1999 Delamotte ‘Collection’ Blanc de Blancs


Delamotte is sister house to the legendary Salon, the latter a super-premium Blanc de Blancs made from a single 1 hectare vineyard in Le Mesnil, plus grapes sourced from 20 other Grand Cru vineyards in the area. Typical production is 8000 cases.

Located in the middle of the Côtes des Blancs in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Delamotte is a small house making only high-quality Champagnes, with a total production of around 50 000 cases annually. Four wines are made: a non-vintage blend, a non-vintage Blanc de Blancs, a Rosé and a vintage Blanc de Blancs. Salon, of course, makes just one wine, a Blanc de Blancs, and only in the best years. Both houses are part of the Laurent-Perrier group.

They’re special Champagnes. Delamotte is thought to be an insider’s Champagne, because people who aren’t in the know never seem to have heard of this house, even though it is one of the very best in the region.

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A selection of the greatest vintages has been ageing Delamotte cellars. This includes the Blanc de Blancs 1999, 2002 and 2004. Disgorged upon request after a minimum of 15 years of maturation on the lees, these “Collection” wines are reaching their peak but retain a freshness and zing, albeit tamed by the years.”

93 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate
From a richer, lower-acid vintage, the 1999 Blanc de Blancs Millésimé Collection is fully mature today, bursting with aromas of iodine, hazelnuts, dried fruits, flowers and brown butter. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, with an enveloping, textural profile and a sapid, even saline finish that adds interest and gastronomic potential.

95 Points Decanter
Zero dosage (though you’d never guess, and it isn’t stated on the label). Disgorged in two batches, January and June 2019. Part of the Delamotte Collection of vintage blanc de blancs, there was a very limited number of bottles put aside from the warm 1999 vintage. This rare release is a mass of contradictions, a perfect expression of old Chardonnay but with freshness still; powerful and with incredible depth, but also marked by a lightness of touch. Rich brioche and pastry character, with nuttiness, apricot and peach fruit, and some orange citrus.

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Le Mesnil sur Oger