“Candied fruits, meringue, attractive wine with a clean, dry and almost slightly firm finish which belies its 9.5 grams/litre dosage. Citrus flavours. Good balance, length and style – a serious NV. (Base vintage 2012. Disgorged January 2016. One-third of each of the 3 main grape varieties. About 40% reserve wine.)” – 90 Points, Huon Hooke.
“Deutz has gone on a spending spree since its acquisition by Roederer in 2000, with a new press house and winery. This is a blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay.
Yellow flowers and ripe spicy stone fruit are the leaders, providing line, length and balance, with a farewell of pink grapefruit.” – 94 Points, James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2017.
“Brut Classic is the barometer of Deutz, representing 80% of the volume of the house, and the house gives it first priority. But if any cracks develop in the wake of increasing production, they will surely appear here, and certainly in a season as shaky as 2010. To the contrary, quite remarkably, this is as good as I have seen this refreshing apéritif. It presents an angaging contrast between the racy tension of lemon and grapefruit, the presence and volume of red apple, pear and white peach, and the elegant complexity of bottle age nuances of nougat, anise, brioche and mixed spice. the vivacity and subtlety that define the signature of Deutz are upheld within a style of cream bread, well-integrated dosage and expressive, long-lingering chalk mineral texture.” – 9 Points, Tyson Stelzer.