Decanter 90 points – One of only a handful of Champagne houses that only use the first press juices, plus an unusually high percentage of reserve wines (approximately 40%), Deutz’s Brut Classic is a high quality NV Champagne. Pain grille aromas are followed by attractive fresh apple and brioche with good intensity and finesse. Vibrant and complex, with good persistence.
I was quite impressed with the wines I tasted from Deutz. I am not sure why, but Deutz has a much lower profile than the wines deserve. The straight vintage cuvees are terrific, while the flagship wines are that, and so much more. Personally, I am a big fan of the Deutz Roses, but all of these wines deserve attention. The Deutz style is best described as classic. Although the wines could perhaps use a little more distinctiveness, they are impeccably made and absolutely delicious. From Champagne: 2017 New Releases (Dec 2017) by Antonio Galloni