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2012 Delamotte, Blanc de Blancs

Côte des Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

PRICE:
$99.00 $84.15 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
18 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #244
(WA, 08/30/2019)

Rating: 94+
Drink from: 2020-2040


"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, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2037


"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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/02/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019


"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 Meadows, Burghound.com, Issue 76
(AM, 10/10/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2024+


"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. Disgorged June 2019. Drink now through 2024. 200 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 01/01/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2024


"Again, tiny bead. Very straight and fine and refreshing. A little riper and softer than some of the archetypes but certainly easy to like. Quite long. Didier Depond (President of Champagne Salon) sees a parallel with Delamotte 2002." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 07/02/2019)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2019-2028


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