July 12, 2011

Devaux Champagne tasting

At the end of June it was time for the last tasting in the cellar before the summer, and what better grand final than to taste Devaux Champagne.

Devaux Grand Reserve Brut
Wonderful fruity maturity from the Pinot Noir grapes and and from the Chardonnay grapes a fresh and lacy edge

Devaux Blanc de Noirs Brut
Butterscotch and almond in the nose with a powerful palate mature pears, baked apples, aniseed and spice on the finish. An old favourite of mine and still as good as I remembered it.

Devaux Millésimé Brut 2002
Quite a powerful nose of quince paste and ripe figs. The palate is simultaneously full, fine, smooth and perfumed, following through to a long finish.

L'Ultra D de Devaux Brut
On the nose still fresh, with notes of hazelnuts and spice. On the palate the Pinot Noir fruit shine through with hints of ripe pear and more hazelnut. A long and very fresh finish. Almost too fresh for my taste.

La Cuvée D de Devaux Brut
The nose recalls candied orange zest with spicy, buttery notes. Tiny red fruit nuances appear on the palate with toasted bread, coffee and vanilla notes. The finish is long and complex.

La Rosé D de Devaux Brut
The nose is very fresh with some red fruit notes and a few aniseed aromas followed by hazelnut. On the palate it combines elegance and roundness while remaining fresh. There are also notes of apricot, orange and liquorice notes. A new favourite perfect for celebrating an afternoon wedding.

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