The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs cuvee is 100% Chardonnay, from only the best vines in the prestigious Cote des Blancs. It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year. All the juice comes from the first pressing of the grapes to ensure the wine is of the highest quality. This Champagne offers maturity and finesse. Very pale yellow in colour, with fine, light bubbles, the nose initially presents fresh, tangerine and then develops more mature notes of ripe fruit, raisin pastries and candied fruit. The attack on the palate is both smooth and very lively. The mid-palate is supple, full-bodied and rich, with flavours of grapefruit. The finish is still very long and refined with a hint of spice, reminiscent of liquorice sticks. This 2008 edition has been touted by the critic James Suckling as ‘possibly one of the best Blanc de Blanc Champagnes ever made’.