Parker has always implored his readers to dive into the Bila Haut wines, calling them a calling card “from one of the most fascinating and compelling personalities in the entire wine world, and one dedicated to the highest quality.” When he gave this wine’s 2010 vintage a 94-point score, people threw a fit. But what was in the bottle has never been in question– it’s always magic.
Chapoutier’s newest 2020 release reminds both me and Chapoutier himself of the 2010 vintage. The wine has so much vibrancy and depth, it’s an old-vine blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan from the village of Latour de France.
Beautiful deep purple in color with increasing aromas of cocoa, creme de cassis, dark plum, and black cherries. Richly textured and voluptuous on the attack, packed with black-fruit preserves, braced by a refreshing acidity and long smooth tannins that paint a silky portrait. It’s a rock solid wine from an icon.
This is one of the cooler offers I’ve had to offer this entire year, only available in solid cases (and included in the original wooden box if you select pick up or in the local van delivery area) – just $175. It says “M. Chapoutier” on the box, so you can tell your friends it’s from the $400/btl Ermitage if you want, I won’t tell– or, even better, share a bottle of the Bila Haut with them and make them guess the price. They’ll be amazed.
*Case comes with original M. Chapoutier wooden box included if within local van delivery zone. Orders will be available to pick up/ship beginning 10/25/21.
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