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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Delamotte Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1999
Delamotte Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil-sur-Oger 1999
(search item no. 88729)
The Wine News rating: 93 points
Burghound.com rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $79.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 Delamotte Blanc de Blancs is a pale yellow color with green reflects. The nose is herbal with hints of jasmine, white peach, mint, pear. On the palate, the wine is very fresh, well-balanced, straight and pure. It is the perfect companion to shellfish, crayfish carpaccio, sushi and all white fish.

90 Points

"This is almost silky in texture, with honey, almond and citrus peel flavors and a crisp, mineral finish. Has great balance and freshness, making it ideal as an aperitif."
Wine Spectator

93 Points

"Fresh aromas of lemon peel, chalk and vanilla. "A crisp, well-structured wine with plenty of peach, apricot and mineral flavors. The finish is youthful and tart reflecting the staying power of blanc de blancs."
The Wine News

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About Delamotte:

The House of Delamotte is the fifth-oldest Champagne house in the region, founded in 1760. It is located in the heart of the Côte des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Delamotte is small (just 25,000 cases annually) and one of Champagne's best-kept secrets. It is the sister winery of the legendary House of Salon. The two wineries sit side-by-side and are both run by Didier Depond.

"Delamotte has always been somewhat of an insider's house, producing high quality at realistic prices. One of the best buys in exquisitely crafted Champagne."
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate