Paul Dethune

Grand Cru Brut Champagne Blend

9.284 ratings
9.241 pro ratings
Ambonnay, Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Tracy Hall

Granny Smith Apple and a clean finish. Nice!

Granny Smith Apple and a clean finish. Nice!

Dec 21st, 2019
Jay Kline

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Champagne may be the best wine pairing with the traditional Thanksgiving meal and this NV from Paul Dethune was sublime. Pulled from the fridge and opened about 30min prior. Straw colored with an impressive mousse. About as affable as they come with a bouquet of white peaches, magnolia blooms and a whiff of brioche. On the palate it was stone fruits, citrus and minerals. Every bite of the meal begged for another sip and every sip begged for another bite. What a delight.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Champagne may be the best wine pairing with the traditional Thanksgiving meal and this NV from Paul Dethune was sublime. Pulled from the fridge and opened about 30min prior. Straw colored with an impressive mousse. About as affable as they come with a bouquet of white peaches, magnolia blooms and a whiff of brioche. On the palate it was stone fruits, citrus and minerals. Every bite of the meal begged for another sip and every sip begged for another bite. What a delight.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Nicholas Livingston

A stunning Grand Cru blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from Ambonnay on Montagne de Reims and full of tart cherries, red currants, red plums, a punchy minerality, and above it all a wisp of blooming anise.

A stunning Grand Cru blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from Ambonnay on Montagne de Reims and full of tart cherries, red currants, red plums, a punchy minerality, and above it all a wisp of blooming anise.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2014
Tracy Hall

Buttered croissant, Apple turnover nose. Rich mouthfeel with a long finish (think white burgundy)

Buttered croissant, Apple turnover nose. Rich mouthfeel with a long finish (think white burgundy)

Nov 30th, 2016
Michael Smith

Much needed

Much needed

Jul 15th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.3

A small producer making 50,000 cases per year. Very creamy and rich on the palate 9 grams of residual

A small producer making 50,000 cases per year. Very creamy and rich on the palate 9 grams of residual

May 15th, 2015
Christine Havens

This grower Champagne from Paul Dethune opens with pretty, almost coquettish aromas of alpine strawberry, cherry crumble, roses and the merest hint of earth. And while the Pinot stands out—it should it's 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay—prolific bubbles lead into an unexpectedly intense, tensile acid spine that arcs and releases into chalky repose. The finish is consistent with the nose, cherry skins, pink grapefruit and vanilla. Disgorged June 2014

This grower Champagne from Paul Dethune opens with pretty, almost coquettish aromas of alpine strawberry, cherry crumble, roses and the merest hint of earth. And while the Pinot stands out—it should it's 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay—prolific bubbles lead into an unexpectedly intense, tensile acid spine that arcs and releases into chalky repose. The finish is consistent with the nose, cherry skins, pink grapefruit and vanilla. Disgorged June 2014

Jan 23rd, 2015
M. Ventre

Very nice pinot noir based bubbles. Definitely displayed its grand cru roots.. Wifey's wine of the night..

Very nice pinot noir based bubbles. Definitely displayed its grand cru roots.. Wifey's wine of the night..

Jan 9th, 2015
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

What a way to toast Christmas with ones family. Very rich, toasty marzipan - creamy bubbles - very classy.

What a way to toast Christmas with ones family. Very rich, toasty marzipan - creamy bubbles - very classy.

Dec 26th, 2014
Matt Flick

Nothing short of outstanding. Superbly crafted - No poetry required.

Nothing short of outstanding. Superbly crafted - No poetry required.

Dec 15th, 2014