Delamotte Brut Champagne
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(50% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir and 20% pinot meunier): Pale yellow. A highly aromatic nose displays orange zest, chamomile, anise and dusty herbs. Fleshy and generous but quite dry, with a bracing quality to the lemon gelato and floral flavors complicated by chalky minerals. This penetrating, dry Champagne finishes with lingering spice and citrus notes.
A hint of yeasty bread dough accents flavors of pippin apple, smoke, Meyer lemon and stony mineral. Firm and focused, with a raw almond note on the moderate finish. Drink now through 2015.
A wine with good bottle age along with yeasty acidity and a fine citrus character. It is a light style, with just a hint of toast. The acidity is delicious.
50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier