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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006

Champagne, FranceComtes Rosé is made from Grand Cru grapes and produced only in exceptional years. 70 percent pinot noir is accented with chardonnay, with 12 percent Bouzy pinot noir blended in as still red wine. Once in bottle, the whole spends spent ten years on the lees, and my bottle was disgorged in 2016. Earthy, fresh and dried mushroom infiltrates the potent cherry, cranberry and raspberry that fill the palate, one infused with fine black tea and textured with smoked stones. Orange peel lingers on the finish. This has intensity and bravado, while still holding its elegance. Lovely drinking now, but will cellar smartly.Tasted: 15 October 2018Tasted by: Prices: QC 276.25 SAQ Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 229849UPC: 3016570001504