The 60% Pinot Noir/40% Chardonnay mix gives this a bready flavour with some lemon bite. The ‘Collection D’ shows off the best of Devaux production and this is a respectable offering. Lengthy time on the lees grants it a more substantial body than the average Grand Marques.
National Day Dinner (Kome, Keppel Club): This is Devaux's top of the range NV. Rather nice too, but I thought it was shaded by the cheaper Laurent Perrier 1999. Majority Pinot Noir with this wine. Lovely nose, with interlaced mineral, chalk and lemon. A touch of heat on the palate, but otherwise very nice too, with more mineral flavours along with ripe lemon, lime and yeast moving into a well-lengthed finish with a nice seam of mineral interplayed with yeasty notes. Seemed very young - some time in the bottle would do this some good.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.
(NV Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Ultra D Extra Brut Cuvée) Light yellow color with tiny bubbles; yeasty, tart pear, tart apple nose; very tasty, yeasty, tart pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points
NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous and RJonWine.com.