Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2008

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs 2008

SKU 1768


It is pale like a summer dawn: in the glass, it radiates light. Its nose is frank, pure, straight, deep and has great character. In the mouth, it is precise, its minerality is tense, dry, mouthwatering, contrary, Baroque again. And finally, it delivers the rich aromas of a brioche just out of the oven; in other words, it embraces tenderly after having been put to the test. This truly excellent wine certainly is full of promise. Food Pairing: This powerful, concentrated wine is worthy of sensual foods with deep complex taste. Truffles come to mind, a chicken stuffed with truffle mousseline, or quite simply a truffle camembert or brie. A sole meunière would do equally well, an oven-roast turbot, a golden shoulder of lamb. Or, why not, a cream of cèpes gently cooked under a sealed pastry lid? And so on to the show-stopping patisserie centrepiece.
Category Sparkling Wine
Region France, Champagne
Brand Delamotte
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Stephan Reinhardt, November 30, 2018
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastDrawing on fruit from the Côte des Blancs, this wine is concentrated and still young. Density comes from the strong minerality that is balanced by a lemon flavor. Textured and taut, this wine needs time in the cellar. Drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2018
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorA 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.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2018