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Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs 2008 (750ML)
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93 Points, Stephen Reinhardt, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Blanc de Blancs offers a deep, clear, fresh and complex bouquet of chalk, lemon leaves, lemon zest and concentrated yellow fruit expressions (mirabelles) that are discreet but give the background prospect of this remarkable wine. Delamotte's 2008 combines freshness and purity with maturity, complexity and mineral tension. It is almost austere toward the finish but has lots of charm, finesse and elegance and is driven by clean acidity. The grapes for the 2008 were sourced in Mesnil-sur-Oger, Avize, Oger, Cramant, Chouilly and Oiry, and the blend was aged on the second lees for nine years before disgorgement. Tasted from lot L43DO20618V, November 2018. " 11/18
93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "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." 7/18
94 Points, James Suckling: "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." 9/18
92 Points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator: "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. " 11/18