple array of earthy wild berry fruit, garrigue, saddle leather, lavender, and hints of minerality that leads to a medium to full-bodied, supple, and beautifully balanced palate. It has no hard edges, possesses a seamless, silky texture, and a gulpable, hedonistic profile that is hard to resist. This knockout value should be purchased by the case, and consumed over the coming 3-4 years.