Opened by Allred last year and this note is from last year (clarification for Seaquam). Straw yellow color. Very bright and lively. Notes of brioche toast and very yeasty with citrus and stone fruit. Will have a long life. The best Comtes I have had (the others being the 1995 and 2006). We drank this next to the 2008 Dom Perignon and this bottle was superior. 96 points.