2002 Cuvée William Deutz

Already quite open, the 2002 Cuvée William Deutz is delicious. There is ripeness and concentration to the nose, with biscuity notes and toffee apples, whilst the palate has exoticism balanced perfectly with hedgerow fruit, a wonderful mineral texture, and a super-refined structure. This is very impressive indeed: outstanding in magnum.

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Magnum
From a client
3 available
£305.66

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Champagne, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2025
  • Colour
    White
  • Style
    Sparkling
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
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