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2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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The top expression of Champagne from one of the region's finest houses, Taittinger. A true legend, the Comtes is sourced exclusively from Grand Cru Chardonnay vineyards in Champagne's Cote de Blancs. 'Give it ten years' is the expert rule of thumb for this classic. More than a decade on it is only beginning to show its full character, though with an elegance and focus typical of this great wine among Blanc des Blancs. Drink or age further, this is a supreme bubbles at any price.

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Elsewhere up to $340.00 Save $55 $285.00 in mixed 6+ or $317.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

Champagne Taittinger are one of the few Grande Marque Houses that are still family owned and run. Presiding over this fabulous estate is Pierre-Emanuel Taittinger who is assisted by his children Clovis and Vitalie. With over 650 hectares of their own vineyards, Taittinger control much of their own production, with much of the vineyard being of Grand Cru classification. In the 1960s a prescient decision was made by Pierre-Emanuel’s great-uncle Francois to focus the House’s resources around Chardonnay and to pursue a vision of lightness and delicacy which has become a hallmark of the Taittinger style enjoyed today. The Taittinger cuvees also benefit from a longer aging process than is required under Champagne regulations delivering wines that have a subtle elegance with an underlying persistence of flavour and length that see the wines consistently score well in international tastings as well as with sommeliers from around the world.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"Taittinger's 2007 Comtes de Champagne will be nearly impossible to resist upon release. Soaring aromatics, mid-weight structure and soft contours give the 2007 its alluring personality. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, chamomile and green pear add brightness and freshness throughout, with a persistent, clean finish that makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Today, the 2007 comes across as a slightly more open version of the 2004, with freshness that makes that wine so appealing, and a touch of textural richness that recalls the 2002. Although the 2007 does not have the explosive energy or verticality of the profound 2006, it will drink better earlier. The 2007 has been positively brilliant on the three occasions I have tasted it so far." Drink 2018 - 2047

96/100 Decanter, Yohan Castaing

"The 2007 Comtes de Champagne is an astonishing Champagne. With aromas of dried flowers, chamomile and plenty of freshness, the bouquet is complex and dense. The fine and pure texture on the palate is supported by a chalk and iodine finish."

97/100 Wine Enthusiast, Roger Voss

"Always one of the great Champagnes, this comes from a year that is generally regarded as good but not great. And yet, with this Champagne is magnificent. The wine has some good bottle age, hinting at toast while also keeping the tight, mineral edge of a great wine from the Côte des Blancs. Drink from 2020."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2047

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with FISH
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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