Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2012

Vintage Sparkling Wine from Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, France
WA 94
AG 94
JS 93
WE 93
JG 92
12.0% ABV
Item # 702529

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$79.95
Reg $99.95
List $118.00
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750ml
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94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "A worthy successor to the super 2008, Delamotte's 2012 Blanc de Blancs is performing very well—despite the fact that it was disgorged as recently as June 2019. Opening in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, dried white flowers, smoke and wheat toast, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a bright girdle of acidity, well-integrated dosage and a fine mousse, the muscularity of the vintage rendered with uncommon finesse. While this is quite expressive for such a recently disgorged vintage Delamotte, the rewards of even only a few years' patience will be considerable. Drink: 2020-2040. (Aug 2019)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Delamotte’s 2012 Brut Vintage is rich, creamy and super-expressive. This is only the second vintage (the first was 2008) in which fruit from Oiry rounds out the classic core of Le Mesnil, Oger and Cramant that forms the backbone of the Vintage. Dried pear, white flowers, chamomile and mint are some of the notes that grace this exquisite understated Blanc de Blancs. The 2012 offers terrific depth and textural resonance in a creamy, expressive style that captures the radiant personality of the year and the understated, quiet voice that is such a Delamotte signature. Drink: 2020-2037. (Jul 2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "A beautiful and rich blanc de blancs with cooked-apple and lemon aromas and flavors and just the right amount of lemon tart and pie crust. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

93 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$118 list] Since the house is based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on the Côte des Blancs, it is hardly surprising that this vintage wine is pure Chardonnay. It is relatively young and tight, with crisp citrus shot through by tangy acidity. Drink from 2022. (Dec 2019)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a truly beautiful example of this high quality vintage. The refined and very complex nose wafts from the glass in a classy blend of pear, apple, almond, brioche, chalky minerality and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and still quite youthfully structured, with a fine girdle of acidity, elegant mousse, excellent length and grip and a very promising, snappy finish. This is certainly drinkable today, but it is a puppy and really needs three to five years in the cellar to fully blossom and start to drink with generosity. It is going to age very nicely and will be a first rate example of Blanc de Blancs for at least two or three decades. 2019-2050. (Sep/Oct 2019)"
94+ points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "A worthy successor to the super 2008, Delamotte's 2012 Blanc de Blancs is performing very well—despite the fact that it was disgorged as recently as June 2019. Opening in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, dried white flowers, smoke and wheat toast, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a bright girdle of acidity, well-integrated dosage and a fine mousse, the muscularity of the vintage rendered with uncommon finesse. While this is quite expressive for such a recently disgorged vintage Delamotte, the rewards of even only a few years' patience will be considerable. Drink: 2020-2040. (Aug 2019)"

94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Delamotte’s 2012 Brut Vintage is rich, creamy and super-expressive. This is only the second vintage (the first was 2008) in which fruit from Oiry rounds out the classic core of Le Mesnil, Oger and Cramant that forms the backbone of the Vintage. Dried pear, white flowers, chamomile and mint are some of the notes that grace this exquisite understated Blanc de Blancs. The 2012 offers terrific depth and textural resonance in a creamy, expressive style that captures the radiant personality of the year and the understated, quiet voice that is such a Delamotte signature. Drink: 2020-2037. (Jul 2019)"

93 points James Suckling: "A beautiful and rich blanc de blancs with cooked-apple and lemon aromas and flavors and just the right amount of lemon tart and pie crust. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful. Drink now. (9/2/19)"

93 points and 'Cellar Selection,' Wine Enthusiast: "[$118 list] Since the house is based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on the Côte des Blancs, it is hardly surprising that this vintage wine is pure Chardonnay. It is relatively young and tight, with crisp citrus shot through by tangy acidity. Drink from 2022. (Dec 2019)"

92 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The 2012 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a truly beautiful example of this high quality vintage. The refined and very complex nose wafts from the glass in a classy blend of pear, apple, almond, brioche, chalky minerality and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and still quite youthfully structured, with a fine girdle of acidity, elegant mousse, excellent length and grip and a very promising, snappy finish. This is certainly drinkable today, but it is a puppy and really needs three to five years in the cellar to fully blossom and start to drink with generosity. It is going to age very nicely and will be a first rate example of Blanc de Blancs for at least two or three decades. 2019-2050. (Sep/Oct 2019)"
Product SKU 702529
Producer Delamotte
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Vallée de la Marne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Blanc de Blancs
Vintage 2012
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 12.0%
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