M. Chapoutier Bila Haut L'Esquerda 2014


SKU 27417


Colour: The colour is intense, deep and steady. Nose: It shows maturity with aromas of black fruits and warm spices. We find the soils of origin are revealed with floral notes (violet) which are lightly smoky. We can find the same aromatic notes on the Northern Côtes du-Rhône soils, which are the birthplace of the Syrah. Mouth : the attack is both supple and powerful. Tannins are at the same time powerful and tight. The finale is fresh without any heaviness.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation Cotes de Roussillon Villages
Brand M. Chapoutier
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Wine AdvocateI loved the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda and this blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache comes from one of the most exciting terroirs in the Roussillon: the decomposed granite soils around the village of Lesquerde on the western edge of the Agly Valley. Destemmed and aged all in concrete, it offers loads of minerality and wet earth characteristics, medium-bodied richness, fine tannin, beautiful purity, and tons of black and blue-styled fruits. Reminiscent of a fine St Joseph, I suspect it will evolve nicely for 6-7 years, possibly longer.

Jeb Dunnuck, April 27, 2015