Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004

More vintages: 1998, 2002, 2005, 2006"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 Taittigner 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.

All the grapes used in Comtes de Champagne are grown in the 100% rated Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs of Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Chouilly. Only made from Chardonnay and from vintages of exceptional quality, 5% of the wines have aged for 4 months in new oak barrels, a third of which are renewed every year. Presented in 18th century antique style bottles, this hand-crafted Champagne is aged 18 metres underground in the UNESCO status Saint Nicaise cellars in Reims, for a minimum of 8 years before being released.

The 2004 vintage saw a relatively soft and late summer with September being warm and sunny. This helped the sugar levels in the grapes which were low at the beginning of September and the final result was good quality fruit. The quantity was also excellent; this combination made it a very good year for Champagne.

A rich, enticing aroma of hazelnut with flavours of pastry, poached apple, honey and ginger in the mouth. Complex and well knit, this has a racy endurance. Comtes de Champagne 2004 reveals the full aging potential typical of the great Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 9 g/L

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004 does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
EssiAvellan.com,
Dec 2016
94-96/100
“Such an epitome of elegance. Soft, gunpowder, toast and vanilla lined white fruit nose. Smooth and intense with good tension and a playful nature. Round and mouth-filling with medium length. Seems to age very slowly and gracefully.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2014
17.5/20
“100% Chardonnay (100% from grand cru vineyards). Dosage 9 g/l.
Highly aromatic with citrus and a touch of cedar but also something slightly sulphurous. There's quite a woody note on the palate with a slightly sour aftertaste. Wonder if this is in perfect condition? Excellent persistence and leaves your gums tingling.”
WineSpectator.com,
Mar 2014
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94/100
“A rich and enticing aroma of roasted hazelnut heralds this elegant blanc de blancs, with flavors of pastry, poached apple, crystallized honey and candied ginger riding the finely detailed mousse. This is a touch smoky, presenting a resonant minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2029.”
JancisRobinson.com,
Dec 2013
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18.5/20
“Very neat, intense with notes of putty on the nose. Complex and well knit. Masses of acidity! Still quite tight. Very promising and one can certainly see a relationship with a grand cru Chablis here. Very youthful. Gentle bead. Great energy. But quite broad.”
VinousMedia.com,
May 2013
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96/100
“I am thrilled with the way the 2004 Comtes de Champagne continues to evolve in bottle. A few years ago, the 2004 was quite focused and linear, in the style of the vintage, but more recently, the wine has begun to fill out beautifully. The 2004 remains bright, with a full range of citrus, white flower and mineral nuances that dance on the palate. A brisk, saline-infused finish rounds things out beautifully in a Comtes that impresses for its crystalline purity. I expect the 2004 will always remain a bit cool next to the more opulent 2002, but it is still drop-dead gorgeous.”
VinousMedia.com,
Nov 2012
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96/100
“It’s fascinating to taste the 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne after the 2002, something I have been able to do on a few occasions. The 2004 is all about minerality, precision and tension. It doesn’t have the sheer richness or power of the 2002, but it makes up for that with its crystalline purity and sheer energy. Bright hints of lemon oil, white flowers and crushed rocks are layered into the pointed, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034.”
Bought directly from Hatch Mansfield, 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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