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Taittinger Prélude Grands Crustext

Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV

Champagne, FranceThis richer, riper, doughier Taittinger is equal parts Grand Cru pinot noir (Montagne de Reims) and Grand Cru chardonnay (Côte des Blancs), aged for five+ years on the lees, and with a 9 g/l dosage. Dense and rich, with toasted brioche, almond biscotti, lemon zest, big spice, and an echo of elderflower on the finish. Ample autolysis here, but held with a girdle of lemon acidity that draws this out to a lingering finish. Impressive. Quail, cream-dressed mushrooms would be an ideal match to this powerful wine.Tasted: 09 December 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$100.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 385062UPC: 003016570050380