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Taittinger Brut Reserve
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16¾/20

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Champagne, FranceTaittinger proudly “considers it an honour to produce a Brut champagne every year without exception". And with 288 hectares of vineyards across Champagne, you can see it is in excellent shape to cope with anything climate change can throw its way, at least so far. Brut Réserve is a blend of chardonnay (40%), pinot noir and pinot meunier (60%) wines from over 35 different vineyards that are aged a full 36 months on its lees and often longer. The high proportion of chardonnay, unique among fine nonvintage champagnes, is what sets this wine apart from so many others. Floral honey, baked pear, strawberry, and citrus draw you into the glass. The attack is elegant and persistent with more of the same. Serve with just about anything. The 3D 'hologram effect' of bubbles on its gift-packaging is the icing on the cake if you are looking for a great gift.Tasted: 24 September 2019Tasted 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