Taittinger Comte de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 (6 x 750mL), France.

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Overview

This outstanding wine is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality and worthy of vintage Champagne. It is made exclusively from white Chardonnay grapes from the most renowned crus of the prestigious Cotes de Blancs. To guarantee the wine’s finesse, only the first pressing is used and this exceptional Champagne is aged for several years in the cellars of Saint-Nicaise.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

An exquisite example with a toasty, nutty nose over an elegant structure with a fresh lime streak to a rich, fruity palate. Lovely and complete. Decanter Wine Awards 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

The pale golden yellow colour is illuminated by almost fluorescent green high lights. The bead, particularly fine and abundant, rises steadily to form a light ring of froth.

Aroma

The very fresh nose opens on contrasting, intense yet subtle, grilled, toasty notes. These are followed by aromas of candied citrus peel, lemon and vanilla tart, roasted almonds and finally a floral hint of dried flowers and lime blossom.

Palate

The initial impression on the palate is expressive and powerful, domnated by the vivacious citrus fruit, especially ripe lemon. Mid palate the flavour is more delicate, with flavours of caramelised grapefruit. The lengthy rich finish reveals sweet liquorice notes.

Food Matching & Cellaring Potential

A perfect marriage of delicacy and intensity with freshness and harmony, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs reveals the full ageing potential typical of the great chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs.

This wine will be appreciated at any celebration to enhance those wonderfully intense, rare moments. It will go very well with seafood or fish starters (such as white tuna carpaccio with truffles).

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Decanter Wine Awards 2012

Vintage
2002
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

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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