Champagne: The 2018 Summer Preview (Jul 2018)

The 2008 Argonne is a rich, dense wine. A rush of crème brûlée, apricot jam, new French oak, almonds, candied orange peel, and hazelnut announce this dense, powerful Champagne. Tropical overtones add to the wine’s an exotic feel. Although there is not much subtlety, the 2008 will appeal to readers who appreciate flamboyant Champagnes. I am very interested to see how the 2008 ages.