Delamotte Champagne Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2012

Bottle Size: 750ml

Rating: WS 92-95, JG 94, Decanter 93, WA 92, BH 91, Vinous 91, JR 17/20

Year: 2015

1 in stock

TASTING NOTES

94+ William Kelley - Wine Advocate. Tasting date: March, 2021

"Shortly to be released in magnum, Delamotte's 2012 Blanc de Blancs continues to perform very well, unwinding in the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, buttered toast, white flowers, fresh bread and orange oil. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's racy and concentrated, with an elegant mousse and a long, mineral finish. This is well worth seeking out." 

94 Antonio Galloni - Vinous. Tasting date: July, 2019

"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."

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com. Tasting date: September, 2019

"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." 

91 Allen Meadows - Burghound. Tasting date: October, 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."

 




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