In 2016, as the artist for the 13th edition of this prestigious gallery, the famous Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado chose to adorn the Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2008 bottle with one of his major works, a universally symbolic image of a leopard quenching its thirst in the life source of Namibia.
Taittinger’s 2008 Brut Millesimé is a powerful, bold wine. The intensity of the year has been tempered by lovely mid-palate depth and what feels like dosage that is on the higher end of the spectrum, which means Taittinger’s 2008 is more accessible now than many other 2008. Dried pear, brioche, honey, mint, chamomile and wild flowers blossom into the creamy, inviting finish. There is a lot to like.