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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007 75cl 12.5% ABV Gift Boxed

£124.95

The handcrafted Comtes de Champagne is the pinnacle of Taittinger's range, offering finesse, elegance and layers of complexity. Made from 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes from the finest vineyards and only produced in great vintages.

Very pale yellow colour. Fine, light bubbles, rise steadily to form a delicate ring of foam. The nose initially presents a fresh, refined tangerine-like fruitiness. It then develops more mature notes of ripe fruit, raisin pastries and candied fruit. On the palate, the attack is both smooth and very lively. The mid-palate is supple, full-bodied and rich, with flavours of grapefruit. The finish is still very long and refined with a hint of spice, reminiscent of liquorice sticks.

The 2007 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is an excellent but tightly wound rendition of this cuve, offering up pretty aromas of brioche, lemon oil, lily pollen and dried white flowers, with comparatively few of the overtly toasty signatures that will likely emerge with more protracted time on cork. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure and incisive, with a refined mousse, tangy acids, a tensile.

Awarded 95/100 by The Wine Advocate