Joe Czerwinski I The Wine Advocate I November 2020
AOC Beaumes-de-Venise 2019 vintage
Chateau La Croix Des Pins • Beaumes-de-Venise • Les Contreforts de Montmirail 2019 (90-93 POINTS)
"The 2019 Beaumes de Venise les Contreforts de Montmirail comes across as slightly more powerful and dense than the 2018, with plummier fruit flavors, ample weight on the full-bodied palate and a ripe, creamy mouthfeel. Whether it will showcase the same levels of nuance and elegance as previous vintages remains to be seen."
AOC Beaumes-de-Venise 2018 vintage
Chateau La Croix Des Pins • Beaumes-de-Venise • Les Contreforts de Montmirail 2018 (91 POINTS)
"A tank-aged blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2018 Beaumes de Venise les Contreforts de Montmirail is a full bodied yet silky offering, bursting with red berries and cherries. Garrigue and mocha notes offer complexity, bringing a welcome savory element into play on the long finish, which manages to be simultaneously mouthwatering and gently dusty."
"This organic red wine in AOP Beaumes de Venise is a generous wine with black and red fruits aromas with notes of scrubland."