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Bertrand-Delespierre Champagne Brut Millesime 2008 750ml

Rated 91 - Equal proportions of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier make this a well-balanced wine. It is initially soft with a creamy mousse...
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Champagne Ayala Blanc De Blancs 2008 750ml

Rated 92 - Rich and ripe flavors of glazed apricot and spiced plum are layered with pastry dough, graphite and spice notes in this balanced...
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Champagne Ayala Rose No. 8 Brut 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - A superb vintage rosé dedicated to the 2008 harvest, this has an impressively composed style. It's really smooth and supple building...
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Perrier-Jouet Champagne Cuvee Belle Epoque 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - This finely knit and lithe Champagne is smoky up front, opening into a lovely range of pastry, glazed apricot, lemon curd and candied...
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Pol Roger Champagne Brut Blanc De Blancs 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - Great elegance and finesse already on the perfectly brilliant and aromatic nose... displaying white and stewed apples with fine citrus...
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Pol Roger Champagne Brut Rose 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - The tautness of the 208 vintage has this rosé locked in a tight, refined and elegantly powerful stance, smells of bright...
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Taittinger Champagne Brut Millesime 2008 750ml

Rated 97 - The balance between ripeness and acidity that is the hallmark of this fine vintage is expressed well in this impressive wine. Tangy,...

2008 Champagne Blend

The sparkling wines of Champagne have been revered by wine drinkers for hundreds of years, and even today they maintain their reputation for excellence of flavor and character, and are consistently associated with quality, decadence, and a cause for celebration. Their unique characteristics are partly due to the careful blending of a small number of selected grape varietals, most commonly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These grapes, blended in fairly equal quantities, give the wines of Champagne their wonderful flavors and aromas, with the Pinot Noir offering length and backbone, and the Chardonnay varietal giving its acidity and dry, biscuity nature. It isn't unusual to sometimes see Champagne labeled as 'blanc de blanc', meaning it is made using only Chardonnay varietal grapes, or 'blanc de noir', which is made solely with Pinot Noir.