This outstanding wine is a Morrell Exclusive.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 90-91
"From Grenache with a bit of Carignan and roughly one-third matured in larger cask, the Bila-Haut 2009 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages Lesquerde L'Esquerda is grown on granitic soil in the town - high up above the Agly and west of Maury - for which it is named, and where Chapoutier has taken-on considerable acreage. Due to have been bottled in May, it is redolent of fennel, bracken, arbor vitae, and cinnamon ... ripe purple plum and blueberry that lusciously saturate the palate. Low-toned suggestions of carob and walnut add counterpoint to the herbal and fruit intensity exhibited in a strong, penetrating finish ..."
Wine Spectator (WS): 91
"Powerful and complex, with pepper and iron notes behind the dark currant, wild plum and dried raspberry flavors. Mineral and slate linger on the muscular finish, with hints of smoke and mint. Drink now through 2019."