Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2008 [6/cs]

salon delamotte blanc de blancs
France Champagne
Chardonnay
Type: Sparkling Wine
Vintage: 2008

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.

 

“A complete stunner from this challenging vintage in Champagne, the 2008 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is entirely sourced from Le Mienil. The bouquet is highly musty and gratifying, with toasty brioche, cardamom and suggestions of both green apple and apricot which contines to bring you back to the glass. The mouthfeel is exceedingly rich and seductive, with Challah bread, wild mushroom, mulberry and Gravenstein apple flavors all marvelously woven together. A stunning Champagne, which should cellar marvelously for many years to come.”

95 points, International Wine Report, Aug 2018

 

“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.”

94 points, JamesSuckling.com, Sept 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. 2018-2033”

93 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2018