Wine Advocate(2007 Vintage) "From Grenache, Carignan, and Syrah planted in a mixture of gneiss, schist, and chalk, and vinified half each in tank and barrel (demi-muids as well as barriques), the 2007 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem smells of violets, toasted walnuts, cassis, licorice, rosemary, roasted meats, and sea breeze. The influence of Syrah - which, understandably, tends to be featured in slightly larger percentages in Bila-Haut wines than in most of Roussillon - is very much in eviden...
Wine Spectator(2008 Vintage) "Offers mocha and chocolate notes in this suave, full-bodied red. Quite creamy, with supple spicy notes that linger on the focused finish, backed up by a pretty array of fine tannins. Drink now through 2014. 10,000 cases made."