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2005 Taittinger Brut Comtés de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
  • 93 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 59723-2005-750

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  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    If forced to choose a recent Comtes de Champagne for drinking today, I would gravitate towards the 2005. A beautiful wine, the 2005 has some of the openness of the 2002 mixed with a little of the energy of the 2004, but without the sheer personality of either. Instead, the 2005 impresses for its persistence, harmony and sheer drinkability. Best of all, unlike some recent prior vintages, the 2005 is not going to require any cellaring to offer its best drinking. I would cellar the 2002 and 2004, and drink the 2005 for the next decade-plus.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Light yellow-gold. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of dried pear, melon, orange zest, white flowers and iodine, with an undercurrent of toasty lees. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering intense orchard and citrus fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows superb energy and lift on the finish, which leaves smoky mineral and candied fig notes behind.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: 41609
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Shows lovely balance, with a chinalike backbone of acidity, finely meshed with a creamy mousse and rich and toasty flavors of roasted hazelnut, creamed apple, lemon parfait and spun honey. A vein of smoky minerality echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 700 cases imported.
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The Taittinger 2005 Brut Comtes de Champagne leads with a maritime aromatic amalgam of salinity and alkalinity, behind which emerge candied grapefruit rind and white peach, all anticipating the flavors that dominate on a strikingly succulent and mouth-filling yet buoyant palate. Candied ginger, marzipan, and fresh lime add to the zesty invigoration of a finish whose pronouncedly marine character serves to open my salivary glands' floodgates. As with their other cuvees, buoyancy is here allied to a judicious and supportive hint of sweetness. This ought to be worth following for several years, though on no account should it be overlooked in its present condition.
    Author: David Schildknecht
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  • Taittinger, located in Reims, is the third oldest Champagne house and one of the few remaining independent, family-owned houses. It produces both fine non-vintage and vintage Champagnes. The prestige cuvee is the vintage Champagne Comtes de Champagne, named after the original Comtes de Champagne, who resided in Reims in the 13th century building subsequently purchased by Taittinger. The blanc de blancs version is produced from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Cote de Blancs. The Comtes de Champagne Rose is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, made by the addition of red wine rather than the saignee. Taittinger's style is elegant and aromatic with complex, creamy richness.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 503 bottles owned
    • 67 collectors