Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2014 [1.5 L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [TWI 94+] [JD 94+] [WA 94] [VM 94] [DM 94] [JS 94] [WE 93] [WS 92]

Delamotte Blanc de Blanc Champagne 2014 [1.5 L MAGNUM]
(Champagne, France) - [TWI 94+] [JD 94+] [WA 94] [VM 94] [DM 94] [JS 94] [WE 93] [WS 92]

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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:
Its pale gold color, glinting with emerald, illuminates the delicate necklace of bubbles rising to the disc's surface in the glass. On the nose, the wine's noble origins are unmistakable in the energy of its bouquet: pure, direct, and deep, a strong personality. Its lively attack, palate freshness, and mouth-watering minerality are a delight. But it doesn't end there. The gourmet will appreciate the supple fruit and notes of brioche that explode in a dreamy finish.

Ratings & Reviews

94+ Points - The Wine Independent:
"Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2014 is an assemblage of six Grand Cru terroir that was disgorged October 2022 and finished with a seven gram per liter dosage. Light burnished gold with a pinpoint, vibrant bead, the 2014 flaunts alluring aromas of lemon confit, poached yellow apple, white flowers, and brioche with hints of white pepper. Medium-bodied with a textured, open-knit palate of plush orchard fruit and racy acid vibrancy, it has a long, mineral finish." (Nov 2023)

94+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Linear and focused, the bright straw-colored 2014 Champagne Blanc De Blancs is lifted with mineral aromas of chalky earth and flinty notes followed by green apple, powdery floral aromas, and lime candy. Bright and electric on the palate, its long, fresh spine of acidity propels the wine forward, with mouthwatering saline and a mineral-tinged backbone. A wine that commands attention, it has a fine mousse and is focused and long on the palate, with vibrant citrus. It’s going to have significant longevity over the coming 20 years. It saw 6.5 gram per liter dosage." (Nov 2023)

94 Points - Wine Advocate:
"Delamotte's just-released 2014 Blanc de Blancs has turned out very well indeed, opening in the glass with scents of citrus zest, crisp orchard fruit, fresh bread and wet stones. Medium to full-bodied, chiseled and incisive, with excellent depth at the core, racy acids and a chalky finish, this isn't as muscular as the 2008 or 2012, but it has real cut and persistence and should age very gracefully indeed." - William Kelley (Sep 2021)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Blanc de Blancs is seriously impressive. Ample in feel, Delamotte is especially rich in 2014, and yet there is plenty of freshness to balance things out. This is an especially savory style for Delamotte, and one that works so well. Dried lemon peel, pastry, almond, dried herbs and chamomile open in a beautifully translucent Blanc des Blancs that marries power and finesse. I can't wait to see how it ages." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2021)

94 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Offering up an elegant yet bright bouquet, this 2014 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs opens in the glass with orchard fruits, verbena, lemon zest, pastry, and slightly reductive aromas. Chiselled and perfectly balanced, the palate is lively and intense, and expresses clearly the fruit and the straightforward nature of the 2014 vintage. Should age well for a decade or so." (Sep 2021)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Really bright and energetic, with sliced apples and lemons and seashells on the nose. Some flint, too. Full-bodied, yet very tight and composed, with racy phenolics and bright acidity. Very long and vivid. Sort of edgy and energetic. Bright blanc de blancs. Drink now." (Jun 2022)

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"From the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on the Côte des Blancs, this well-textured Champagne shows a crisp apple freshness underlined by strong minerality. At seven years past vintage, the wine is just starting to lose its initial freshness and develop attractive toasty elements. Drink now." - Roger Voss (Dec 2021)

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A finely-meshed, linear Champagne, with racy acidity and a citrusy overtone driving flavors of poached apricot, biscuit, candied lemon peel and a toasty hint of brioche. Fine and creamy. Drink now through 2026. 7,100 cases made, 500 cases imported." - AN (Nov 2021)