2015 Bila Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages Occultum Lapidem
94 Points Wine Access
Lurid ruby color with a complex nose of dark berries, incense, potpourri, and a hint of smoky minerality. Juicy black raspberry, bitter cherry and sweet spice flavors show superb depth and energy and becomes sweeter with time in the glass. Shows excellent clarity on a long, sappy finish framed by velvety, slow-building tannins.
94 Points Wine Advocate
One of the more polished, sexy examples of the cuvee, the 2015 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem checks in as a blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache and the balance Carignan and Mourvèdre, aged all in concrete tanks. It boasts killer notes of black raspberries, cassis, pepper and licorice, with just a hint of chocolate appearing with time in the glass. This medium to full-bodied, layered and beautifully textured red is an incredible value and will be impossible to resist over the coming 4-5 years, and I’m sure it will keep even longer.