Duval-Leroy Femme 2000
Wine AdvocateThe 2000 Brut Femme de Champagne is a pretty, nuanced wine. Peaches, apricots, dried flowers and sweet spices are some of the notes that emerge from this textured, beautifully balance wine. The 2000 is quite open and accessible. The mid-weight structure and slightly advanced bouquet both suggest the wine is best enjoyed over the next 7-10 years, give or take. This is a lovely showing from Duval-Leroy. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018.
Wine SpectatorThe creamy mousse and racy acidity frame finely meshed hints of black licorice, Jonagold apple, white peach, honey and lemon zest in this bright, focused Champagne, which has a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2016.