White - Sparkling

N.V. Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Brut Grande Réserve

Champagne Blend

  • France
  • Champagne
Drink between 2015 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • forceberry wrote: 90 points

    November 6, 2019 - 12% alcohol, dosage 8-10 g/l. Tasted blind.

    Youthful pale yellow-green color. Ripe, nuanced and juicy nose with aromas of golden apples, some creamy custard tones, a little bit of sweet yellow fruits, light buttery tones and a hint of vanilla custard. In one hand the nose feels quite a bit like a crowdpleaser, but on the other hand, enjoyably nuanced and attractive. The wine is ripe, medium-to-moderately full-bodied and juicy on the palate with flavors of ripe citrus fruits, some honeyed richness, a little bit of spicy red apple, light cherry tones, a hint of leesy yeast and a touch of chalky minerality. The sweetness of the dosage peeks a little bit underneath the high acidity. The mousse feels ample, rich and quite persistent. The finish is long, ripe and balanced with clean flavors of ripe citrus fruits, some golden apple, a little bit of leesy creaminess, light chalky mineral tones, a hint of apple peel bitterness and a touch of yeast.

    A fruity and solid Champagne. Perhaps a bit crowdpleaser in style without too much complexity, but the pieces are all there and they fit together pretty seamlessly. Nothing thrilling, just a nice, balanced and approachable Champagne that holds still potential to develop further in a cellar. Terrific value at 24€ from the cellar door, but offers still good QPR at the retail price of 43,90€.

  • FransS wrote: 87 points

    October 11, 2019 - Friendly, firm taste, firm acidity, pure; give it a year in the bottle to soften.

  • NickBurwood wrote: 88 points

    December 19, 2018 - Tuttons, Covent Garden for sibling lunch. Limited notes.
    Lots of steely minerality and pinot bitterness, the fruit was a little overwhelmed but pleasant enough as a light by-the-glass apéritif house champers.
    More bottle age needed? 88?+

  • FransS wrote: 88 points

    October 13, 2018 - As usual, juicy, good acidity, has persistence in the aftertaste.

  • Harley1199 wrote:

    September 1, 2018 - Affordable Champagne for Summer; 8/1/2018-9/2/2018 (España - Spain): Another champagne that would need more years in the cellar. Too young right now. Unbalanced between acidity and bitterness. I would wait. Have to recognise I got fatigued palate. € 27. Dosage: 9 g / l

    Otro champán que necesitaría más años en bodega. Demasiado joven ahora mismo. Desequilibrado entre acidez y amargor. Yo esperaría. Tengo que reconocer que a estas alturas ya padezco un poco del síndrome de "paladar fatigado". 27€. Azúcar: 9 g/l

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/25/2013 (link) 88 points

    (NV Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Brut Grande Réserve) Light yellow color with few, tiny bubbles; yeasty, vanilla nose; yeasty, almond, very tart pear palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay; 2008 base with 20-25% reserve; 50% aged in oak, 50% stainless steel; 8-9 grams dosage) medium-plus finish 88+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/26/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Veuve A. Devaux Champagne Brut Grande Réserve) Light yellow color with very tiny, languorous bubbles; lovely, lifted, tart citrus, pear, yeasty, tart peach nose; tasty, tart peach, citrus, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay)


  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2009 (link) 15.5 points

    (NV Devaux Grande Réserve) This is two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay. It has a nice, peachy nose, with a hint of smoke. Rather full and quite rich at the start, creamy, with soft acidity. It has a nice flesh, the highest point of definition coming from the rather sharp mousse. A good, easy-drinking wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Veuve A. Devaux
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Grande Réserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 3277760307015, 3277760509983, 3277761312193, 3277765969379, 3277768869379

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 215 (34%)
  • Consumed 411 (66%)

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