Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2004 (6 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

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.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Rich rose hue.

Aroma

The refined, fresh and young nose reveals berry, strawberry, morello cherry and blackcurrant aromas, with background notes of fresh almonds and liquorice.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

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.

Vintage
2004
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Taittinger is one of the last remaining family-owned Champagne houses. In 1931, Pierre Taittinger purchased the historic Champagne house, Forest-Fourneaux, and a year later re-named it Champagne Taittinger.

Revered by critics all over the world, Champagne Taittinger is the very definition of French sophistication, elegance and finesse.

Located in the great regions of wine growing Champagne , the Champagne Taittinger vines cover 288 hectares evenly distributed over 34 different vineyards , which include some of the appellations finest . With varietals consisting of 50% Pinot Noir , 15% Pinot Meunier and 35% Chardonnay , the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed expample of the Houses own style , in which Chardonnay plays such a significant role.

The Vineyards own production is supplemented by contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in Champagne.

In proportion to its size , Taittinger is amongst the great Champagne houses , one of the growers with the largest supply from the Cotes des Blancs , the preferred place of origin of the Chardonnay grand crus.

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