This has actually improved from when I drank it last (nov 2013). I had originally suggested to drink by the end of 2015, but now I'd say 2017 or maybe even later. That said, it is drinking quite well right now! The watery mid-palate has fleshed out a bit and the aggressive fruit has subsided, leaving a flavorful well-balanced wine. Still not much here in the way of complexity, but at this price point I'm very impressed. Amazing QPR.
Agree with recent positive reviews. Great QPR for the money I paid ($12 per bottle) and this was the first of three. Very pleasant and smooth bottle with pretty great fruit. It could easily have a price tag 2-3 times retail and I would have still likely been pleased. I can see why WS liked it.
Significantly approved over the last 2 years. Recommend holding until 2016, which is end of window here. Never reached the lofty 91 scores by some critics, IMO. Fruit still there, tannins have relaxed a bit, heat mellowed.
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(M. Chapoutier Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila-Haut) Nearly opaque red violet color; reduction, serious barnyard nose; reduction, barnyard, very tart plum palate with medium acidity; medium finish
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