Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Cru Blanc de Blancs Magnum 1.5L 2012

2012 / 750ml Taittinger
Decanter – 95 Points JamesSuckling.com – 99 Points

Description / Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grands Cru Blanc de Blancs Magnum 1.5L 2012

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 2012
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 95 Points
Reviewed By 1 Decanter
Review Notes 1 From the very first whiff, this expresses energy, depth and complexity. Aeration reinforces this impression, while also revealing scents of orchard fruit, like apricot, but also exotic fruit, as well as hazelnut and delicate autolytic notes - pastry in particular. On the palate, it is rich and full-bodied, with satisfying sapidity on the long finish. Five to eight years of further cellaring would be ideal, and even more for aficionados of Champagne with marked bottle maturity.
Review Score 2 99 Points
Reviewed By 2 JamesSuckling.com
Review Notes 2 This is a fantastic and refined Blanc de Blancs. So layered and complex, with lemon curd, chalk, hazelnuts, pastries, baked apples and almond croissants. Structured and tightly wound, with almost imperceptible bubbles. Delicious salty notes at the end. Beautiful. Drink or hold.
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