Pierre Moncuit "Cuvée Pierre Moncuit-Delos Grand Cru" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #100237 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Moncuit’s NV (2009) Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Delos is a little bit more pointed and focused than the Hugues de Coulmet, befitting of its Mesnil origins. White flowers, citrus and crushed rocks are woven together nicely as this energetic, vibrant wine shows off its gorgeous, finely sculpted personality. Readers who like the brighter style of Blanc de Blancs will find quite a bit to admire here. Dosage was 8 grams per liter. Disgorged April 2012. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016.  (11/ 2012)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright yellow. Fresh nectarine, pear and tangerine aromas are complemented by deeper-pitched notes of toasty lees and anise. Chewy pit and orchard fruit flavors become spicier and more tangy with air, with a bracing mineral providing focus. The mineral note carries through the persistent finish, which features a suave floral quality and a touch of bitter quinine.  (12/ 2013)

91 points Wine Enthusiast

 his 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)

91 points Wine Spectator

 This subtle, refined Champagne shows pretty flavors of fresh apple, toast, gingersnap and candied lemon peel. Lightly honeyed and juicy, but the focused acidity provides a lip-smacking finish. Drink now through 2020.  (6/ 2011)

K&L Notes

This all Grand Cru, all estate-grown Champagne is composed exclusively from Chardonnay. Nicole Moncuit has been making the wine here since 1977 and uses all stainless steel for the vinification and full malolactic. The average age of the vines at the property is 30 years old, which is much older than the average in Champagne.

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/20/2013  | Send Email
This wine has a big nose that is Meursault like in its scale but without the oak. I found it full of ripe fruit and fragrant wild flowers. On the palate it is dry and cutting on the back end but full and ripe up front. This all Mesnil, all estate Champagne really shows its class on the finish, which is very, very long for its low price. So good!

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Other White Wines

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France

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