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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Taittinger Brut Reserve
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16¾/20

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Champagne, FranceTaitt NV is one of those instantly recognizable champagnes for me. Their classic, chardonnay driven house style is drawn from nearly 40 crus in the Marne, Sézanne and Aube and with minimum three years on the lees before cellaring in Reims. Full MLF, with a dosage is 9 g/l. In the NV blend the mix is approximately 40 percent chardonnay 45 pinot noir and rest meunier. In every bottle nearly 50 percent of grapes are from owned vineyards. Juicy, bright, lemon-led, with a chalky texture and fresh, brisk rinse of acidity on the finish. This bottle was based on 2014; you can see the disgorgement date engraved in laser on the base of the bottle. There are 5M of this cuvee produced annually. Alexandre Ponnavoy is Taittinger's new winemaker as of spring 2018, and I'm looking forward to his handling of this iconic house.Tasted: 15 October 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 67.99 BCLS QC 59.75 SAQ MB 69.41 Manitoba's Liquor Marts Online ON 63.00 NF 58.00 SK 69.57 Sask Liquor NS 80.00 Bishop's Cellar YK 90.00 AB 65.99 private wine shops Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 457713UPC: 3016570001030