This is the haute de gamme cuvée of the Maison - 65 Pinot Noir, 35 Chardonnay and 10 Pinot Meunier - as well as the tribute to William, co-founder, with Pierre-Hubert Geldermann, of Deutz in 1838.
Bright gold, intense and crystal clear.
The nose, fine and slightly evolved, becomes slowly expressive, revealing a noble bouquet and great complexity. Attacks the fruit, ripe, white and yellow, with granny apple and quince, peach walnut, pear and apricot, embellished with floral touches of lily and jasmine.
Absolutely no spin, but giving time and leaving him climbing up a blade temperature, comes another wave of aromas: candied citrus peel - orange and grapefruit - roasting and truffles notes, almond, an heady saffron and some notes camphor even, with minerality still compressed.
The mouth is layered and full of charm, with very fine bubbles, creamy, and retraces, symmetrically, the olfactory path.
The attack is souple and large, with perfectly blending aromas. The sip maintains an evolved attitude, resulting in fruit confit expression, nevertheless still clearly opposed by taut acidity.
A balanced harmony between structure and finesse, closes a drink from the long lasting aroma, with mushrooms, coffee, saffron and a touch of salt references.
I wish you happy 2015!