Rare Champagne Millésime 2008 (750ml)

13,200.00

RARE MILLÉSIME 2008 with an elegant gift box. In the 40 years since this prestige cuvée has been produced only 11 vintages have been released.
INFINITE
True to the Rare Champagne signature, Rare Millésime 2008 holds unlimited potential for growth, youth and complexity. Rare Millésime 2008 imparts the fervour of an infinite spring.
TASTING NOTE
To THE EYE: LIGHT GOLD
In a subtle, joyful effervescence, the intense crystalline golden robe evokes yellow diamonds.
ON THE NOSE: INFINITELY FLORAL AND MINERAL
The initial nose shines by the pure vivacity of this vintage. As Rare Millésime 2008 gradually warms in the glass, a vast range of orange blossom, hyacinth and white flowers is released. This leads to the delicacy of vanilla blossoms, a touch of fresh coconut, aromas of just ripe Williams pear and fresh almond, enhanced by notes of tangerine and blackcurrant buds. The second nose reveals the saline minerality, abundant and refined, an iodine-smoky harmony and a touch of liquorice.
ON THE PALATE: SPRINGLIKE AND PRECISE
On the palate the crispy, precise attack is followed by exuberant aromas of fresh pineapple, freshly cut and crisp, passion fruit, kiwi and coconut, nuanced with tangy citrus notes. These combine with plush springlike flavours with unparalleled length. The finish, with remarkable saline and iodine notes, perpetuates the journey into an endless spring.
WEATHER: UNPREDICTABLE
Following a beginning of a year that was mild, dull and rainy, the beautiful summer coincided with a perfectly mature harvest, continuing through the first two magnificent weeks of September. 2008 is definitely an exceptional year in Champagne.
FOOD PAIRING
Oysters, ginger, lemon
Lobster roasted in pieces, white Soisson beans, Tonka cream
Lamb fillet with citrus crust, zucchini flower, candied eggplant and garden peas
Grilled sole, mint sabayon, preserved sweet peppers
Milk chocolate, mango and passion fruit
AGEING POTENTIAL
Astonishing until 2050 and then magnificent.
AWARDS
  • BEST WINE OF THE WORLD COMPETITION 2021 – BEST CHAMPAGNE OF THE WORLD
  • GAULT & MILLAU 2021 – 18/20 WINE SPECTATOR 2020 – 97 POINTS
  • WINE ENTHUSIAST 2020 – 96 POINTS / CELLAR SELECTION
  • INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2020 – GOLD & CLASSIC BLEND VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE TROPHY
  • CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 – GOLD