Tasting note of vintage Dom Perignon 2008:
To the eye: Bubbles are great finesse, the dress is beautifully browned.
Nose: One is immediately struck by the gentle bouquet, pure, air and light: a pastel tone, floral and fruity, which opens and quickly darkens the confit, blackberry harvest, grilled and licorice.
Mouth: "The magnitude arises in the mouth contained. "The envelope slides and stretches, complexity grows at Palace flower, silkier than creamy. "Everything eventually melts into iodine bitterness saline. "
We must remember the 2008 climate hit his character as much as hot, dry overall. The vegetative growth of the vine is done in spurts. If July was scorching, everything is seriously hampered by a month of cold and wet August. Finally, it is September, which makes the vintage homes by draining some botrytis and offering a maturity well above average. Picking starts the first half of September and lasts nearly four weeks ..
Such a turnaround is quite customary Champagne. What is unique is that in 2008 this late abnormal heat and can give the assurance of a remarkable maturity. You just have to have patience and discernment to pick all the ideal. You should know push far enough. Picking spread over nearly four weeks is longer. Allow time, there is the risk taken in 2008, to give themselves the freedom to create the vintage.