Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years.
The most “classical” of the Deutz cuvees is far from mundane. The three different champagne grapes are blended in equal and unchanging proportions, ensuring it shows perfect harmony. Its golden color scintillates in the glass, with a fine stream of bubbles rising gracefully to the surface. The first impressions on the nose are mellow and reminiscent of acacia flowers, confectionery, Reinette apples and brioche. The wine then gains in volume and its silky texture reveals a successful balance between the freshness of Chardonnay, t he fruitiness and structure of Pinot Noir and a touch of vinosity from the Pinot Meunier.
Sweetness varies from very dry to medium-sweet. Their rich fruitiness is typically balanced with a crisp acidity. Ideal for toasts, socialising and buffets, or to accompany shellfish, fish and vegetable dishes.
An enlivening aperitif style with a lively mousse and floral aromas, while the palate immediately springs into life with a penetrating line of fresh, floral fruit jostling with citrus and chalky notes; fine-boned, harmonious.
Decanter 91 points
Krug Grande Cuvée Is The Archetype Of Krug’s Philosophy Of Craftsmanship And Savoir Faire: A Blend Of More Than 120 Wines From Ten Or More Different Years.
Its Exceptional Finesse Is The Result Of A Stay Of At Least Another Six Years In The Cellars. Around Twenty Years Are Needed To Craft Each Bottle Of Krug Grande Cuvée: The First Prestige Champagne Re-Created Each Year, Beyond The Very Notion Of Vintage.
Pale straw in colour with a fine mousse; defined aromas of apple, pear, citrus and fresh baked bread; the palate is extra-dry and medium body with lovely replay of flavours from the nose with a mineral note on a clean finish.
This fine champagne is a blend of 40 carefully selected crus from the Champagne region. It is made up of three grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and about one-third Chardonnay. This subtle blend is then aged in the Pommery cellars for about three years in order to develop its full aroma. Fresh and vivacious, with a supple, fruity finish. A composition that is light yet well-structured and full of charm.
Taittinger Brut yellow color is both pale and bright. A strong effervescence along with profuse bubbles create a dense froth line. The nose first combines a mineral character and fermentation aromas of breadcrumbs. Then a fine, intense and sweet fruit bouquet reveals aromas of lemon fruit paste, tangerine candy and a floral hint of acacia honey. The first impression is fruity on the palate, both crisp and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, well-bodied and smooth with pink grapefruit flavors. The finale note is lively, persistent, generous and complex. In spite of being quite young, Taittinger Brut already shows an outstanding balance between refinement, elegance and delicacy. Its pervasive freshness suggests a great ageing potential.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label manages to reconcile two opposing factors – strength and silkiness – and to hold them in perfect balance with aromatic intensity and a lot of freshness. This consistent power to please makes it ideal as an aperitif, and perfect as the Champagne to enjoy with a meal. WS
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