Deutz Brut Rose 2006
from Champagne, France
ratings pedigree (past vintages):
A sparkling and delicate appearance, with a delightful copper color and fine bubbles, magnified by a fine frothy bead.
On the nose, the vine has the courtesy to insinuate, rather than force itself on you. From the basket of soft fruit on offer, you will immediately appreciate the aromatic elegance of the flower, before becoming aware of the flesh and the taste.
The attack is that of a youthful yet extremely well-educated wine. It introduces itself gently and politely before then displaying its personality and rightfully staking a claim to a place amongst the best born wines of its generation.
The tone of the pinot noir grapes profiles a delightfully complex mix of cherry, strawberry and blackberry.
Suspended between the lace of the flower and the full vinosity, the champagne confirms, at this stage, the olfactory sensation. There is proof that the harvest was managed perfectly. The finish is in unison: delightful, very racy.
Bearing in mind its noble birth, its potential for laying down is certain. It would certainly find a place in a remote corner of the cellar... but why? We already consider it wonderful today: a fine gift to offer, and to share. It is a pleasure to savor.
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"The 2006 Brut Rose is a gorgeous wine endowed with an expressive bouquet suggestive of roses, spices, minerals and crushed berries. It possesses wonderful richness, depth and clarity in a cool, beguiling style. The Brut Rose can be enjoyed today, although I am curious to see how it develops in the coming years. It is a huge over-achiever in its price range. The 2006 Brut Rose is mostly Pinot Noir, of which 8% is still wine, plus a dash of Chardonnay, from the villages of Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Bouzy, Verzenay and Ambonnay. It is a serious rose from Deutz. This is Lot: LR110D08810, disgorged March 29, 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright yellow-gold. Potent, spice-accented aromas of pear, nectarine, honey and chamomile, with a smoky overtone. Bright and focused on the palate, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors underscored by chalky minerality. The floral note comes back on the finish, which shows excellent focus and energy."
International Wine Cellar
"Youthful, tart wild berry flavors mark this pale pink rose. It's brisk, and while the fruit is still a bit primary, the flavors finish with an intriguing limestone earthiness that lends sophistication. Enjoy this as a young wine with roast duck."
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