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January 21, 2015

Champagne Paul Déthune tasting

Tasting of Champagne Paul Déthune at Hong Kong Wine Vault.  Pierre and Sophie Déthune presented their range.

Paul Déthune Brut en magnum - yeasty nose, a little toast, a little floral, a little ripe on the palate, with perhaps some marmalade.

Paul Déthune Brut Rosé - sweeter on the nose, with raspberry notes and a hint of oak.  Love that caramelized nose.

Paul Déthune Blanc de Noirs - sweeter than I expected, very ripe and round on the palate.  Caramelized nose, a little toasty.  Finish was a little dry and bitter.

Paul Déthune Cuvée Prestige Princesse des Thunes - very round and soft on the palate, with notes of wax and apricots.

2005 Paul Déthune - a little toasty on the edges, with lemon citrus notes.  Lively on the palate with good acidity balance.

2004 Paul Déthune - a little ripe with marmalade notes, caramelized, sweet nose.  Very nice and soft on the palate.

2002 Paul Déthune - first whiff of the nose was a little pungent, caramelized like sugar cane, a little more punchy, yeasty, savory and mineral on the nose.  Acidity was a little high.

Paul Déthune Cuvée à l'Ancienne - nose was also caramelized, a little oaky, flinty, slightly yeasty.  Lovely acidity balance here with a long finish.

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