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2005 Taittinger Comtés de Champagne Rosé

FRANCE / CHAMPAGNE /
abv 12.5%
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Champagne Blend

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SKU: 59725-2005

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$181.33

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, all from grand cru vineyards; L2300WA05100): Bright orange-pink. Smoky red berries and blood orange on the expressive nose, accented by spices and flowers. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the middle, offering intense raspberry, bitter cherry and orange pith flavors and notes of toasty lees and candied flowers. Shows excellent clarity on the seamless, spicy, impressively long finish. Twelve percent of the pinot noir in the blend was added as still wine.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Lightly toasty and creamy in texture, this graceful rose offers a firm backbone of acidity and rich flavors of raspberry coulis, dried strawberry, mille-feuille and graphite. Drink now through 2022. 250 cases imported.
    Author: Alison Napjus
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The Taittinger 2005 Brut Rose Comtes de Champagne exhibits a delectable nose of fraise du bois, red raspberry and maraschino discreetly complemented by anise, vanilla, and Ceylon tea. Silken in feel and with exceptionally fine and at once stimulating and caressing mousse, this finishes with luscious abundance of juicy fresh red berries supported by appropriate sweetness, hints of fine, tea-like tannins, crunchy berry seeds, chalk and toasted almond serving for satisfying counterpoint. It should prove rewarding to follow for several years, but don't miss out on its youthful pleasures!
    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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    Champagne is the northernmost wine region of France, located 90 miles outside of Paris. Its storied wine reputation dates back to the Middle Ages; a few of the top houses, to which so much of the region's fame is owed, have been producing since the early 1700s. As one of the coolest wine producing regions in the world, Champagne is perfectly suited to growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier at the low sugar/high acid levels necessary for sparkling wines. The region's famous chalk soils not only reflect sunlight back to the vines, helping them to ripen, but also impart minerality to the fruit, giving Champagne its characteristic flavor profile. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 30 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors