Vazart-Coquart & Fils Grand Bouquet Blanc de Blancs Brut

Jean-Pierre Vazart describes the 2008 harvest as the 1996 vintage with balance. That is, about as good as it gets in Champagne. His Blanc de Blancs encapsulates the season with laser-precision, great energy and thrust, a vector of pure citrus and apple of remarkable determination. Impeccable purity and delicacy of lemon bossom and granny smith apple is completed with full, fine chalk mineral mouth feel, very fine bead and grand persistence. A champagne of beautiful grace, finesse and mineral precision. $92 at Shop for Wine.