If you are looking for an adventurous red wine, try the 2013 Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem from France’s Roussillon region. It’s a blend of Syrah (50 percent), Grenache (40 percent) and Carignane (10 percent) that delivers character and complexity often found in more expensive wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux.
This is the third Bila-Haut vintage I’ve tasted and by far the best from winemaker Michel Chapoutier at this southeastern location — the driest and hottest region in all of France.
From its ruby red color to dark berry fruit flavors, the Bila-Haut makes an elegant statement. It is not an overpowering wine...Read More