This tete de Cuvee from RL Legras is a stunning example of their profound and precise style. When we first started selling Legras the, '96 was the current vintage and quickly became one of our favorite Tete de Cuvee Champagnes, especially for the price. 2008 carries that breadth over and displays the vintage flawlessly. It is a powerhouse with a serious depth of fruit, tons of dry extract, a touch of brioche coupled with great focus, precision, and refined bubbles. In time we expect that is will rival their legendary 1996. Also, some fun magnum bottles are available, which will even be better down the road. Our best memories of Champagnes seem always to be the large format bottles. Richard Juhlin, one of the most trusted Champagne sources, has scored this wine 94 points, which we think is conservative. Every time we re-taste it, our score increases. A serious Tete de Cuvee at a fantastic winery direct pricing, don't miss it!