Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005 - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005


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A powerful, refined, expressive and complex Champagne, with notes of citrus fruits, lime blossom and caramelized grapefruit. The long, rich ending reveals sweet licorice aromas. A perfect accompaniment to first courses such as seafood and shellfish.
Category Sparkling Wine
Region France, Champagne, Reims
Brand Taittinger
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Wine EnthusiastWith just a touch of bottle age giving a toasty character, this impressive wine is already showing some maturity. That said, the apple and citrus character, the mineral tight texture and crisp acidity promise some aging. The wine conveys a sense of elegance, intensity and richness. Drink now, but the wine will also age.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2014
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Wine SpectatorShows 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.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe 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.

David Schildknecht, November 2013