2002 Deutz Cuvee William



With an excellent 96 points and described by the Wine Advocate as a “jewel” and “a highlight of the estate, if not the appellation”, the 2002 Cuvee William from Deutz, a producer described by expert Richard Juhlin “one of my very favourite houses” is a very tempting buy at such an appealing price point.

 

A suave, rich cuvee that is beautifully built and intensely structured, this is a serious Champagne now armed with a score from the Wine Advocate that matches the likes of Dom Perignon and outscores Cristal. The best of the benchmark 2002 vintage are now in huge demand. A great year in this most prestigious of regions, the luxury cuvees such as this are highly-sought after and excellent to drink. Now well over a decade in age they are also becoming scarce with much drunk long ago. 

Size Availability? price? Qty
£1,441.00
£719.00

Average critic rating : 94.5 points

93

93

"Another open-knit, radiant wine, the 2002 Cuvée William Deutz is quite expressive today. Honey, almonds, dried pears, chamomile, mint and crushed flowers blossom effortlessly. There is plenty of vintage 2002 generosity, especially on the finish, where the wine offers notable richness, creaminess and unctuosity. Already a bit forward, with plenty of vintage's exoticism, the 2002 is probably best enjoyed over the next handful of years. The 2002 is 62% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ, Mareuil-sur Aÿ, Bouzy, Louvois and Ambonnay), 27% Chardonnay (mostly from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and 11% Pinot Meunier (from Peirry and Chatillon-sur-Marne)." (jul 2015) www.vinous.com Drink 2015-2020

96

96

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. Oct 15, www.robertparker.com

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