91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "Delamotte is best known for its bottlings of Blanc de Blancs, as the maison is owned by Salon. Their non-vintage Brut is a blend of fifty-five percent chardonnay, thirty-five percent pinot noir and ten percent pinot meunier. The wine spends three years aging sur latte prior to disgorgement, but this bottle had no information about when it had been disgorged on the back label (though it is the current release in the market). The wine is excellent on the nose, wafting from the glass in a mix of pear, apple, chalky soil tones, brioche and a topnote of spring flowers. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very well-balanced, with frothy mousse, a fine core and very good length and grip on the focused and complex finish. Fine juice. 2020-2040. (Nov/Dec 2019)"
91 points Stephen Reinhardt (Wine Advocate): "The Delamotte NV Brut blends approximately 55% Chardonnay with 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. It is clear, round and spicy on the predominantly fruity and vinous nose with its delicate chalk and hazelnut flavors. On the palate this is a lithe, finessed, fresh and elegant Brut with good structure and a pure, salty-mineral and cleansing finish. The mousse is highly delicate, the whole performance almost filigreed yet well structured. This is a delicious Brut. My sample is based on the 2013 vintage that was disgorged in July 2016 with a dosage of eight grams per liter. Tasted November 2017. (Nov 2017)"
91 points James Suckling: "Quite impressive richness and gently toasty aromas on the nose here with almond, savory and sweet, bready autolysis notes. The palate has a fresh, succulent and smooth feel with soft, citrusy fruit flesh. Holds long. Drink now. (9/2/19)"
|SubRegion||Côte des Blancs|
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier|