"In the year that has passed since I last tasted this beautiful wine, the 2008 Ployez Blanc de Blancs has really started to blossom and is now drinking with great style and breed. The bouquet is deep, complex and beautifully precise, offering up scents of apple, pear, almond, a lovely signature of soil, gentle smokiness, incipient notes of crème patissière and a touch of vanilla from the barrel-fermentation of the vins clairs. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and has that rock solid structure of the top 2008s, with a fine core, lovely mousse and a very long, well-balanced and racy finish. This is still very early days for this lovely bottle, but it is really starting to stir and it is now quite apparent that I underrated this wine just a bit last year! 2020-2050."