Agrapart's are some of the most refined Chardonnays to be found in the Côte des Blancs. For all of their class and impeccable breeding, they also come across as undeniably honest expressions of terroir. The differences between their Minéral, L’Avizoise and Vénus cuvées are striking. In the case of Vénus, it's laser in its focus and yet it's profoundly complex with subtle stone fruits, mineral and floral notes seamlessly intermingling. Peter Liem sums up the 2008 perfectly when he writes about the "palate-staining intensity and a jewel-like precision."