quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus
93POINTS
17¼/20

Taittinger Prélude Grands Crus NV

Champagne, FranceThis fuller, more luxurious version of Taittinger is equal parts Grand Cru pinot noir (Montagne de Reims) and Grand Cru chardonnay (Côte des Blancs), aged for 60+ months on lees and bottled with less than 10 grams of sugar at dosage. The attack is dense with creamy, buttery brioche notes mix with a whiff of toasted nuts before a floral, spicy undercurrent kicks in. It is one complex sparkling wine with impressive lees, all held in check by Taittinger’s signature bead of acidity. I love the value offered here between the Brut Reserve and Vintage Taittinger. Most seafood, and the richer, the better, will work here.Tasted: 24 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 100.00 private wine shops QC 79.50 SAQ Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 385062UPC: 003016570050380