Delamotte

Delamotte

Le Mesnil Sur Oger Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2014

2014 vintage. — 2 months ago

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Delamotte

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

This champers was really delightful with notes of tangy peach and bright rainier and white cherries, alongside smoky toasted almonds. — 5 years ago

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Launois Père et Fils

Cuvée Reservée Brut Champagne Blend

David T
9.4

Beautiful stuff that I simply cannot stop enjoying. Folks...it's hard to find but when an allocation comes in, grab all you can at $34.99. You'll thank me. So...goooood! If you drink VC, Frank Bonneville, Delamotte etc., you should be drinking their Grand Cru cuvées and Special Club. Green apples, lime zest/juice, pineapple, slightly bruised pear, ginger, creme soda. It's got beautiful chalk, acidity, balance, length and finish. After a few hours of being open but capped, it develops a brioche, nut, toffee aka Krug quality. — 6 years ago

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April Wang

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David T

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When you have the definite answer please share it as I could go on and on with speculation/debate.
April Wang

April Wang

I don't have an answer to that but I'm more than curious to find out your point of view. Too bad Delectable doesn't have a private messaging feature. Is there a place you work at or somewhere we can engage in this speculation/debate?

Delamotte

Collection 1999 Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Chardonnay 1999

The 1999 Delamotte is a fine Champagne for drinking right now. Honeysuckle, nuts, apple. A fine fizz from mini-Salon. — 3 years ago

Kai, Severn and 30 others liked this

Laurent-Perrier

Cuvée Rosé Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

David T
9.2

On the nose, strawberries, cherries, black cherries, blood oranges, soft, unstated chalkiness, volcanic minerals and fresh red & pink roses. On the palate, its delicate, fruit driven. More fruit concentration that the Billecart-Salmon but less than the Ruinart Rosés. Strawberries, cherries, black cherries, blood oranges, tangerines, nice chalkiness, round acidity, brioche & pink roses. It's much more floral than the Billecart or the Ruinart. However, the finish is not quite as long as the other two as well. But, it's still very nice. A little history on the house. Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 and is the main company of the Laurent-Perrier Group, whose other properties include; Salon, De Castellane and Delamotte & Chateau Malakoff. Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 when a former cooper and bottler, Alphonse Pierlot purchased two parcels of land named "Plaisances" and "La Tour Glorieux" in Tours-sur-Marne. When Pierlot passed he willed the company to his cellar master, Eugene Laurent, who ran it with his wife, Mathilde Emilie Perrier. In 1925 Veuve Mathilde died, and left the company to Eugenie Hortense Laurent. Eugenie sold the company to Mary-Louise Lanson de Nonancourt in 1939. In 1949 Bernard de Nonancourt became the owner of the company and saw it become one of the largest family-owned Champagne houses. The de Nonancourt family still retains majority ownership today. Check out those old moldy bottles in the small photo on the left. They've remained untouched for a very long time. — 5 years ago

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Jody Scharf

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Great notes David
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@Jody Scharf Thank you Jody...appreciate your note.

Champagne Pierre LEGRAS

Cuvvée Spéciale Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Chardonnay

Rich, toasty, saline, vinous, a little oxidative, more mature than the Delamotte BdB — 4 years ago

Steven Perlman
with Steven
Steven, Pooneet and 9 others liked this

Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Brut Chardonnay 1996

Must confess to not being a huge fan of Champagne but when it is as good as this then bring it on! Pale gold in colour with a very fine mousse. Citrusy lemon almond toasty notes with a chalky minerality and tingly acid. The president of Salon/Delamotte says the ideal time to drinkSalon is at 20 years and here is the 1996. An exercise in precision and in a word magnificent. Aussie election night - result still undecided. — 6 years ago

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Delamotte

Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

Absolute "coup de coeur", we loved the brioche evocation, the frank effervescence and the sophisticate white golden bubbles. A must, not so much exuberant as it poetic and etherial. — 6 years ago

Kat Baulu
with Kat