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Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage Brut 2012

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Professional Reviews

Burghound

BH 91
"There is a distinct citrus quality to the yeasty and softly petrol-infused nose of apple and lemongrass. There is good volume to the delicious and borderline creamy medium weight flavors where the supporting mousse is almost foamy on the ever-so-mildly fruity yet dry finish. This could easily be drunk now with pleasure though there is enough development potential to warrant holding it for a few more years first." -Allen Meadow

Antonio Galloni

AG 94
"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

Robert Parker

RP 94
"A worthy successor to the super 2008, Delamotte's 2012 Blanc de Blancs is performing very well despite the fact that it was disgorged as recently as June 2019. Opening in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, dried white flowers, smoke and wheat toast, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a bright girdle of acidity, well-integrated dosage and a fine mousse, the muscularity of the vintage rendered with uncommon finesse. While this is quite expressive for such a recently disgorged vintage Delamotte, the rewards of even only a few years' patience will be considerable." -William Kelley

Decanter

D 94
"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."

Wine Spectator

WS 91
"A fresh and creamy version, featuring a tang of salinity, layered with pear, kiwifruit, green almond and lime blossom notes. Not a powerhouse, but an elegant crowd-pleaser."

Wine Enthusiast

WE 93
"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. *Cellar Selection*" -Roger Voss

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2012

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Crisp , Fruity , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

Customer Reviews

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Bonnie Bridges
2012 Delamotte - should have snagged both cases

We love gifting our clients special bottles of wine and champagne for the holidays and were so excited when Flat Iron said they had two cases of the 2012 Delamotte Blanc de Blanc. We purchased one case, gifted it away, then tried to snag the other one, but alas, only three bottles were left (which we bought). Love the easy drive by pick up.