We were able to source a bit more of this at its original release price as we continue to be impressed by this Champagne a year later. A great bottle of Blanc de Blancs that drinks on a different caliber compared to some of its peers and is an excellent bottle for celebrating the holidays. This will be the last chance at this pricing, so make sure to grab some while you can and check out our original offer below.
The sister label to Salon, Delamotte, has been producing Champagne in Mesnil-sur-Oger for 250 years. The 2012 Millesime is the current release from this House and a stunning one at that. Great Chardonnay vintage in Champagne; powerful yet very refined with effortless depth. Delamotte is a different style than Salon, a little richer, but made with the same integrity one would expect from one of Champages top houses. A big note below from Galloni praising the exuberance of Delamotte's tete de cuvee and Champagne that gets a huge recommendation from us.
Antonio Galloni 94 points! "Delamotte’s 2012 Brut Vintage is rich, creamy and super-expressive. This is only the second vintage (the first was 2008) in which fruit from Oiry rounds out the classic core of Le Mesnil, Oger and Cramant that forms the backbone of the Vintage. 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."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94+ points! "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."