2002 Cuvée William Deutz

Wonderfully fresh and lifted in style, yet with Deutz’s distinctive depth of flavour, this is a Champagne of real style and substance. The nose is beautifully complex – think walking into a French Patisserie - whilst the palate exudes elegance and class, with toasty, creamy, apply flavours wonderfully balanced by an elegant structure and excellent acidity. This was only disgorged this year, and 12 years on the lees have endowed this wine with intricacy and intensity in spades. Outstanding!

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£105.60
Bottle
From a client
Report
6 available
£146.01

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Grape
    62% Pinot Noir
    27% Chardonnay
    11% Pinot Meunier
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2024
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2002 Cuvée William Deutz

TASTING NOTES

Predominantly made from Pinot Noir with Chardonnay and a little bit of Pinot Meunier, the 2002 Cuvée William Deutz Brut Millésimé is another highlight of the estate, if not the appellation. The bouquet of this Millésime is bright, very clear, fresh, aromatic and complex, whereas on the palate this is the quintessence of finesse, subtlety, purity and elegance. Sure, this is a structured wine, but it is made like a perfectly shaped antique Greek statue or a jewel. Everything here is perfectly interwoven and nothing stands out except the whole composition, which is perfectly balanced. The bouquet shows finest caramel and spicy oak notes along with white flowers and fine fruit flavors, whereas the palate of this medium-bodied and linear wine is firmly structured, fresh and absolutely delicate. The finish is pure and elegant, as well as complex and long. I would drink this outstanding champagne for its own merits.

Stephan Reinhardt, robertparker.com (October 2015)
96/100