Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus Brut NV

NV / 750ml Taittinger
Cusine Magazine – 5 Stars & No. 5 Decanter – 96 Points Tasting Book - 100 Best Champagnes – Best Non-Vintage Blends 2022 JamesSuckling.com – 93 Points

Description / Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus Brut NV

The brilliant body is pale yellow with silver highlights, a sign of the high proportion of exceptional Chardonnays. The bubbles are fine and form a persistent and delicately creamy ring of foam. The wine is subtle and fresh on the nose. The initial mineral aromas quickly give way to green and then floral notes with the fragrance of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon undertones. The entry onto the palate is clean and lively, dominated by very exceedingly fresh citrus notes. These segue into much fuller, rounder and silkier flavours where white peaches in syrup predominate. The finish is rich, lingering and bursting with flavour. Prélude «Grands Crus» is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity. its balance of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding.

More Information

Closure Cork
Brand Taittinger
Volume (mL) 750
Alcohol 12.5
Blend Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Vintage NV
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 5 Stars & No. 5
Reviewed By 1 Cusine Magazine
Review Score 2 96 Points
Reviewed By 2 Decanter
Review Notes 2 The nose is shy and subtle, though notions of red apple, peppery rye crumb, stone and lemon emerge with more air. Tightly coiled, the palate suggests spicy riches with its insinuations of white pepper and tangerine peel. A lovely interplay of Pinot richness and Chardonnay slinkiness, showing depth, svelteness and elegance. It justs needs air to breathe. Gorgeous.
Review Score 3 Best Non-Vintage Blends 2022
Reviewed By 3 Tasting Book - 100 Best Champagnes
Review Notes 3 Fine Champagne Magazine Selection
Review Score 4 93 Points
Reviewed By 4 JamesSuckling.com
Review Notes 4 This has attractive notes of hazelnuts, pastries, honey, figs and apple tart. Lots of flavor with a medium body and fine bubbles. Deliciously layered. I like the praline and honeycomb notes. 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot noir from Grand Cru vineyards, with at least 5 years on the lees. Drink now.
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