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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2002
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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2002 Champagne

More vintages: 2006, 2008, 2009"To my grandson, who will one day be an entrepreneur and be the guardian of the family tradition." Little did the author know how true this prophecy of Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger would prove to be - it was a gutsy move buying back the family business in 2008 - but one that has truly paid off. One of the last big independent, family-owned houses that uphold the name not only on the label, but in their management; Pierre-Emmanuel remains President, whilst his son, Clovis, is Export Director, and his daughter, Vitalie, handles the company's artistic vision. Comtes de Champagne is the pinnacle of Taittinger's range offering finesse, elegance and layers of complexity.

As quality is of paramount importance, Taittinger only uses grapes from the finest vineyards in Champagne. Ranking in the top two major Champagne houses who self supply all of their grapes, by owning some 288 hectares of vineyards in the best localities. This ensures a regular supply of approximately 50% of Taittinger's annual needs, significantly more than other well known Champagne houses. The remaining 50% come from carefully selected growers, some of whom have links going back four generations or more. Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2002 is a blend of grapes exclusively from the first pressing and is aged for 4 years. It consists of Chardonnay from the 'Grand Crus' of the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir from the 'Grand Crus' of the Montagne de Reims and the start of the Vallée de la Marne.

An exceptional summer of sun and hot weather created a vintage that produced the finest quality grapes. 2002 began with low rainfall and a mild winter, this combined with the summer led to a fruitful harvest with large quantities of grapes. 2002 is regarded as the best vintage in the past two decades.

We recently acquired this champagne in March 2016, it's showing six years after its initial release how spectacular a vintage 2002 is and a great example of how these vintage champagnes can develop. On the nose an aroma of delicate fruit, on the palate a well rounded intensity of brioche and fresh apricot with a real creaminess developing. A champagne with great structure with a long lingering finish.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 50%, Chardonnay 50%

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2002 does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2002 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Taittinger Brut Vintage
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2016
16/20
“50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay.
Tasted blind. Greenish gold. Very sweet and firm on the nose – Veuve Clicquot? Moët? A bit astringent. Solid. Doesn’t really follow through. Some bruised-apple character in the middle but not an ethereal whole. Ticks boxes.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Jan 2010
16.5/20
“Pungent, soft, Pinot-like and sweetish. Easy to drink but not very challenging though it certainly isn’t too fizzy.”
VinousMedia.com,
Dec 2008
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90/100
“The 2002 Millésimé Brut is a beautiful, poised wine that artfully balances fruit and structure. The fruit here reveals slightly honeyed overtones, along with suggestions of smoke and minerals that add further complexity. This medium-bodied Champagne closes on a strong note with a long, clean finish. The blend is equal parts Pinot Noir (Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne) and Chardonnay (Côte des Blancs), all from grand cru villages. This is Lot: L7210MZ01600 June 14, 2007.”
VinousMedia.com,
Nov 2008
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91/100
“Bright gold with a fine bead. Smoky, powerfully scented bouquet displays lemon custard, buttery brioche and dried flowers. A spicy, focused midweight, offering juicy pear and mineral flavors and a late note of bitter lemon zest. Gains power with air and finishes with lingering pear and mineral notes. This is complex enough to drink now.”
WineEnthusiast.com,
Dec 2008
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95/100
“With its aromas of very pure, crisp fruits, this ripe wine from the great 2002 vintage is so complete. It has flavors of dried fruits, apricots and pear, and a texture that fills the mouth with a tight, mineral character. Impressive now, it does need to age, or even be decanted before serving.”
Bought in 2016, from one of London's top Wine Brokers; they purchased it directly from Hatch Mansfield in 2011, the UK agent for Taittinger. This is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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