2011 Bila Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde L'esquerda |
This is a very limited wine: Only a tiny allocation made it to California and this simply will not last very long. For those of you who love French Syrah, this is a chance to try "the" Syrah from Cotes du Roussillon and from Chapoutier, an outstanding producer making wines throughout France. First come, first served. Cheers!
"The Bila-Haut 2011 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde L'Esquerda -- for more about whose sources and vinification consult my review in this report of the 2012 -offers cherry, strawberry and rhubarb mingled with Ceylon tea and garlanded with fennel frond, wisteria and violet, making for head-turning aromatic harmony and succulent presence on a polished palate. Without the same saline savor as its ostensibly lesser sibling but with sweeter, purer fruit; yet-greater textural allure; and a more strikingly lasting florality, this is going to be a joy to follow through at least 2020. "
--Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 Points!
Mainly Syrah, with small amounts of Grenache and Carignan.
Release Price: $26
LFW Price: $21.89!