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Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Sectext
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Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV

Champagne, FranceNocturne is nightclub champagne, jazzed up with a fancy packaging (my bottle is deemed City Lights) and a higher dosage (17.5 g/L) to appeal to the late-night demographic. This cuvée uses the same base as Taittinger's NV (40% chardonnay and 60% blend of the pinots noir and meunier) but gets one additional year on the lees before release which makes for a good partner with the higher sugar cane dosage. As far as Sec (off-dry) champagnes go, this is at the bottom of the sweet scale, so expect that dosage to feel slight, especially up against the toasty autolysis and tight lemon peel driving this wine. Red apple, pear, buttery toasted brioche is seasoned with gingery spices running the length of the smooth palate.Tasted: 23 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 80.00 BCLS QC 72.00 SAQ ON 65.95 LCBO Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 674770UPC: 3016570000668