Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Nov 09, 2017 | Parisian Eye

A Comtes de Champagne is rare. Perfect for an exceptional celebration, the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the most absolute expression of the style of the House.

Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2006

In the exceptional Vintage 2006, the Chardonnays reveal rich and complex aromas of white fruits, citrus fruits and white ears. A beautiful minerality gives them nesse and elegance. These characteristics, coupled with a very fine balance and flexibility, augur a good guard potential. Pinot noirs are distinguished by their richness, their typicity and their potential. They combine small red fruits, cherries with body and power.

The making of a Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage

Elaborated in the cellars of the old abbey of Saint-Nicaise in Reims (XIIIth century), Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs enjoys a succession of attentive care until its apogee, and is created only when the following conditions, which make its rarity, are united:
The Champagne Blanc de Blancs cuvée is made 100% from Chardonnays of the best wines of the prestigious Côte des Blancs. It is produced only when the harvest proves to be of exceptional quality and worthy of being vintage.
Only the wine of first press – the Cuvée – absolute guarantee of finesse, is used. 5% of the wines that come into its composition have aged for 4 months in new oak barrels (renewed by one third each year), enhancing the intrinsic qualities of the nal assembly. It is only after a slow and patient aging of 8 to 10 years in the Crayères de Saint-Nicaise that this exceptional cuvée enters the light.

The tasting

The color of the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2006 is very pale yellow. The bubbles, very light, rise regularly to form a string of delicate foam.
The nose opens on a fresh and fine fruity note, of the tangerine type.
In the mouth, the taste is very lively and sweet at the same time. The middle of the mouth is supple, fleshy, rich with grapefruit flavors. The finale is always fine and all in length with a spicy touch reminiscent of the licorice stick. The Comtes Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2006 is a champagne of both maturity and finesse.

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