Saint Chamant Millesime Blanc de Blanc 2008
The 2008 Saint Chamant Millesime Blanc de Blanc is a remarkable Champagne that showcases the exceptional qualities of the vintage. Crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes sourced from Grand Cru vineyards, this elegant and refined wine displays a bright golden color with a delicate, persistent mousse. On the nose, it unveils aromas of green apple, lemon zest, and toasted brioche, leading to a complex and layered palate that features flavors of ripe pear, honey, and subtle minerality. The Champagne is well-balanced, with a lively acidity and a creamy, rich texture, culminating in a long, graceful finish. The 2008 vintage is renowned for its exceptional quality and aging potential. This sophisticated Champagne is perfect for sipping on special occasions or gifting to discerning wine lovers. Pair this exquisite Champagne with delicate seafood dishes, such as oysters, scallops, or lobster, to enhance its complexity and finesse. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The recently released 2008 Brut Cuvée de Chardonnay from Saint-Chamant is a brilliant young wine, though it's unsurprisingly more reserved out of the gates than its 2006 predecessor. Offering up aromas of hazelnuts, lemon oil, wheat toast, iodine and fresh peach, complemented by subtle hints of cane sugar and cognac, it's full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with a deep and tensile core, racy acids and a delicate pinpoint mousse. Long and sapid, the alliance of lively fruit with complex secondary and tertiary nuance evokes the Champagne of yesteryear.