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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007

Champagne, FranceCan the 2007 Blanc de Blancs be better than 2006? The folks at Taittinger think so, along with much of the trade who know the two vintages well. It has all the hallmark Taittinger traits: lemon zest, green apples, chalk, minerality, a luxurious creamy mousse with an electric wire of acidity running through the entire wine. It’s the purity and the elevated heights of the essence of chardonnay that set it apart from the norm. It was disgorged and topped up at nine grams dosage after spending nine years-plus on its lees. The finish is super long flecked with sea salt, ginger and honey. Not near ready to drink, and if well-cellared, it will keep through 2027. Textbook blanc de blancs, and the standard by which all others should be measured.Tasted: 24 September 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: AB 245.00 private wine shops QC 459.25 1500 SAQ NS 200.00 BC 256.00 BCLS Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 269126UPC: 003016570001412