M. Chapoutier 2010 Les Vignes de Bila-Haut - 87pts
Availability: BCLDB stores
Date Tasted: June 23rd, 2012
Tasting Notes: Not the effortlessly balanced wine of its 2009 predecessor due to a higher level of rustic twang that, when left to its own devices, is more challenging to drink than charming to experience. Yet, the wine remains ever an easy-drinking, feminine, fruit-forward, soft-tannin blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that boasts of the hot, Mediterranean coastal region terroir from where it originated. Enjoy this wine in its youth on its own or with a beef stew brimming with fresh sage. Drink 2012-2014.
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