Taittinger Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2011
The house of Taittinger has been creating world class Champagnes since 1932. This Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne vintage is just another example...
James Suckling: "A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Long and persistent. Very structured with phenolics and acidity. Minerally. Floral, too. Refreshing and energetic. September 2021 release. Drink or hold." May 2021
Winery: "Golden with shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine, delicate bubbles. Fine and delicate nose which combines white blossom and a certain minerality with general overtones of Anjou, light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of anise seed and smoky flavours follow this suggestion of fruit. The taste is vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This is immediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellow freshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness and a full- rounded flavour. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crisp finish with hints of salted butter. Pairs very well with shellfish and fish.
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)."
|Aging||Minimum 8 YEARS on the lees|