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2009 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"This excellent estate, which produces a very good sweet Beaumes de Venise, does an even better job with their Cotes du Rhone-Villages Beaumes de Venise, a three-fourths Grenache / one-fourth Syrah blend aged in foudre. The 2009 exhibits Provencal pepper, lavender and roasted herb notes intermixed with black currants, black cherries, truffles and spice. It is a medium to full-bodied, traditionally styled Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts

2013 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 86-89 PTS - WA

wa89"Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2013 Beaumes de Venise (65% Grenache and 35% Syrah that’s aged all in concrete) is a pretty, perfumed and Provençal effort that gives up plenty of peppery herbs, dark fruits and garrigue. Medium-bodied and nicely balanced on the palate, with solid underlying acidity, it’s quite good and should drink nicely on release, with a solid 3-4 years of prime drinking. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #216, January 2015), 86-89 pts

2016 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"If I had some concerns about how the 2015 would turn out, I've no question regarding the quality of the 2016 Beaumes de Venise, undoubtedly one of the top wines of the appellation. Complex aromas of flowering thyme, lavender and bay leaf join cracked pepper, roasted meat and red raspberries in this tank-aged blend of 70% Grenache (including a small proportion of Grenache Blanc), 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. Full-bodied, silky in texture, with a long, vibrant, pepper and berry-laden finish, it should drink well for more than a decade. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (October 2018), 93 pts

2016 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 94 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Alive with peppery freshness and herbal bitters, rosemary and thyme. Full-bodied, very fresh and lively on the palate, with sculpted fruit and tannin, and a discreet bitter saline twist on the finish. It's very well balanced, and deeply savoury and herbal. Drinking Window 2019 - 2026"
- Decanter (October 2017), 94 pts

2017 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 94 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Aged for 10-12 months in stainless steel, this has intense juniper and rosemary notes on the very rounded and savoury palate. The tannins are robust but ripe and will need time to settle, and the acidity is fierce. It's very powerful but balanced overall, retaining freshness. An impressive wine with tremendous focus and seething energy. Another excellent vintage for one of the best value wines in the southern Rhône. Drinking Window 2022 - 2028"
- Decanter (November 2018), 94 pts

2018 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 90 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"This appellation, located just south of Gigondas, always produced a Provençal, spicy wine and the 2018 Beaumes De Venise is no exception, showing a ruby/purple hue, notes of herbes de Provence, ground pepper, and garrigue, loads of raspberry and blackberry fruits, medium-bodied richness, and a great finish. It’s an undeniably delicious, balanced, gulpable beauty to enjoy over the coming 3-5 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 90 pts

2019 Domaine des Bernardins Beaumes de Venise Rouge - 93 PTS - DECANTER

decanter logo 250"Immediately interesting on the nose, the herbs and flowers come first, thyme and lavender, then the raspberry fruit. Medium-bodied, good sense of freshness and definition to the fruit and structure, with good acidity and crispness of flavor. Fresh, savory, delicious. Great value. 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 6% Marsanne, 5% Mourvèdre, 4% Grenache Blanc, no destemming. Drinking Window 2021 - 2028 - Matt WALLS"
- Decanter (October 5th 2020), 93 pts