Decanted for about an hour and a half. This wine was a very pleasant surprise. I was expecting something akin to a big, extracted luxury cuvee CDP. Instead, the wine was translucent ruby-colored, more medium bodied than full, smooth and well balanced, with sufficient remaining tannin and acidity for balancing structure. lingering finish 93ish
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(Domaine de Bila-Haut VIT (Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Latour de France)) The VIT stands for Visitare Interiore Terrae, it seems. A lovely bright colour in the glass, with a concentrated and perfumed character aromatically. Polished fruit on the palate, with a slightly sweet style. Rather a supple composition, nicely integrated, with good grip to it, and piles of welcome, forceful acidity too. There is a lot of structure here behind this gently polished facade, composed of ripe and slightly grainy tannins. Ripe and long. Quite a substantial wine, in need of cellaring I think. The alcohol is declared as 14.5%, yet this doesn't come across at all.