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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005

Champagne, FranceBit of a price upswing with the 2005 Comtes, a one-two of the Canadian dollar plus global demand perhaps? Regardless, there will always be a market for Comtes; the unparalleled elegant linearity, focus and depth of this chardonnay is highly sought after. Unbuttered popcorn, biscuit, lemon peel and sea salt open the nose, leading to a driving, expressive palate with green apple, seashell, chalk and marine sea salt before a skiff of white grapefruit and tangerine peel on the very lengthy finish. Elegance, epitomized. Drinking beautifully now, but will hold for - well - ever. Watch for the 2006 to grace our shores soon.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