Pierre Moncuit 'Pierre Moncuit Delos' Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs - 750ml

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93pts Wine & Spirits

From estate parcels in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, all 2010 fruit, this is a lively young blend with purity and clarity of expression. As it opens in the glass, it reveals delicate scents of apple blossoms, zesty pear-skin greenness and a pale integration of mineral acidity that makes it refreshing and delicious. The dosage is a little aggressive, but it’s there to mellow the fierceness of the acidity, the wine likely best four or five years from release.  (12/2014)

92pts Vinous

White flowers, lemon oil, mint and chalk run through the NV (2014) Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Delos. The Brut version, done with 7 grams of dosage offers a bit more brightness in its citrus and floral-infused flavors and lightness in texture next to the Extra Brut version. Ultimately, the differences between the Extra Brut and Brut versions of the Delos are more stylistic than qualitative. Disgorged: March 2017. Dosage is 7 grams per liter. (AG) (12/2017)

91pts Wine Enthusiast

This a tight and mineral wine from Mesnil-sur-Oger in the heart of the Côte des Blancs of Champagne. It’s still youthful, fresh and crisp, with lemon and tangy citrus flavors. The lively character will certainly round out in 5–6 years. (5/2013)

90pts Wine Spectator

A fresh and creamy version, with a citrusy overtone to the subtle palate of biscuit, golden currant, smoke and slivered almond. Mouthwatering, presenting a lingering savory finish. Disgorged April 2013. Drink now through 2019. 

 

Winemaker Notes

The aristocrat from Mesnil, for this is the primary wine produced at the estate’s home vineyards. If the democrat is round, soft, delicious, easy and fine, the aristocrat is lean, long, mineral, racy, and very fine. Production averages 60,000 bottles. (Delos is the maiden name of Nicole and Yves' mother.)

 

 

 

RM – Récoltant Manipulant