Champagne Delamotte<br />2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs, 1.5 L<br>France

Champagne Delamotte
2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs, 1.5 L

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TYPE Brut - Sparkling
REGION Champagne | France
GRAPES Chardonnay
94+ points, Wine Advocate |
94+ points, Restaurant Wine |
94 points, Vinous |
94 points, International Wine Report |
94 points, Decanter |
93 points, Wine Enthusiast |
93 points, James Suckling |
91 points, Wine Spectator |
About the Wine
Critic Reviews
94 points, Decanter
“5g/L dosage. Disgorged October 2019. The first vintage release since 2008, this blend of six Chardonnay grands crus has spent almost seven years on lees in the cellar. This will age gracefully for at least 10 years, but is delicious and surprisingly accessible now, creamy, rich and concentrated with an almost exotic white flower character, and a hint of ginger spice. Would be a heavenly match for Asian seared salmon, or chicken with morels or truffles.”

94 points, International Wine Report
“The 2012 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a simply stunning wine from this exciting vintage in Champagne. The intoxicating, highly perfumed nose begins with aromas of orchard fruits, white rose, wild mushroom and peat moss tones that combine with suggestions of freshly baked sourdough bread. The texture and silky mouthfeel impresses, as bright green apple, kumquat zest and a strong salinity all work in harmony on the palate. Seamless and thrilling throughout, with a lively acidity this gorgeous Champagne should cellar well for the next fifteen plus years.”

94+ points, Restaurant Wine
“A worthy successor to the super 2008, Delamotte’s 2012 Blanc de Blancs is performing very well—despite the fact that it was disgorged as recently as June 2019. Opening in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, dried white flowers, smoke and wheat toast, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a bright girdle of acidity, well-integrated dosage and a fine mousse, the muscularity of the vintage rendered with uncommon finesse. While this is quite expressive for such a recently disgorged vintage Delamotte, the rewards of even only a few years’ patience will be considerable.”

94 points, Vinous
“Delamotte’s 2012 Brut Vintage is rich, creamy and super-expressive. Dried pear, white flowers, chamomile and mint are some of the notes that grace this exquisite understated Blanc de Blancs. The 2012 offers terrific depth and textural resonance in a creamy, expressive style that captures the radiant personality of the year and the understated, quiet voice that is such a Delamotte signature.”

94+ points, Wine Advocate
“Shortly to be released in magnum, Delamotte’s 2012 Blanc de Blancs continues to perform very well, unwinding in the glass with scents of crisp orchard fruit, buttered toast, white flowers, fresh bread and orange oil. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it’s racy and concentrated, with an elegant mousse and a long, mineral finish. This is well worth seeking out.”

93 points, James Suckling
“A beautiful and rich blanc de blancs with cooked-apple and lemon aromas and flavors and just the right amount of lemon tart and pie crust. Full-bodied. Layered and flavorful. Drink now.”

93 points, Wine Enthusiast
“ Since the house is based in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger on the Côte des Blancs, it is hardly surprising that this vintage wine is pure Chardonnay. It is relatively young and tight, with crisp citrus shot through by tangy acidity. Drink from 2022.”

91 points, Wine Spectator
“A fresh and creamy version, featuring a tang of salinity, layered with pear, kiwifruit, green almond and lime blossom notes. Not a powerhouse, but an elegant crowd-pleaser. Disgorged June 2019. Drink now through 2024.”

About The Winery
When François Delamotte - a vineyard owner in Reims - founded the House in 1760, could he ever have imagined that his champagne would still be gracing our tables three centuries later? Hidden away in the heart of the Côte des Blancs, in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Delamotte continues the tradition started by its founder. Champagnes produced with bold simplicity. They owe their subtlety to the Côte des Blancs. This terroir draws forth a rich balance from the powerful, airy Chardonnays.

Well-reputed among sommeliers and wine enthusiasts, the champagnes from Delamotte are known for their consistency, delicacy and exceptional character. For over 260 years, the team has been developing four different cuvées, a small range that gives amateurs and experts alike a clear understanding of the art of champagne. The Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Blancs vintage, Brut and Rosé are quintessentiel champagne wines.

From Cramant to Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, through Avize and Oger : all the grapes are found in the Côte des Blancs. Its location is one of Delamotte's richest assets. The chalky soil, the flora and the sloping vineyards give the grapes their exceptional character, delivering delicate, consistent champagnes. Championing this exceptional terroir, drawing the best from it while maintaining absolute respect for the vines and the environment - that's what Delamotte is all about.