2006 Deutz Amour de Deutz Brut Millesime 1.5 L

Year: 2006
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 92
Wine Enthusiast: 94
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$299.95

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"A rich, vivacious Champagne, with toasted brioche and smoked walnut accents, this offers flavors of black cherry pâte de fruit, pickled ginger and poached apricot on a lively bead. Shows fine minerally cut to the lingering finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,900 cases made.–AN " (WS)

"The 2006 Amour de Deutz Brut Millésime is a bit reductive on the nose at the moment. On the palate, this is a round and elegant cuvée with ripe fruit aromas and a certain sweetness in the finish. It is well structured and concentrated, with a bigger body than 2008, but not its length and tension." (WA)

"The 2006 Amour de Deutz is fabulous, and also shows what the house can do in a strong vintage. A rich, powerful Blanc de Blancs, the 2006 boasts notable texture and breadth. Even with all of its intensity, the 2006 preserves considerable freshness. Brioche, spice and yellow stone fruit nuances meld into the resonant, creamy finish. Readers will have to give the 2006 at least a year or two in bottle, possibly more, as it is tightly wound and energetic to the core. Still, there is a lot to like in the wine's crisp, citrus-inflected notes and vibrant personality. The blend is 53% Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, 39% Avize and 8% Villers-Marmery." (VM)

"Showing much better than in my 2015 tasting, this has a bright and clean nose with plenty of lemons and peaches. The autolysis makes a fine showing, too. The palate's deeply flavored and has a mix of nectarine and lemon flavors; it's super clean, elegant and decently powerful to boot. Drink now. " (JS)

"Still very crisp and fruity with only a hint of maturity, this is a bright, apple- and citrus-driven wine. Light and stylish, it gets its generous minerality from the Chardonnay in the blend. While it's great now, it will be even better from 2018." (WE)