delamotte, blanc de blancs vintage 2008

delamotte, blanc de blancs vintage 2008
WINE ENTHUSIAST
92
WINE SPECTATOR
90

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    92
    Wine Enthusiast

    Based in Mesnil-sur-Oger, this producer specializes in Chardonnay blanc de blancs. This nonvintage is a fine expression of the style, full of minerality softened by rich fruit, much of it from Grand Cru vineyards. A delicate wine, it's subtly fruity, with an enticing floral character.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    90
    Wine Spectator

    Flavors of ripe green apple, spring blossom, plum and biscuit are set on a lightly chalky mousse in this balanced Champagne, while well-cut acidity firms the finish. Disgorged June 2018. Drink now.

  • BURGHOUND.COM
    92
    Burghound.com

    Like the 2008 Blanc de Blancs, this too is pure, cool and restrained with a wonderfully elegant array of baked bread, essence of green apple and plenty of citrus influences. There is an equally pure and elegant mouth feel to the energetic middle weight flavors that possess superb delineation on the lingering and attractively dry, crisp and lemony finish that is shaped by a refined effervescence. This is really lovely stuff.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    90
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The latest release of Delamotte's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs is showing well, offering up aromas of citrus oil, crisp green orchard fruit, hazelnuts and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, round and charming, this is a soft, delicately fleshy wine that's extremely pleasant and pleasure-bent, but it can't match the cut or concentration of the last few years' renditions.

  • BURGHOUND
    92
    Burghound

    Like the 2008 Blanc de Blancs, this too is pure, cool and restrained with a wonderfully elegant array of baked bread, essence of green apple and plenty of citrus influences. There is an equally pure and elegant mouth feel to the energetic middle weight flavors that possess superb delineation on the lingering and attractively dry, crisp and lemony finish that is shaped by a refined effervescence. This is really lovely stuff.

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