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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2009

Mix 12
£106.00
Mix 6
£108.00
Per Bottle
£112.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Originally known as Forest-Fourneaux with history dating back to 1734 and in 1932 Pierre Taittinger bought the House and the Taittinger label was born. A century of incredible growth saw Taittinger become one of the biggest producers and today is one of the last big independent, family-owned Houses. Pierre-Emmanuel retired in 2019 and was succeeded as President by his daughter Vitalie. They own 288-hectares of vineyards and the Taittinger style is the high percentage of Chardonnay. In 2017 Taittinger received two environmental accreditations: the ‘Viticulture Durable en Champagne’ (Sustainable vine-growing in Champagne) and the Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE – High environmental sustainability.)

Taittinger produce a vintage champagne only when the harvest has been of exceptional quality. Their Brut Vintage is always a blend of juice exclusively from the first pressing of the grapes and is aged for four years in the cellars, allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length and complexity of the wine to develop. It consists of Chardonnay from Grand Crus of the Côte des Blancs and Pinot Noir from Grand Crus of the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la Marne.

Weather: The 2009 vintage was a continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. The harvest was incomparable in terms of quality and produced consistent, fresh and crunchy grapes.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs
Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: May 2016
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Pale yellow with a constant fine stream of bubbles. Initially on the nose there are yeasty bread aromas that give way to a sweeter fruity scent. On the palate hints of lemon and mandarin are present that leads to a slighty honeyed mid-palate. The finish is exceptionally long and generous with an abundance of fresh and rich fruits. A vintage that is ready to drink but given some time the maturity will only add to the flavours.
Champagne Taittinger Overview
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Vegy edge to the nose. Then quite pungent and with definite sweetness. Competent. Tight knit. Lightly ginger beery.”
17.5
Nick Baker
“Good strong stream of bubbles. Initially on the nose you get lots of fresh apple and hints of baking bread and that creamy custard and french pastries that all come out more as you taste. There is a lovely freshness and delicacy to the mouthfeel, with ripe cooked apple richness and tantalising glimpses of that bricohe character. Good balance of acidity and roundness.”
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“All grands and premiers crus. 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne. 50% Chardonnay. Aged on lees for six years. Dosage 9 g/l .
Tasted blind. Smells a bit like putty. Quite rich and vibrant. Flattering. Chardonnay ascendant. Reminds me a little of a California Chard. Creamy, slightly sickly. The least impressive wine of the tasting. 2009?
Drink 2017-2021”
93 → 95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Lovely yeast-complexed gunpowdery nose with lemon curd, meringue, white flowers. Superb acidity expressed as vitality and drive. Smooth and caressing but at the same time invigorating and energizing. Very youthful still shortly after release with potential.”
Awards
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CSWWC Silver 2017
IWC Silver 2017
News Articles
  1. The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    The Taittinger Collection: 1983-2016

    December 1, 2021

    We are selling an extremely rare complete set of The Taittinger Collection: The Art of Champagne - 13 champagnes in total, from vintage 1978 to vintage 2008.
  2. 2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    2018 Vins Clairs: A Vintage Summary

    June 14, 2019

    Earlier this year, we tasted a range of 2018 vins clairs with winemakers at fifteen different houses in Champagne. Thanks to exceptional weather throughout the year, some have been calling it 'the vintage of the century' and expectations are already sky-high. But just how much potential does 2018 have?
  3. Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Taittinger: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 7, 2019

    The unusual weather patterns in 2018 produced the "perfect conditions for the vineyard", according to new Taittinger Chef de Cave Alexandre Ponnavoy. We met last month to taste the vins clairs, which displayed incredible specificity: each wine showcasing the distinctive characteristics of its individual origins.
  4. The Future According to Taittinger

    The Future According to Taittinger

    October 20, 2017

    Our trip to Reims in August included a smorgasbord of Taittinger: over twenty champagne tasted with head winemaker Loïc Dupont, including an interesting look into the future with Comtes de Champagne 2008 and 2012.
  5. Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    Taittinger: One Big Champagne Family

    March 30, 2017

    We tasted the 2016 base wines with Vitalie Taittinger, Loïc Dupont & Damien Le Sueur. Discussing the influence of oak barrels, the new 'image of Taittinger Rosé', the potential for Comtes 2016 and Taittinger's new winery; this was a truly eye-opening visit.
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