M. Chapoutier, the first house of wine to add braille to their labels and one of my go to wine brands. Their M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014 was no exception to the reasons for my singing this wineries praise.

M. Chapoutier produces wines made from the grapes harvested from vineyards throughout the Rhône region primarily, and of late now have a presence a plethora of new world regions.  Nonetheless, this variety undoubtedly aids in the wines they produce. Reds are often complex and wonderful on the mouth and the whites a well-balanced and refreshing treat.  To sum it up, the house of Chapoutier says it all:

The family motto “Fac et Spera” – do and hope – says it all.
Two words that sum up all the patience and daring that this art demands: patience in relation to nature which presides; daring for the winemaker, who observes, chooses and assists.
The wine will be the faithful expression of this alchemy.

M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014

On colour, M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem 2014  holds a ruby hue. On the nose, leather, strawberry,  peach, and soil are present. On the palate, strawberry again makes an appearance,  along with apricot, refined tannins, some mineral, and ending acidity. This is another fantastic red blend from M. Chapoutier.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $25.95

We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5