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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Deutz Blanc de Blancs 1998
Deutz Blanc de Blancs 1998
(search item no. 89252)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1995 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1993 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine has a pale gold color with sparkling reflections and a delicate, constant effervescence.

The nose has very refined aromas bringing to mind morning dew and springtime. It is tied together with subtle scents of lime flowers, acacia, hawthorn, and delicate fresh citrus fruit.

On the palate, the attack is fresh and straightforward. The wine develops the same notes as the nose, however there is a stronger presence of fruit and moderate mineral notes.

The finish is beautifully fresh, extending the pleasurable taste of this very elegant vintage.

Food Affinity: Preferably served as an aperitif, it pairs well with oysters, shellfish, sushi, lobster, and white fish. It also goes marvelously with grilled prawn salad and peas or seafood ravioli.

"The nose of Deutz's 1998 Blanc de Blancs brought to mind the sumptuously ripe and juicy Royal Riviera Pears produced and marketed by Oregon's Harry & David. Armed with superb richness and depth, this wine is Puligny-Montrachet-like in its glorious pear and floral flavors. Notes of toasty yeast appear in its exceptionally long, silky finish."
94 Points, Wine Advocate #162
Pierre Rovani

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About Deutz:

Since 1838, CHAMPAGNE DEUTZ, one of the oldest members of the former and prestigious Association of Grandes Marques, has been making champagnes of a distinctive style characterised by a perfect harmony of finesse, elegant vinosity and complexity. Sourcing from more 245 hectares (approx. 600 acres) of vineyards, amongst the finest of Champagne’s crus, as well as a rigorous selection of the choice bunches, allow Deutz to use only top quality grapes. The wines are slowly and carefully aged in the cool hush of the 3 kilometres of the House cellars which have been carved in the chalky soil of the famous historic village of Aÿ. The “DEUTZ trio Prestige” comprises three prestige cuvées, each with its very distinct personality. Cuvée William Deutz is made from the best pinots and chardonnays; Cuvée Amour de Deutz is composed uniquely of the finest chardonnays; finally there is Cuvée William Deutz Rosé. In each of these styles, Maison DEUTZ shows the full extent of its know-how and its attachment to precise, finely tuned wines. DEUTZ champagnes are distributed all over the world in first class restaurants, fine food shops and specialized wine shops.