Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2014 [1.5 L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WA 94+] [VM 94] [DM 94] [WE 93] [JS 93]

Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2014 [1.5 L MAGNUM]
(Champagne, France) - [WA 94+] [VM 94] [DM 94] [WE 93] [JS 93]


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About the Winery:
Delamotte, founded in 1760, is one of the oldest houses in Champagne. The two neighbors Salon and Delamotte became part of Bernard Hinault's Laurent-Perrier group in 1986 and were joined under the same winemaking team in 1988, thus making Delamotte the "little sister" of cult Champagne Salon. According to Forbes Magazine,"The unofficial second label of the super-prestige marquee, Salon, in that Delamotte has first rights to any grapes from Salon’s prized 50 year old vineyards in the premier Chardonnay village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger that its neighbor doesn’t need for its own Champagne."

Notes from the Winemaker:

A great Champagne is first and foremost a great wine. In the glass it immediately shows its impatience. Delicate, thin and vivid bubbles are quick to form an elegant, pale gold crown at the top of the glass. On the nose, it gives off an irresistible sensation of freshness. Aromas of lemon, English candy, and lychee, along with a suggestion of white flowers, waft from the glass. On the palate, it is both creamy and sharp and is prolonged by a long mineral finish, punctuated by a bitter orange peel note.

A Champagne of great energy and a perfect representation of the 2012 vintage!

KEY FACTS

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2012, An Impetuous Vintage
100% Grand Cru Chardonnay
Terroirs: Le Mesnil, Avize, Oger, Cramant, Oiry, Chouilly
Harvest: September 17, 2012
Disgorgment : June 2019
80,000 bottles produced
Dosage: 6.5 g/l
Profile: Fresh, creamy, and sharp
Aging Potential: 2035+

Ratings & Reviews


94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Shortly to be released in magnum, Delamotte's 2012 Blanc de Blancs continues to perform very well, unwinding in the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, buttered toast, white flowers, fresh bread and orange oil. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's racy and concentrated, with an elegant mousse and a long, mineral finish. This is well worth seeking out." - William Kelley (Apr 2021)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"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." - Antonio Galloni (Jul 2019)

94 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"5g/L dosage. Disgorged October 2019. The first vintage release since 2008, this blend of six Chardonnay grands crus has spent almost seven years on lees in the cellar. This will age gracefully for at least 10 years, but is delicious and surprisingly accessible now, creamy, rich and concentrated with an almost exotic white flower character, and a hint of ginger spice. Would be a heavenly match for Asian seared salmon, or chicken with morels or truffles."

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"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." - Roger Voss (12/1/2019)

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." (Jul 2019)