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Powerful nose, rich and complex, that shows aromas reminiscent of baked apples, together with light and pleasant hints of preserved ginger and nutmeg, amongst others.
The entry is crisp and the wine then develops considerable finesse, also revealing delicate flavors of sultanas that evoke the charms of a sunny place.
With its deliciously rich and savory finish, the Cuvée William Deutz 1998 gives one the impression of a wine that has opened up fairly rapidly, showing a full range of secondary aromas that are usually found in Champagnes that have been aged for a longer period.
"Fresh bakery aromas with notes of orange marmalade, caramel and peach. Candied apricot flavors laced
with an attractive blend of brioche, almond and charred oak nuances. There is a youthful tartness in the
finish that is balanced by a lingering mix of cream and autolysis."
The Wine News
"A top wine in the Deutz range, packed with maturing richness, balancing fresh grapefruits against toasted almonds, an elegant structure, and an impressive power of flavor, leaving a dense mouthful of wine that manages to float at the same time."
"The 1998 Cuvee William Deutz flows from the glass with compelling layers of flowers, apricots, succulent pears, minerals and smoke. This Champagne offers a gorgeous combination of mineral-driven freshness with a richly-textured core of fruit. The Cuvee William Deutz should continue to drink beautifully for at least another decade."
The Wine Advocate
"Light yellow. Smoky orange, lemon pith and date aromas are complicated by pungent herbs, minerals and dried flowers. Fleshy, impressively pliant and deep, offering concentrated orchard and pit fruit flavors, chewy texture and a whiplash of dusty minerals on the finish. I suspect that this impressively taut wine will continue to gain weight and power for at least a decade."
International Wine Cellar
Nestled into the slopes of the famous vineyards of Aÿ,
France, are the picturesque stone buildings of Champagne Deutz, founded a
century and a half ago (1838) by William Deutz and Pierre-Hubert Geldermann.
The two immigrants from Napoleonic Prussia - Geldermann, a Champagne salesman,
and Deutz, a negociant - opened an office with no vineyards. The cuvees were
bought sur...Read More About Deutz
Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...Read More About Champagne
Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines
Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection.
Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne,
so they do not produce a wine every year and have no
What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...Read More About Vintage
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