Deutz Cuvee William Deutz Rosé Brut Millesime

A triumph of a sensational vintage, a wine of impressive depth of fruit concentration of black cherries, cherry kernel, anise, vanilla, even plum pudding, yet at every instant graceful and restrained, holding impeccable freshness and primary purity even at more than a decade of age. A wine of incredible detail and lingering poise. I have tasted this wine in both Australia and Champagne recently, and it is never anything less than magnificent in its grand proportions yet faultless expression of the focused energy and deep-set minerality that characterise 2002.