The week in pictures

db needed some cooling down from the heat this week, which was provided by chilled flutes of Cristal 2008, which was launched amid much fanfare at Carousel in Marylebone by Louis Roederer cellar master Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, who described the wine as his “best ever on the market”.

“For me, 2008 is a classic, cool-climate year; it was dry, but with a cool summer, which brought a lot of freshness, making it on line with 1996 and ‘88 in terms of climate, except there is a bit more density in the 2008,” Lecaillon said of the new release, which was enjoyed by a who’s who of the trade.

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