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