Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Vintage 2005 75cl

750ml / 12%

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Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes this is a wine for those who appreciate the sublime elegance and lightness of this style of Champagne, this is the ultimate goal.

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Les Comtes is, of course, one of the greatest of all-Chardonnay Champagnes, its fruit sourced from the finest Grand Cru sites of the Côte des Blancs. Blue chip provenance includes the villages of Avize, le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant; the best of the best in other words. Or, doubly appropriate, given its luxuriant gustatory profile; la crème de la crème. 5% of the wine is aged in wood before Spring bottling and the ensuing lengthy somnolence wherein the alchemical process of autolysis weaves its patient magic over a decade.

2000, for all the sound and fury equated with the millennium, is a relatively forward vintage, captured here by rich creamy flavors. Fresh almonds, vanillin and verbena are balanced by a generous biscuity, spicy brioche character and then a firm and discretely indulgent finish. Poise and power are powerfully poised….. this is clearly a very noble count, one which we are advised to try with tuna carpaccio with truffle, which sounds like a very sensible idea.

Product Details

Size 750ml
Strength (ABV) 12%
Brand Taittinger
Presentation glass bottle
Country france
Champagne Style blanc de blancs
Vintage 2005

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