Taittinger, Blanc de Blancs, Comtes de Champagne
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    Taittinger, Blanc de Blancs, Comtes de Champagne,

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    Taittinger, Taittinger, Blanc de Blancs, Comtes de Champagne, 2011

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Taittinger, Taittinger, Blanc de Blancs, Comtes de Champagne, 2011

    An expressive and beautifully refined nose explodes from the glass in a puff of chalk, a spritz of scratched lemon peel, fresh butter, smoky lees, a touch of blood orange peel; all rendered with great detail and delicacy. Impressive freshess and energy define the palate as well as great purity. This is so very clean, with an element of grapefruit sorbet about it - most engaging, with notes of blanched almonds, crushed chalk, and just a touch of green olive/citrus pith on the finish. Taut, steely and very refreshing.

    ABV:
    12.5%
    95/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    An insider Champagne, the Comtes de Champagne from Taittinger 2011 is at a great moment to begin drinking. A Blanc de Blancs made entirely from Chardonnay grapes sourced from entirely from Grand Cru vineyards in Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, this is accomplished and moreish, with plenty of grip, green apple, quince and citrus fruit, with expertly-maintained kicks of citrus peel and apricot pit through the palate, deepening in complexity and exotic fruit expression in the glass. 9 years on the lees, disgorged April 2021, 9 g/l dosage.
    Date Reviewed:
    06/2022
    80/100
    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2011 Comtes de Champagne remains a challenging wine. Short, compact and lacking in complexity, the 2011 just doesn’t have that much to offer. On a more positive note, there’s good freshness and fewer of the vegetal notes I saw a few years ago. This is the best showing yet for the 2011.
    Date Reviewed:
    11/2022

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Champagne
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    Producer:
    Taittinger
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Taittinger

    Taittinger

    “Under the direction of François Taittinger, the company’s cellars were established in the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise, built in the thirteenth century in Gallo-Roman chalk pits dating from the fourth century. After François' death in an accident, his brother Claude took over and directed the business from 1960 to 2005. It was during this time that Taittinger became a champagne house of world renown. Today Taittinger is considered one of the finest Champagne houses of them all.” Jancis Robinson

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