The quality of the 2008 vintage is immediately apparent in the superbly elegant, taut and refined nose of this Blanc de Blancs Champagne. Made with only Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, it’s classical in style. Aromas of green apple, pear and crème patisserie are complemented by a delicate salinity and smokiness on the palate. The acidity creates a buzzing linearity – so tense and poised – yet with great power and persistence. The Orpale finishes with long, chalky minerality. Everything is just as it should be here, and this 2008 is only at the beginning of its long and promising life.
FINE+RARE (October 2020) Drink 2021-2035
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