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Taittinger Brut Reserve
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16¾/20

Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Champagne, FranceThis classic Brut never disappoints, always delivering a streamlined arrow of quivering acidity. This chardonnay led NV is sourced from early 40 crus in the Marne, Sézanne and Aube (half from estate vineyards), and is a mix of 40 chardonnay, 45 pinot noir, and the remainder pinot meunier. After full MLF, this spends a minimum 3 years on the lees before a dosage of 9 g/l. My bottle was based on 2014; you can see the disgorgement date code engraved in laser on the base of the bottle. Chalk, lemon, green apple, light anise skips along the medium palate, cushioned with meringue and humming with limestone minerality. The finish lingers with lemon pith, welcoming refreshing with another glass. Lovely solo sipping, as well as with food. Classic for a reason.Tasted: 09 November 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