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Delamotte Brut Blanc de Blancs NV


7811

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rw7811  Half Bottle   $34.00   BUY
 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92 points: Delamotte's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs L16612 incorporates fruit from Mesnil as well as Avize, Cramant and Oger, and spends four years on its bottle lees. Persian melon, raw almond and apple are garlanded with orange blossom and peony and tinged with orange rind and chalk. The seven grams of residual sugar are very supportive of the wine's succulent overall personality, even though one might expect a less effusive fruit expression from the vintage on which this is based. There is the refinement of texture and buoyancy here that seem - along with pure fruit and mouthwatering salinity - to be common characteristics of Delamotte cuvees.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 92 points: Pale yellow. Fresh citrus fruits, pear skin, quinine and chalk on the incisive nose. Dry, focused and pure, offering intense lemon curd and honeysuckle flavors underscored by crackling minerality. Shows impressive clarity and lift on the finish, which emphatically repeats the mineral and floral notes. There's plenty of power here but the overall impression is one of elegance.
Wine Spectator 90 points: A hint of wood smoke wafts through the notes of green pear, licorice and dried apricot in this fresh, balanced version. Shows fine texture, with a subtle finish.

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