Deutz "Brut Classic" Champagne

SKU #100134 91 points Wine Spectator

 A bright, creamy and well-knit Champagne, with a smoke-tinged, minerally underpinning and flavors of lemon meringue pie, biscuit and candied ginger. The spiced finish lingers. Drink now through 2019. (AN)  (11/2016)

90 points Connoisseurs Guide

 A full complement of toasty, autolyzed yeast moves to center stage here, yet this creamy, finely bubbled offering comes with a quiet undercurrent of mildly apple-like fruit as well. The result is a fairly friendly, moderately rich, easy-to-taste Brut that, while properly dry, is not in the least austere, and, when measured against its many non-vintaged Champenoise cousins, it proves to be a bit more complete than most. It is a solid, well-conceived Brut that will not disappoint.  (12/2016)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Based on 2012 and 45% reserve wines of 2011 and a bit of 2010, the white-golden colored NV Brut Classic is very clear and elegant on the nose; it offers bright fruit aromas and fresh lemon flavors, along with herbal aromas. Light, pure and finesse-full on the palate, this is a pretty mineral and refreshing cuvée with good substance in the finish. A delicious aperitif. (SR)  (6/2016)

Jancis Robinson

 Mid gold with tiny bubbles. Very firm and satisfying. Savoury and spreads across the palate. This is full bodied enough to drink with food, I'd have thought. Very substantial without being at all heavy.  (10/2016)

K&L Notes

Located in the world-famous village of Aÿ at the base of the chalky Montagne de Reims. On the nose, the wine is rich with yeasty, bready notes. One the palate, the initial impression is of red fruits which then turns into crisp citrus and honey notes. The finish is crisp and clean.

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Staff Image By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/7/2015 | Send Email
This great house, located in Ay, is owned by the Roederer group but has a style all of its own. If you love the big, broad Pinot Noir wines of Champagne, this is for you. The wine has a good amount of toast, plenty of richness and finishes dry

Staff Image By: Kyle Kurani | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/30/2011 | Send Email
I recently tasted this at our Champagne event and was pleasantly suprised by the balance and concentration of this wine. A balanced blend with richness and stone fruit notes as well and a very full mouth feel.

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Other White Wines

Country:

France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12