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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon 2012
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M. Chapoutier 'Bila-Haut' Cotes du Roussillon 2012

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and currant-styled fruit, herbs, pepper and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Showing more minerality with air, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years or more." ~JD
Item ID: #8860
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila Haut is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and currant-styled fruit, herbs, pepper and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Showing more minerality with air, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years or more." ~JD

M. Chapoutier

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No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier.

The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier's great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l'Hermitage in the Northern Rhône Valley. Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak. He knew that he owned some of the best growing sites in the appellation and he believed -- rightly -- that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long-lived world-class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers' already legendary estate.

A visionary and pioneer in biodynamic winemaking, his restless energy and unconditional commitment to quality have produced tremendous success, with the most 90+ point ratings of all Rhône producers and 16 "100 point" rated wines.

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Reviews (7)

Matthew

Excellent food wine

"Very solid rhone with alot of character. Took me a few minutes to warm up to it, but then it really knocked my socks off, especially for the price."

Wade

Consistently good.

Mark

Amazing Value

"This is my sixth or seventh case of this jewel. Beautiful balance. Nice, subtle minerality. Wonderful everyday Rhone. Best value I have run across in years."

Howard

Great Value

"Deep burgundy color, fabulous depth, character and taste, especially after letting the wine sit after pouring to grab some air."

James

"Not a Chateaunuf du pape, but as one who rally likes rhone styled wines, I'm pretty sure that the price difference is far too much. Lots of black fruit, it is my go to red wine these days"

Daniel M.

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