Tuesday, February 2, 2010

M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc, France - Wine Tasting and Review

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Original Tasting and Review:

By way of background:M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut, Cotes du Roussillon Villages is from the Languedoc region of France, and consists of a blend of grenache, syrah and carignan. The 2008 vintage is finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Les Vignes de Bila Haut shows as deep burgundy in the glass.

On the nose: Poured with a long decant and swirled vigorously, this Cotes du Roussillon Villages brings rich aromas of deep plums and bright wood shavings.

On the palate: The first element on the palate is a dry, fruited woodiness that rushes to the roof of your mouth.  A full acid wash brings some dry red cherry back across your tongue to your teeth.

And the finish: Red currant and pomegranate curl up and rest for a long time in your cheeks.  Tangy!

In summary: Overall, an interesting, bright red, acid-driven, and reasonably complex experience.

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