Champagne Salon e Delamotte

Milano c/o Pandolfini

Tasted December 11, 2015 by quaglia with 364 views

Introduction

Incredible event, conducted by Didier Depond, from Maison Salon

Flight 1 (5 notes)

White - Sparkling
2002 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
92 points
Degorgée 2013
Brilliant golden yellow, with young, greenish tones. Perlage extremely fine and persistent.
Intense, complex and fine at nose: Toasted butter bisquits, almonds and marzipan, amid, oxidized apples, some agrumes hints and a mineral note (gypsum)
Dry, rounded, with a good acidity and minerality.
Very rich in mouth also if young; nice fruit: Grapefruit!! showing at taste with a long mineral ending.
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White - Sparkling
1999 Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs Millésimé France, Champagne
90 points
Degorgée 2012
Brilliant light golden yellow.
At nose some toasted notes at first and fumé/silex. Then butter, peanuts, pan brioche, with a balsamic note.
At taste nicely fruity, but also some butter notes; well rounded despite a very nice acidity and a high minerality. Medium body.
Persistent, with a long mineral ending.
White - Sparkling
1997 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
94 points
Degorgèe 2012
Light, brilliant golden yellow, consistent.
Rich, opulent at nose, with an evident Iodine note; butter and marzipan, but also withe flowers (haw), fennel, oxidized apple and a balsamic note
Good acidity and nice fruit (grapefruit) at taste; perfectly centered, probably at its best. Good acidity and minerality, with a long persistence. Still young.
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White - Sparkling
1983 Salon Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut France, Champagne
90 points
Degorgée 2013
Full, brilliant golden yellow.
Extremely fine perlage.
More oxidized at nose: iodine notes evident and some sweet hints: dates, liquorice, jujuba, some honey and...curry. Gypsum.
Stilla with a nice acidity and long almond, mineral ending
White - Sparkling
1970 Delamotte Champagne Blanc de Blancs Millésimé France, Champagne
93 points
Degorgée 2014, from Magnum. Pas dosé.
Just slightly sparkling. Intense golden yellow.
Iodine note, oyster and some fumè hints, silex. GUNPOWDER. Wet wood and some honey.
Coherent at taste, with same reminds of marine, fumè (almost bitumen) and grapefruit.
Nice structure and still good acidity
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Closing

Best bottle going to 1997, ready to drink and probably at its best. ... But can also stay tehere for another 20 years..if you can resist...
Delamotte 1970 in another category...

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