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Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancstext

Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2012

Champagne, FranceComte, the best of the best at Taittinger, comes with deep layers of flavours lined with lemon, salt, and chalk, all with a creamy texture and a plethora of minerality and electricity. It’s the purity and the elevated heights of the essence of chardonnay that set it apart from the norm. After spending ten years on its lees, it was disgorged and topped up at 1g/L dosage. The finish is seductive with its electric ripe citrus that disappears into a saline creaminess that doesn’t quit. The winery says it will keep through 2027, but I know it will go much longer if cellared properly. Textbook blanc de blancs for me, and the standard by which all others should be measured.Tasted: 24 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$350.99750mlBCL Stores
AB$328.951500mlselect private retailers
Producer: Champagne TaittingerDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 269126UPC: 003016570001412