Disgorged in September 2017 with 7.5 grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Cristal was produced from 37 of the 45 parcels that are candidates for inclusion in this cuvée—some 40% of which were farmed organically back in 2008—and it's a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The finest young Cristal in decades, the wine wafts from the glass with a pure and vibrant bouquet of crisp orchard fruit, clear honey, warm brioche, citrus zest and white flowers. On the palate, it's full-bodied, intense and incisive, with superb concentration, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. Pristinely balanced, there are some 500,000 bottles of this legend-in-the-making.
Cristal Brut 2008 (Gift Box)
Country/Region: France, Champagne
Grape Variety: Proprietary Blend
Bottle Size: 750ml
Ratings: Wine Advocate 98
Best serve at 8 – 10°C. The Champagne is perfect as an aperitif it will delight your guests and celebrate a moment in time.