Opening with a brilliant golden-yellow hue and a gentle stream of tiny bubbles, the 2001 DVX is complex, rich and nicely balanced. Toasted brioche with a hint of oak spice greet you on the nose, followed by green apple, ripe peaches and fresh raspberry on the palate. A lovely vanilla creaminess on the mid palate ends with a lingering, refreshig finish. Overall, it balances complexity and power with an elegan finesse in the signature DVX style.
"A gorgeous, Champagne-like sparkling wine. As good as the 2000, it's rich and silky, with a very fine mousse and rich citrus and yeast flavors. Needs time. Give it at least five or six years in the bottle, if you can keep your hands off. "
"A delicately complex sparkling wine, building power and richness. Aromas of Asian pear, toasty spice and laom lead to layered lemon curd, hazelnut and brioche flavors that balance crisp acidity with a luscious texture. Drink now through 2014. "