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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2004

Champagne, FranceThis Blanc de Blancs exemplifies pristine elegance. For whatever reason, Comtes is always feminine in my anthropomorphizing mine. White flower and talc, citrus and Asian pear, refreshing and bright green apple, focused in intensity, yet elegant and nimble. A Countess. The 2004 vintage is no exception, except perhaps the Countess went to the tropics and brought back some exotic gooseberry, peach and a sliver of ripe musky melon to the palate. Warm spice, white peach and lemon zest minerality on the lengthy finish. 5 percent of the Chardonnay has spent time in new oak barrels, providing that shelly toast. Enjoy with oysters - a royal pairing.Tasted: 11 December 2014Tasted by: Prices: AB 245.00 private wine shops QC 153.00 NS 160.00 BC 167.00 specialty listing Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 269126UPC: 003016570001412