Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Champagne Taittinger Brut Reservetext

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Champagne, FranceThis classic blends 40% chardonnay, 45% pinot noir, and the remainder pinot meunier from across 36 vineyards in the Marne, Sézanne, and Aube, half of which come from estate vineyards. Around 30% reserve wines are used. After ferment in stainless with full MLF, this spent a minimum of 3 years on lees, before a dosage of 9 g/L. Brut Reserve makes up 85% of the wine produced by the house. Light biscuit, red apple, green apple lead into a lightly earthy core, with a green apple skin texture and bitter citrus kiss which lingers on the finish. Nice freshness here to balance out the dosage, and super consistent (as expected), though would be really nice to know the base year and disgorge date. Not sure why they've decided to remove these from the bottle.Tasted: 24 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
AB$69.99750mlselect private retailers
SK$76.99750mlselect private retailers, monopolies
Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier - Pinot NoirCSPC: 457713UPC: 3016570001030