Olivier Dumaine

2017 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ Red

“Exuberantly fruity and redolent of smoke, spice and chocolate, this is a lavish but elegantly composed Syrah sourced from vines averaging over 50 years old. Matured 10 months in oak barrels (no new oak), it’s an open-knit, luscious wine layered with soft, chalky tannins that linger on the finish. At peak now–2025.” Anna Lee C. Iijima

   91 Points. Wine Enthusiasts Magazine. Jan 2021

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2018 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ blanc 

Marked yellow colour; the bouquet is buttery, accentuated on rich aromas of ripe fruits, pear in syrup, apricot juice prominent, with a sun-filled with raisin. The pallet is wide, very smoothly textured, unfurls a real sphere of abundance with fleshy content, an a rich bearing on the finish. Its length holds well. It ends neatly, and is up for paella, Mediterranean, garlic-based dishes. It’s convincing, stylish, well-made Crozes blanc.  Thru 2027-2029 

Johnathan Livingston-Learmoth. Drink Rhone. Nov 2019


2017 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ blanc

“ A barrel-fermented 80-20 blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc “La Croix du Verre” comes from the area around the commune of Larnage, known for its light-colored clays. Smoky, honeyed, with aromas reminiscent of grilled pear, this medium-bodied to full-bodied white is a beauty. Its roundness is accompanied by a silky texture and lingering grilled-fruit notes on the finish”

91 Points.  Wine Advocate Issue# 240.    Dec 2018

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2017 Saint Joseph

“Excellent layered bouquet of cherries and garrigue. Juicy yet structured with layers of black fruit, and a subtle streak of paprika. Savory and subtle with ripe and fine tannins, great length with a long finish.”

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