Björnstierne was invited by Clovis Taittinger and Essi Avallan MW to taste the new release of the 2008 vintage from Champagne Taittinger. The tasting was held at Restaurant Ulla Winbladh at Djurgården on this beautiful spring day in Stockholm.
We tasted a mini-vertial of the vintage 2008 – 2007 – 2006 or ‘futurothèque’as Clovis Taittinger called them … All the Champagnes where tasted in the glas ‘Grande Champagne’ from Reims-based glass company Lehmann. This glass is developed by head sommelier Philippe Jamesse at Lés Crayères in Reims.
RJ ON VINTAGE 2008 | 5 of 5 | a perfect vintage in style.
The weather gods were in their best mood this year, and the vines remained unusually fresh from the attack and gave a very good harvest- ing. An absolutely gorgeous vintage that has it all! Best vintage since 1996, and unlike the tart 1990s, there are wonderful wines directly with their delicious fruit intensity and match- less balance. All the ones I tasted from the vats are magical, and I have a hard time imagining nothing other than buying everything you see of this vintage. So far the leaders are Diebolt- Vallois fleur de Passion ahead of Vouette & Sorbée and Michel Turgy, but many giants will surely win over them.