Great Wines of the World Masterclass: Champagne – 2008 Vintage Tasting

Date(s) - September 7, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

James Suckling Wine Central


The 2008 vintage in Champagne is considered to be an exceptional year making legendary wines. Explore variations and diverse styles with us.



Masterclass Tasting with

Sep 7, 2021 (Tuesday); 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

@ James Suckling Wine Central

(6 wines to taste) / HK$488 per person

Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the global tasting team!

From the relatively recent releases, the 2008 vintage in Champagne is considered to be an exceptional year making iconic or legendary wines. Many of the champagne from this year show real depth and outstanding quality which compete at ease with the famous 2002 vintage. Ideal conditions and slow ripening season allowed the best Champagne houses to achieve remarkable wines. Discover the variations and diverse styles of top wines from Laurent-Perrier, De Venoge, Henri Giraud, Deutz and Champagne Henriot.

Featured Producers

Champagne de Venoge

Champagne de Venoge is based in the Epernay region of Champagne, though it originated in Mareuil-sur-Ay in 1837. The house now produces various wines, including blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs as well as premium labels such as Des Princes and Louis XV. Dedicated to high quality standards throughout the winemaking process, such as the best crus, low dosage, only using first presses and long ageing periods, the house produces bold but crisp wines that are eminently drinkable.

Champagne Deutz

Champagne comes with great heritage at Champagne Deutz, which has been making Champagne for more than 180 years. It exudes the kid of prestige of the most admired houses, and is endorsed by fine hotels such as The Ritz, The Connaught, and The Savoy. Based in the Ay region of Champagne, the house was founded in 1838 and has been run by successive generations of the Deutz and Geldermann families. In 1983 the house was acquired by Louis Roederer, but has a style all its own. Think big, broad pinot noir wines of Champagne that have great balance and concentration, and fun, dry finishes.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Independent family-run Champagne house Laurent-Perrier was founded in 1812 and is the main company of the Laurent-Perrier Group, whose other flagship brands include the houses of Salon, De Castellane and Delamotte. Bernard de Nonancourt pioneered new approaches here at both the technical and blending level while also retaining traditional Champagne methods. This gave birth to the Laurent-Perrier style, which embodies innovation, freshness, elegance, and more than 50% chardonnay in all white wines. Today the wines are celebrated for their consistent quality, cuvee after cuvee.

Champagne Henriot

Led today by the eight-generation family member Gilles de Larouziere, Maisons & Domaines Henriot encompasses four wine brands united by family values and great quality. Champagne Henriot was founded in 1808 and has cultivated a style that pushes chardonnay to its purest form. The wines are racy and dense with wonderful texture and length.

Henri Giraud

The Champagne house of Henri Giraud, now managed by a 12th-generation family member, Claude Giraud, has long been a favorite wine among drinkers of note. Its vineyards lie on the revered mountain of Ay, considered a Grand Cru area of Champagne, and the wines are built on a unique approach to terroir. Harvested fruits are vinified and aged in Argonne oak barriques, made from trees that are 200 to 300 years old, resulting in a truly distinct style of Champagne.

This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Autumn Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring close to 100 of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at:

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