Despite its unremarkable weather conditions, 2004 is an exuberant vintage. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésime 2004 is composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The Pinot Noirs, of which 12% are vinified into red wine, come from the greatest crus of the Montagne to Reims. From the Cote des Blancs `Grand Crus` vineyards ranked at 100% on the crus grading scale in Champagne come the Chardonnays, which give the blend its freshness and finesse.
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Taittinger’s 2004 Brut Rose Comtes de Champagne is a delicate, perfumed wine. In 2004, the Rose shows quite a bit of Chardonnay character in its precise, chiseled fruit and long, minerally finish. After several hours the wine continued to dazzle with its crystalline purity and fabulous balance. This is a jewel of a wine from Taittinger.
Taittinger is one of Champagne’s most consistent large brands. The flagship Comtes de Champagne and Comtes de Champagne Rose, two of the finest wines in the region, sometimes fly under the radar, but they are both super-pedigreed wines with brilliant track records for developing considerable complexity in bottle.
Rating 94 - Drink 2014 - 2034 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate#192 (DEC/2010)
If the philosophy of Comtes de Champagne is that of restraint, the aim of its Rosé counterpart is of aromatic explosiveness and energy. In 2004 it meets its brief with particular finesse. An ethereal bouquet wafts with musk, red cherries, raspberries,
vanilla, even truffles. The palate achieves that elusive ideal of elegance with strength and coiled-up concentration. Lingering red fruits join nuances of nutmeg and cinnamon spice, flowing into a finish of subtle cherry kernel and beautifully fine,
textured minerality. In time it discloses allusions of mature grand cru Burgundy in subtle suggestions of ravishing sous bois (forest floor).
Rating 96 - Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2012 - 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Rich rose hue.
The refined, fresh and young nose reveals berry, strawberry, morello cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with background notes of fresh almonds and liquorice.
Initial fruitiness quickly intensifies on a rich and structured palate showing blackcurrant and pear flavours. The generous finish maintains the wine's balance and freshness.
This celebratory and ceremonial wine has qualities that make it suitable for all occasions: during a meal or to accompany a dessert of berries or fruit salad.