Mesnil, Oger, Cramant, Avize. Disgorged 2015. Dosage 6 g/l. Early harvest, end of August.Bubbles look much bigger than in the 2012. Lighter aroma and without the concentration of 2012. Bitter orange peel. Tropical breakfast buffet flavours! A little softer than most Delamotte vintages.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2023
Robert Parker 93
“Disgorged in May 2015, Delamotte’s white-golden colored 2007 Blanc de Blancs (dosage Brut) opens with a pure, fresh, intense and smoky/chalky bouquet with white fruit aromas, orange/lemon, brioche, nut and toffee flavors. Pure, fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a concentrated, complex and juicy yet finessed and tensioned Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. It is tight but creamy and harmonious and reveals concentrated lemon juice flavors in the long, mineral finish. Tasted in November 2017.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2032
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2027