pierre peters, les chetillons cuvee speciale blanc de blancs 2008
The just-released 2008 Les Chétillons is finally beginning to show something after a long period of being incredibly shut down. Bright and beautifully focused, the 2008 offers up a compelling interplay of candied lemon, mint, wild flowers and sage. The 2008 has softened up considerably over the last year to the point it drinks well right now. Given how accessible the 2008 is, I don't see it as being an especially long-lived Champagne given the reputation of the vintage. Disgorged November 2015. Dosage is 4.7 grams per liter. August, 2016.
This harmonious Champagne offers fine interplay between power and finesse, with ripe poached apricot, rich lemon meringue pie and spun honey flavors married to chalky minerality and focused acidity. The overall impression is elegant and fresh. A fine, creamy mousse drapes deftly over the firm frame. Drink now through 2030. 100 cases imported.