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2012 Taittinger Brut Millesime Vintage

2012 Taittinger Brut Millesime Vintage

95 Points Wine Enthusiast
2012 Taittinger Brut Millesime Vintage
95 Points Wine Enthusiast

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Serious discount on serious bubbles. The classy folk at Taittinger source these grapes exclusively from some of Champagnes best Grand Cru vineyards. Even then they only use the pure first-press juice, aging it for several years to integrate these concentrated flavours and add rich layers of yeasty and nutty complexity. Beautiful stuff to drink now, you could also age it longer just for fun. Either way, don't miss this chance at a truly great Champagne discount!

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Elsewhere up to $125.00 Save $25 $99.99 in mixed 6+ or $110.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir

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

95/100 Wine Enthusiast

"Made from equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this still young Champagne is rich in the Taittinger style, with an elegant poise that is impressive. The wine, with its apricot and ripe apple fruit, is generously tempered by bright acidity and a crisp edge."

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Stephan Reinhardt

"Taittinger's 2012 Millésime Brut is a stainless steel-fermented blend of 50% Côte ded Blancs Chardonnay and 50% Montagne de Reims Pinot Noir bottled in 2013. It offers a clear and elegant, intensely aromatic and fruity bouquet of sweet cherries along with hazelnut and some incense flavors. It is a round, intense and well-structured yet fine Champagne with ripe and almost juicy fruit and a tight, still restrained finish. A bit sweet for my nordic taste, but this is a mouthful of Brut. Disgorged with nine grams of dosage in January 2017. Tasted in November 2017." Drink 2018 - 2028

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SEAFOOD

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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