HDH Wine

2008 Delamotte, Blanc de Blancs

Côte des Blancs, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger

PRICE:
$510.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (oc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
6 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The finest young wine I've encountered from Delamotte, the 2008 Blanc de Blancs unfurls in the glass with an expressive bouquet of freshly baked bread, lemon oil, green apple, oyster shell and mandarin. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, textural but incisive, with superb concentration and depth at the core and a long, penetrating finish. Less autolytic in style than the 2004, some 60,000 bottles were produced, around a third less than in an average vintage. This bottle was disgorged a year ago with seven grams per liter dosage." William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #244
(WA, 08/30/2019)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2020-2040


"Beautifully expressive and complex nose with yellow-citrus and stone-fruit aromas, delivered in a subtly toasty shroud of nutty complexity. The palate is nicely delivered in a layered, fresh-lemon and grapefruit style with a smooth and elegant, soft-pastry finish. Drink now." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 09/05/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018


"The 2008 Delamotte is a deep, resonant Champagne endowed with stunning lays of depth. In 2008 Delamotte has all of the kaleidoscopic, multi-dimensional personality of the vintage, but the full malolactic fermentation softens some of the natural angularity of the year. Pastry, vanillin, baked apple, dried flowers and chamomile are all beautifully sculpted in the glass. This is one of the most accessible young 2008 Champagnes readers will come across, but there is real staying power and more than enough depth to support many years of fine drinking. Dosage is 6.5 grams per liter." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2018-2033


"A smoke-tinged note of toasted brioche enriches flavors of glazed apricot, crystalized honey, verbena and chalky mineral in this well-balanced and creamy Champagne, backed by bright acidity. Offers a zesty finish of spice, mineral and citrus. Drink now through 2028. 1,200 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2018-2028


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