In my fourteen years of tasting vin-clair, nothing has topped my experience tasting the 2008’s. The Champenois do not like to brag about vintages early, but 2008 was an exception. The whole region was buzzing with excitement about the wines that they had just made. The character of the wines is similar to 1996; very high ripeness married to very high acidity. The 2008 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne ($39.99) is one of the first that we have received from this great vintage, and it might be the best bottle of vintage Champagne in the store right now.