Devaux Stenope 2012


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Champagne, France
96 points


It all commenced with an extraordinary rendezvous between Champagne and the Rhone Valley, converging upon shared values of open-mindedness and a profound respect for terroir. This serendipitous encounter sparked a bold vision — the creation of a Champagne that is not only rare but brimming with character; a masterpiece that authentically encapsulates the essence of a single, unique year. This visionary concept, dedicated to capturing the epitome of a season, serves as the inspiration behind the name Stenope.

Always a vintage, Stenope emerges as the exquisite outcome of a meticulous and distinctive fusion of black and white grape varieties: the iconic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, both synonymous with the Champagne tradition. Guided by the expert hand of Cellar Master Michel Parisot, the grapes are thoughtfully handpicked from his preferred vineyard plots. This unwavering attention to detail persists through the grape pressing, vinification — a significant portion of which unfolds in barrels — and the delicate "prise de mousse" stage, culminating in an extensive bottle aging process.

The olfactory journey of Stenope is an indulgent symphony, unveiling notes of pure bliss such as vanilla, brioche, warm bread, praline, along with hints of lemon, zest, and candied delights. On the palate, it unfolds as a fresh and refined experience, boasting the characteristic body and intensity inherent to the vintage. The harmonious interplay of lemon, bergamot, citrus zest, and toasty nuances creates a delightful tension. A protracted finish, adorned with chocolate undertones, completes this sensory odyssey. Stenope emerges as the impeccable amalgamation of generosity, ripeness, and freshness — truly the "blessed" vintage.


96 points
Ken Gargett

Great intensity & complexity here. Excellent length & serious depth of flavor. There are notes of hazelnuts & hints of plum & stonefruit. This is cracking champagne which is drinking superbly now but still has many years ahead.

94 points

Roasted-almond, apricot-tart, croissant, lemon and sourdough notes with tangy acidity and fine bubbles. Bright and saline on the palate, with a beautiful interplay of sharp citrus and pastry notes. Vibrant finish. Drink or hold.


Cork, cage and foil
Serving Temp.
8-10 °C
Food pairing

Tasting Profile

Elegant & fine nose with floral, white fruit & citrus notes followed by chocolate & roasted almond notes.
On the palate creamy notes supported by lemon zest & bergamot, with slightly candied fruits, brioche and warm bread.

Devaux Stenope 2012

Devaux Stenope 2012

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