Delamotte is one of the oldest wineries in Champagne. Established in 1760 in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, it is the “little sister” property to the legendary Champagne Salon. They share viticultural, enological, and managerial teams as well as terroir. Vineyard location is the key that guides Delamotte’s house style: elegant, focused, expressive. All vineyards are sourced from Grand Cru sites.
The 2007 Blanc de Blancs is an excellent opportunity to try a particularly stunning Champagne, already ten years old, from a particularly good vintage. It is a fresh, layered, aromatically open wine ready to drink over another next ten years or so.
“Praline and riper white peach and citrus aromas here plus a little spice, grilled hazelnuts and grapefruit. The palate’s fleshy and expressive, showing really smooth lemons, pink-grapefruit and citrus flavours all featuring in what’s an open-knit, generous textural palate. Drink now.”
93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Oct 2016
“Delamotte’s 2007 Blanc de Blancs is deep, fleshy and seductive, with lovely textural depth and nuance throughout. The 2007 is a relatively soft, open-knit Delamotte that will drink well upon release. I especially admire the wine’s sense of balance and overall proportion, two of the many qualities that give the 2007 its considerable appeal.”
92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2016
“Champagne disgorged 2016. Suppressed nose, but the palate has a marvellous sourdough character with baked apple and orange peel fruit. Chewy texture. Exquisite – so lifted and floaty. Weightless, yet layer upon layer of feathered flavour. Drink 2016-2026.”
17.5+ points, Jancis Robinson, Sept 2017
“Sourced from Grands Crus, the 2007 Blanc de Blancs offers a clear and chalky flavoured bouquet of lemons and limes on chalk. Full-bodied, very fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a pure and mineral, tension-filled Champagne. It has purity, freshness and a lot of salt in the finish. This shows stunning freshness and mineral expression for a 2007. What a stunning 2007!”
91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, June 2016
“A firm Champagne, softened by the creamy mousse that carries floral and fresh herb notes lacing tightly knit flavours of pippin apple, kumquat and smoke-tinged minerality. Drink now through 2020.”
91 points, Wine Spectator, 2016