NV Delamotte Le Mesnil Brut Champagne

$54.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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An excellent choice to open, or end, any celebration, the Delamotte Brut balances power and freshness on a supple, rounded palate with a clean, fruity finish. Floral on the nose, with great minerality and acidity to carry the stone fruit and citrus flavors. Bright, fresh, and fabulous, this charmer is destined to please.

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Francois Delamotte
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Aging:
30-36 months
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot noir, 10%Pinot Meunier
Alcohol %:
12.0%
SKU #:
1044198
Size:
750 ml Bottle
DC93

Decanter

Floral nose, with a hint of soft spice and nectarine; palate is dry but not austere, with stone fruit and a fine mineral tension. Cerebral, satisfying and impressively wrought.

WE92

Wine Enthusiast

Based in the Chardonnay region of the Côte des Blancs, it's no surprise that this producer has a dominance of that grape in its blend. The wine has great minerality as well as tight acidity and delicious citrus flavors. It's a dry, finely balanced wine to drink now.

WS91

Wine Spectator

Crisp and minerally, with smoke and chalk accents underscoring the rich notes of lemon curd, glazed apricot and spring blossom, this chiseled Champagne is elegant and well-knit. Drink now through 2022.

VN91

Vinous

An expressive nose combines a variety of citrus elements along with lovely brioche and yeast scents. There is excellent punch to the delicious, complex and nicely voluminous flavors that are underpinned by a moderately firm mousse before terminating in a balanced and attractively dry finale. This is really quite good for a basic house brut and worth a look.

JS91

James Suckling

Quite impressive richness and gently toasty aromas on the nose here with almond, savory and sweet, bready autolysis notes. The palate has a fresh, succulent and smooth feel with soft, citrusy fruit flesh. Holds long. Drink now.

WA90

Wine Advocate

The Delamotte NV Brut is a bright, fresh and aromatic blend of approximately 55% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier that spends 30 to 36 months on the lees prior disgorgement. The current release is based on the 2014 harvest and was disgorged in 2017. It starts with fresh, bright fruit aromas intermixed with lovely brioche and nougat aromas and a delicate Kirsch tone. Mouthfilling, fine and fresh on the palate, this is a charming but serious Champagne from one of the region's oldest houses.