Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008 Brut Champagne is bright pale yellow with glimmers of green. It is a fine, dynamic bead. It has initial floral notes of linden, honeysuckle, and acacia with citrus nuances evocative of bergamot and mandarin orange zest along with a dash of anise and green tomato. The following are notes of just-ripe stone fruits—white peach, nectarine, and Mirabelle plums. The bouquet is completed by gentle scents of pastry, brioche, frangipane, almonds, and vanilla with a slight hint of white pepper. This vintage is vivacious and lively. The underlying acidity orients the linear, focused palate; the tautness is enveloped and channeled by the texture of succulent notes of white fruits, which envelop and channel the freshness toward a vibrant, mouth-watering finish with a lingering note of citrus fruit. Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008 is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir, and 23% Meunier. Each Moet & Chandon vintage reveals the outstanding personality of a single year, and the beautiful 2008 vintage is no exception. Bright and lively, it is the essence of springtime. Produced from the harvest of one of the cooler years of the past decade, Moet and Chandon Grand Vintage 2008 Brut Champagne, made predominantly from Chardonnay, has an unmistakable vigor and freshness. Enjoy!