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M. CHAPOUTIER - Domaine DE BILA-HAUT Cotes du Roussillon Villages "R.I Rectificando Invenies" 2009

Wine Region: Languedoc-Roussillon - France

: Syrah

Tasting notes: The nose is complex and intense; graphite with notes of ink, raspberry and cistus flower. The wine is delicate on entry, growing steadily denser, without aggressiveness, lovely tight tannins. Firm, long lingering, finish; superb violet and white pepper olfactory after-taste.

About the winery:
Maison Chapoutier has been producing wine for 200 years. Originally based in Tain-l'Hermitage, they built their international reputation on their iconic wines from Hermitage. A House that cultivates its vines in the greatest respect of the natural balances and terroirs, since 1808. Humility, Respect, Audacity, Conviviality and Generosity are the words that best characterize Maison M. Chapoutier. Michel Chapoutier is a seventh-generation Chapoutier winemaker, having acquired the family estate in 1990. He earned a reputation for producing wines that are highly representative of where they are grown, true "snapshots of the terroir".

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: (91-92)/100