Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Cru Blanc de Blancs 2011

2011 / 750ml Taittinger
JamesSuckling.com – 97 Falstaff.com – 96 Wine Spectator – 94 Tasting Book - 100 Best Champagnes – Best Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Description / Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Cru Blanc de Blancs 2011

The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the finest example of the Taittinger House style and is always a vintage cuvée. It is made with 100% white grapes from the 5 villages with a Grands Crus classification for the Chardonnay grape (Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger). This cuvée is created using juice from the first press only. A small percentage (5 %) of the blend is aged in fresh oak barrels to create the very delicate balance of toasted notes in the final wine. Taittinger knows it must be patient with these great Chardonnays, which are the crowning glory of its terroir; the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs remains for up to 10 years in the chalk quarries beneath Saint-Nicaise, before emerging to ignite and delight the palates of wine-lovers.

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Closure Cork
Brand Taittinger
Volume (mL) 750
Alcohol 12.5
Blend Chardonnay
Vintage 2011
Biodynamic - Demeter No
BioGrow Certified No
In Conversion No
Organic Grapes No
Vegan Yes
Country France
Region Champagne
Case Pack Size 6
Review Score 1 97
Reviewed By 1 JamesSuckling.com
Review Notes 1 A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Refreshing and energetic.
Review Score 2 96
Reviewed By 2 Falstaff.com
Review Notes 2 Exquisite candied lemon and blossom honey play on
the nose before green apple and freshly toasted white
bread appear The body is slender but concentrated a
shimmering silvery thread of freshness is woven
throughout The bubbles are creamy An aftertaste of
liquorice and chalkiness pervade the zesty smooth
finish A citric highway of beauty
Review Score 3 94
Reviewed By 3 Wine Spectator
Review Notes 3 After the tightly coiled, hyper concentrated 2008 Taittinger's 2011 Brut Blanc
de Blancs Comtes de Champagne represents a more immediate, charming
rendition of this cuvée Bursting from the glass with aromas of orchard and
stone fruit mingled with notions of pastry cream, blanched almonds and
mandarin, it's medium to full bodied, pillowy and fleshy, with a soft and
enveloping profile, lively acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse Readers might think of the 2011 as a somewhat less reductive and l
Review Score 4 Best Vintage Blanc de Blancs
Reviewed By 4 Tasting Book - 100 Best Champagnes
Review Notes 4 Fine Champagne Magazine Selection 2022
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