0500004 | Sparkling
Wine Spectator 92
GRAPE VARIETIES: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay TASTIG NOTES: With a darker color, this is more assertive in the Taittinger way. It has plenty of rich berry fruits, some background biscuits and spices and loads of flesh on the palate. The handy depth, strawberry and wild-cherry flavors and phenolics are all polished and really neatly balanced.
Taittinger is one of the few family-owned independent Champagne houses in Reims. It produces a very classy Non-Vintage blend and complex Vintage Champagnes as well. Its top Champagne is Comtes De Champagne - first produced in 1952, it is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Côte de Blancs. This is finely aromatic, rich, creamy Blanc de Blancs at its best, though patience is required as the wine should not be approached for at least ten years.