quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancstext
93POINTS
17¼/20

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005

Champagne, FranceA quick revisit of the 2005 Comtes de Champagne reveals this Blanc de Blanc is now ready to drink. No one does chardonnay like Taittinger highlighting finesse and elegance since 1952. Not as big as the 2002 or 2004 it will provide breathing room for those wines to continue to age. The nose is fresh and elegant with nutty, lemon, honey, brioche, baked green apple, spice and quince aromas. The style predictably fresh and juicy, the palate creamy with fine mousse. More nutty, pear and toasted lemon and honey flavours. Elegant as ever and delicate with full flavours but just a touch short in the finish. Drink now or over the next five years. First produced in 1952, it is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Côte de Blancs.Tasted: 10 December 2015Tasted by: Prices: AB 245.00 private wine shops BC 199.99 BCLS Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 269126UPC: 003016570001412