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Delamotte Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV 375ml

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France
TCG 94
WA 93
F 93
AM 93
WS 92
JS 92
Item # 349166

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94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Avize; 7g/L dosage; 10% reserves; aged 4 years on lees; cork). Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is stunning in the great base vintages, but unfortunately it isn’t possible to ascertain this pre-purchase, as there’s some detective work required in removing the foil, decoding the disgorgement date from the cork and working backwards. Delamotte has captured the flattering and energetic mood of the 2013 base vintage in a compelling and enticing rendition of its NV blanc de blancs. The characteristic struck-flint reduction of the style makes way for crunchy lemon, fresh grapefruit and spicy white nectarine, set against a rising torrent of brioche and nougat. It confidently projects the majesty of its grand cru origins in great fruit presence, lively acid tension and, most of all, the spectacular, fine, frothing chalk mineral structure of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, concluding with fantastic harmony and persistence. The 2012 base presents gently creamy finesse with poised assurance and approachable grace. (2020-2021)"

93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The latest release of Delamotte's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs, the house's emblematic bottling, is once again showing very well, bursting with aromas of citrus zest, freshly baked bread, nougat, crisp stone fruit and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ample and pillowy, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's a seamless, elegant wine that concludes with a flavorful finish. Drink: 2022-2038. (Aug 2022)"

93 points Falstaff Guide: "Light yellow-green, silver reflections, fine mousseux. Delicate cookie, a hint of yellow peach, fresh apple touch, mineral undertones, some lime zest. Taut, pithy, tightly woven, integrated pomaceous fruit, finesse-rich acidity, very good persistence, shows length and potential. The ideal image of a chalky, mineral Blanc de Blancs.(L208492) (10/6/23)"

93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A wonderfully fresh, yeasty and quite citrus-inflected nose speaks of green apple and just a hint of petrol. The pure, intense and utterly delicious flavors carry plenty of aged yeast character that are supported by a firm but distinctly fine effervescence that also shapes the very dry but not austere finish. This is very blanc de blancs in style and offers excellent depth plus it's extremely stylish. For the record this is not a power Champagne but rather one of finesse and refinement. I very much like this plus it could be drunk now or aged for 5+ years if desired. Drink: now+. (Jan 2022)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[$91/750ml list] A graceful blanc de blancs, with racy, lemony acidity acting as a bright spine, backing flavors of poached apricot, biscuit, oyster shell and fresh thyme on a plushly creamy mousse. Drink now. 1,415 cases imported. (11/30/22)"

92 points James Suckling: "Baked-apple, light cream and vanilla aromas with some citrus, too. Full-bodied with candied-citrus and ginger character. Croissant undertones on the finish. Biscuit-like note, too. Drink or hold. (7/11/22)"
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94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Avize; 7g/L dosage; 10% reserves; aged 4 years on lees; cork). Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is stunning in the great base vintages, but unfortunately it isn’t possible to ascertain this pre-purchase, as there’s some detective work required in removing the foil, decoding the disgorgement date from the cork and working backwards. Delamotte has captured the flattering and energetic mood of the 2013 base vintage in a compelling and enticing rendition of its NV blanc de blancs. The characteristic struck-flint reduction of the style makes way for crunchy lemon, fresh grapefruit and spicy white nectarine, set against a rising torrent of brioche and nougat. It confidently projects the majesty of its grand cru origins in great fruit presence, lively acid tension and, most of all, the spectacular, fine, frothing chalk mineral structure of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, concluding with fantastic harmony and persistence. The 2012 base presents gently creamy finesse with poised assurance and approachable grace. (2020-2021)"

93 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The latest release of Delamotte's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs, the house's emblematic bottling, is once again showing very well, bursting with aromas of citrus zest, freshly baked bread, nougat, crisp stone fruit and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, ample and pillowy, with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse, it's a seamless, elegant wine that concludes with a flavorful finish. Drink: 2022-2038. (Aug 2022)"

93 points Falstaff Guide: "Light yellow-green, silver reflections, fine mousseux. Delicate cookie, a hint of yellow peach, fresh apple touch, mineral undertones, some lime zest. Taut, pithy, tightly woven, integrated pomaceous fruit, finesse-rich acidity, very good persistence, shows length and potential. The ideal image of a chalky, mineral Blanc de Blancs.(L208492) (10/6/23)"

93 points Allen Meadows (Burghound): "A wonderfully fresh, yeasty and quite citrus-inflected nose speaks of green apple and just a hint of petrol. The pure, intense and utterly delicious flavors carry plenty of aged yeast character that are supported by a firm but distinctly fine effervescence that also shapes the very dry but not austere finish. This is very blanc de blancs in style and offers excellent depth plus it's extremely stylish. For the record this is not a power Champagne but rather one of finesse and refinement. I very much like this plus it could be drunk now or aged for 5+ years if desired. Drink: now+. (Jan 2022)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[$91/750ml list] A graceful blanc de blancs, with racy, lemony acidity acting as a bright spine, backing flavors of poached apricot, biscuit, oyster shell and fresh thyme on a plushly creamy mousse. Drink now. 1,415 cases imported. (11/30/22)"

92 points James Suckling: "Baked-apple, light cream and vanilla aromas with some citrus, too. Full-bodied with candied-citrus and ginger character. Croissant undertones on the finish. Biscuit-like note, too. Drink or hold. (7/11/22)"
Product SKU 349166
Producer Delamotte
Country France
Region Champagne
SubRegion Côte des Blancs
Varietal Chardonnay
Designation Brut|Blanc de Blancs
Vintage NV
Size 375ml
Color White
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