"For Champagne 2008 is a classic, a great vintage with healthy grapes marked by a very delicate acidity due to cool night-time temperatures plus more floral than fruity aromas. 2008 is a cousin of 2002" - The Wine Advocate
A year to rival any of the greats, 2008 is unquestionably a vintage to seek out in Champagne, offering an impressive roll-call of huge-scoring wines both from the big houses and smaller grower producers.
Displaying a rare blend of power and finesse across the board, the word most often associated with 2008 Champagne is "classic", with delicate and beautifully finessed wines being crafted across all price points. Low yields and late harvests across the board make for ripe, intense and beautifully-balanced wines with fresh acidity.
"So far, 2008 looks to be a classic, steely vintage of highly-site specific wines." - Antonio Galloni
"Speaking of 2008, this is a vintage that Champagne producers are quite keen on…Expect plenty of classic, nervy Champagnes that will reward patience without necessarily requiring it." - Josh Raynolds for vinousmedia.com
This is a vintage which will stand up to the greats, and while still relatively young remains temptingly priced, please click here for our full listings or contact us and we’ll happily give our recommendations.