Category: Taittinger

Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne 2005

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Beautiful light golden color with very refined bubbles and nice tears in the glass. A lovely nose of smoked lemon, flint, grapefruit, verbena, a haze of pine wood, Mirabelle plum, a dash of pear liqueur, vanilla, freshly ground flour, a touch of cocoa and even some cherry. After some time
Rating category: 90-95

Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne 2004

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Pale yellow color with greenish hue and perfect sparkle. In the nose: crystallised lemon with peel, sunflower seeds, cold butter, lawn with daisies and dandelion, pear and peach. After a little longer in the glass come some toast and candied ginger, vanilla and peanuts. The mouthfeel is soft and caressing. In
Rating category: 90-95

Taittinger: Millésime 2005

[English] Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay from Grand Cru terroirs. Light yellow color with fine bubbles. In the nose: warm yeast, light wood character, pear, pronounced flinty minerality, clementine and a little immature Reine Claude plum. After a little longer in the glass we get creamy strawberry sweets and violets.The mouthfeel is vinous.
Rating category: 80-89

Taittinger: Prelude NV

[English] Made of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from Grand Cru classified villages. No info about the disgorgement date. A light yellow color with refined effervescence. On the nose we get smokey Chardonnay with Cramant character, candied lemon, Granny Smith, elderflower, honeysuckle, very refined yeast. Soft nuances of marzipan and earth together with exciting
Rating category: 90-95

Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne 2002

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Light yellow-golden color with normal effervescence and nice mousse. Elegant nose of non-ripe mirabel plum, citrus, apple, lime (green lemon), fresh nuts, toast, vanilla, linden blossom, slightly smoked white meat, spicyness and chalkyness. It started to get more interesting after some time in the glass showing white truffle and white
Rating category: 90-95

Taittinger: Brut Millésime 2004

[English] Made with 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Yellowgolden color with refined effervescence and nice mousse. On the nose: refined yeast, bread, candied, lemon, pear, hawthorn, honeysuckle, flowery honey,  apricot and mandarin with undertones of licorice and citrus zests. The mouthfeel is taut. On the attack this is a straightforward wine showing crisp, pure
Rating category: 80-89

Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne 2000

[NL] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Light golden color with slightly green appearance and perfect sparkle.  Spectacular aroma: Cox Orange Pippin, durondeau pear, young yellow fruit, smoke, wild mushrooms,  chalk, dried Parma ham and even a little bit veal stock. The texture is creamy. I taste young Cox apple, candied lemon, a touch of grapefruit, vanilla
Rating category: 90-95

Taittinger: Folies de la Marquetterie

[English]Last tasted in october 2011. Made of 45% Pinot Noir and 55% Chardonnay. Light golden color with green shade and heady sparkle. Boring, non-complex smell that reminds me of a cheap commercial cava. The attack is aggressive and bitter with banana. After a while I taste generic yellow fruits and elderberry. The finale is quite
Rating category: 50-65

Taittinger: Brut Réserve

[English] Foreword: Tasted in June 2011 at Taittinger Reims. It was the only cuvée we got to drink after hearing about 200 times the words “Comtes de Champagne” during the Guided visits of the cellars. They should at least have given a glass of Comtes 2000 to taste, because everyone is familiar with the Brut
Rating category: 50-65

Taittinger: Comtes de Champagne Rosé 1993

[English] Beautiful copper red color with refined sparkle. In the scent: rusted metal, slightly some strawberry and sherry. The taste was only sherry and yeast. Unfortunately a flawed bottle. 100 euro wasted. [NL] Prachtige koperrode kleur met verfijnde pareling. In de geur: geroest metaal, lichtjes aardbei en sherry. De smaak was een en al sherry
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