Palmer & Co Vintage 2008

Mix 12
£49.95
Mix 6
£52.95
Per Bottle
£56.95
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Description & Technical Information
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Palmer & Co's vintage is always a subtle association of a particular climatic year and the Palmer style. Consisting exclusively of Grand and Premier Crus from the Montagne de Reims area, this champagne of rare complexity also has the typical charming elegance of Palmer & Co.

Weather: The weather in 2008 began unremarkably with a mild winter, plenty of rain and patches of frost. The early summer spells were relatively cold which delayed flowering. However, prolonged August sunshine saw long, hot days combine with cooler nights to produce grapes of perfect acidity and ripeness. A harvest that is only just emerging on the market but is already being compared to 2002, this is sure to be one of the vintages of the decade.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier
Ageing: 6-8 years on the lees
Dosage: 8-9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: A bright yellow colour with aromas of ripe citrus and peaches. There is an underlying nuttiness that is evident on the palate. A vibrant and acidic mouth-feel is balanced with ripe fruits and a slightly creamy texture. The layers of complexity last throughout the long lingering finish. A great example of this fantastic vintage.
Champagne Palmer & Co Overview
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Expert Reviews
16/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Very light nose and bone dry and racy. Quite an elegant style. Good balance and just about ready.”
94 → 96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Generous but refined, deep, fruity nose of beautiful toasty character. Plenty of bright succulent fruit. Round, fleshy, smooth muscular palate with good tension. Fine fruity length. Plenty of potential here.”
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Exclusively made up of premiers and grands crus from the Montagne de Reims area. 50% Chardonnay premiers crus (Trepail and Villers-Marmery), 40% Pinot Noir grand crus (Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly) and 10% Pinot Meunier. Lees ageing for 7.5 years. Disgorged August 2016. Dosage 8 g/l.
Tasted blind. Richer, more concentrated nose [than the 2009 tasted alongside]. Broad and substantial – quite savoury. Even a little cheesy. Lots of acidity.
Drink 2017-2023”
Awards
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CSWWC Gold 2016
IWC Silver 2016
CSWWC Silver 2015
News Articles
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    Palmer & Co: Bottles vs Magnums and Vintage Collection

    August 10, 2019

    Our last visit to Palmer & Co's new winery in Reims included a comparison of the current range from bottle and magnum and a selection of older vintages from the late release Blanc de Blancs and Vintage Collections.
  2. Palmer & Co: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Palmer & Co: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    March 25, 2019

    Earlier this month, we tasted the base wines from 2018 with Champagne Palmer & Co. Having previously released video footage of harvest 2018 describing it as "exceptional", Palmer clearly rate the latest vintage highly and we soon discovered why.
  3. Palmer & Co Unveil New Winery

    Palmer & Co Unveil New Winery

    March 9, 2019

    Champagne Palmer & Co unveiled their new winery last month. Designed to meet the highest environmental standards, the state-of-the-art winery symbolises Palmer's respect for sustainable development, whilst reflecting their impeccably high standards.
  4. A Visit to Champagne Palmer & Co

    A Visit to Champagne Palmer & Co

    October 19, 2018

    During our trip to Reims last week, we visited Champagne Palmer & Co to meet with Managing Director Rémi Vervier. After hunting in the underground cellars for the biggest bottle we could find, we discussed harvest 2018 and tasted two stunning examples of Palmer Vintage Collection.
  5. Palmer & Co Video:

    Palmer & Co Video: "Exceptional" Champagne Harvest 2018

    September 6, 2018

    Champagne Palmer & Co have produced some stunning behind the scenes footage of the record-breaking 2018 Champagne harvest, which takes viewers on a journey through the vineyard and pressing centres. Check out the full video here.
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