Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 Brut Champagne comes in a Gift Box. Vintage 2008 was dominated by grey, overcast skies - an exception in a decade characterized by a bold, generous sunshine. When the harvest was getting underway, the weather conditions were finally perfect: blue skies and prolonged north-northeasterly winds. The grapes were riper than anyone dared hope, and had a genuinely outstanding balance. The wines were in excellent health. To the bracing acidity, concision, and aromatic purity expected of the 2008 vintage, Dom Perignon adds depth, density, and complexity. The light is warmer and less harsh. On the nose, the opening bouquet is complex and luminous, a mingling of white flowers, citrus, and stone fruit. The overall effect is enhanced by the freshness of aniseed and crushed mint. The final aromas offered by the wine are starting to show spicy, woody, and roasted notes. After a long period of reluctance, the wine is finally opening up. There is a complete balance between the nose and the palate. Its slender, minimalist, pure, toned, athletic character is now also expressed with warmth. The fruit is pronounced and clear. The vintage's characteristic acidity is remarkably well integrated. Its persistence is mainly aromatic, grey, smoky, and highly promising. The wine enjoys duality: warmth & freshness, meat & iodine pairings, cooked & raw. Spices enhance and accentuate 2008's effervescence and densify the wine. Dom Perignon Vintage 2008 Champagne also pairs well with cheese such as parmesan, vegetables such as leeks, truffles, and mushrooms, and herbs and spices, including ginger, cumin, and saffron. It likes playful experiences: culinary art, textures, and matters. Dom Perignon 2008 Gift Box is the perfect Champagne as a gift or special celebration. Enjoy!