M. Chapoutier
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Domaine de Bila-Haut - L'Esquerda

Dernières cotations

2009 - Robert PARKER - 90-91/100

"From Grenache with a bit of Carignan and roughly one-third matured in larger cask, the Bila-Haut 2009 Cotes du
Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde L'Esquerda is grown on granitic soil in the town - high up above the Agly and west of Maury - for which it is named, and where Chapoutier has taken-on considerable acreage. Due to have been bottled in May, it is redolent of fennel, bracken, arbor vitae, and cinnamon behind which well-up ripe purple plum and blueberry that lusciously saturate
the palate. Low-toned suggestions of
carob and walnut add counterpoint to the herbal and fruit intensity exhibited in a strong, penetrating finish. This ought to prove versatile over at least the next 4-5 years."

2011 - Robert PARKER - 92/100

"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."

2012 - Robert PARKER - 92/100

"The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde L’Esquerde is primarily Syrah and comes all from granite soils. It gives up impressive minerality and crushed rock-like nuances to go with a core of dark fruits, pepper and olive tapenade. Full-bodied, layered and seriously focused and defined on the palate, it should benefit from a handful of years in the cellar and evolve gracefully through 2022 or beyond. "

2013 - Robert PARKER - 93/100

"From what I consider one of the top terroirs for Syrah in the Roussillon, the 2013 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l’Esquerda comes from the higher-elevation, granite soils located around the village of Lesquerde. Made from 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache and brought up all in concrete tank, it offers up fabulous minerality in its raspberry, blackberry, licorice, violets and crushed-rock-like bouquet. Medium-bodied, supple, elegant and seamless, with impressive purity, freshness and length, drink this terrific Roussillon over the coming 5-7 years."

2014 - Robert PARKER - 91/100

"I loved the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l’Esquerda and this blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache comes from one of the most exciting terroirs in the Roussillon: the decomposed granite soils around the village of Lesquerde on the western edge of the Agly Valley. Destemmed and aged all in concrete, it offers loads of minerality and wet earth characteristics, medium-bodied richness, fine tannin, beautiful purity, and tons of black and blue-styled fruits. Reminiscent of a fine St Joseph, I suspect it will evolve nicely for 6-7 years, possibly longer."

2015 - Robert PARKER - 92/100

"A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, coming all from higher elevation and granite soils, the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda sports and a vibrant purple color as well as classic Syrah notes of black raspberries, blackberries, crushed flowers and violets. Fresh, focused and really showing a terrific granite character, this classy beauty has a core of sweet fruit and is a northern Rhône with a kiss of Roussillon sunshine and warmth."

2017 - Robert PARKER - 91-93 /100

2017 - Robert PARKER - 91-93 /100 "The full-bodied 2017 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda is wonderfully lush, welcoming and supple. Loaded with black cherries and crushed stone, this seductive number adds a dusting of cocoa powder on the long, slightly warm finish."

2016 - Robert PARKER - 94-96/100

2016 - Robert PARKER - 94-96/100 "Sporting a deep purple—almost blue—color, the sensational 2016 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda has a northern Rhône-like minerality as well as notes of classic black and blue fruits, crushed flowers, ozone and licorice. Made from 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, all from granitic soils, it’s a rich, structured, full-bodied and age-worthy red that will drink nicely through 2026. The quality of this release continues to soar and there are not many values like this out there today."