91 Points Robert Parker
The Delamotte NV Brut blends approximately 55% Chardonnay with 35% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. It is clear, round and spicy on the predominantly fruity and vinous nose with its delicate chalk and hazelnut flavors. On the palate this is a lithe, finessed, fresh and elegant Brut with good structure and a pure, salty-mineral and cleansing finish. The mousse is highly delicate, the whole performance almost filigreed yet well structured. This is a delicious Brut. My sample is based on the 2013 vintage that was disgorged in July 2016 with a dosage of eight grams per liter. Tasted November 2017.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Stephan Reinhardt. November, 2017
89 Points Robert Parker
The NV Brut is a gorgeous, deep wine endowed with an attractive core of rich fruit. This is an especially mid-weight, expansive Champagne with commendable balance and a long, finessed finish. Smoke, minerals and earthiness add complexity on the close. This is Lot # L.81.283.07, disgorged, October 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Antonio Galloni. December, 2009
88 Points Robert Parker
The NV Brut reveals attractive notes of smokiness, minerals, white peaches and flowers on a medium-bodied frame. This finessed Chardonnay offers excellent length, with lingering notes of minerality that frame the finish. This is Lot # L8117607, disgorged June, 2007. Note: I also tasted Lot # L8128307, disgorged October, 2007, which was quite similar, although it was perhaps a touch shorter on the palate. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Antonio Galloni. December, 2008
91 Points Tyson Stelzer
The 2008 base is now a nutty, spicy, preserved lemon and red berry style, showing reductive complexity in toasted bread notes; 2009 is fresher and more lively, with crisp, clean fruit focus; 2010 is challenged by a tricky vintage, coarse, bitter and phenolic, with dry, dusty extract and mushroomy notes rendering it austere. Candied dosage is apparent in all three.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.