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Taittinger Collection Complete Set

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In the early 1950s, whilst on his first trip to the United States to promote Taittinger champagne, Claude Taittinger met Rudy Kopf, who would later become their partner for the distribution of Taittinger champagne on the other side of the Atlantic. After getting to know each other better, Kopf asked Claude the following question: “In tomorrow’s world, there will only be space for big corporations and artists. Which side will you choose for Taittinger champagne?”. Instinctively, Claude Taittinger replied: “The artists!”; thus, setting out the direction in which he would take Champagne Taittinger when he took over as President 10 years later.

Having forged strong links with several artists, Claude Taittinger created the Taittinger Collection in 1983. He received support from some of the greatest names in contemporary art to showcase the best vintage Grands Crus produced by the Champagne House. The bottle becomes both the canvas and the inspiration for a creation, signed by a distinguished artist. The Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely was the first artist to produce work for this unique art gallery, which to date includes a long line of designs by artists such as André Masson, Roy Lichtenstein, Imaï, Rauschenberg and Amadou Sow.

1. Victor Vaserely | Vintage: 1978 | Released: 1983
2. Arman | Vintage: 1981 | Released: 1985
3. André Masson | Vintage: 1982 | Released: 1987
4. Vieira da Silva | Vintage: 1983 | Released: 1988
5. Roy Lichtenstein | Vintage: 1985 | Released: 1990
6. Hans Hartung | Vintage: 1986 | Released: 1992
7. Imaï | Vintage: 1988 | Released: 1994
8. Corneille | Vintage: 1990 | Released: 1996
9. Matta | Vintage: 1992 | Released: 1998
10. Zao Wou-Ki | Vintage: 1998 | Released: 2003
11. Rauschenberg | Vintage: 2000 | Released: 2007
12. Amadou Sow | Vintage: 2002 | Released: 2011
13. Sebastião Salgado | Vintage: 2008 | Released: 2016

Due to the limited nature of these bottles, they are becoming increasingly difficult to source - particularly the original vintages from the 1980s. Full collections are especially rare. However, we’ve managed to source an entire collection – all 13 bottles in their original presentation boxes. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase an extremely rare complete set of Taittinger Collection.

We're happy to put prospective buyers in touch with David Cox, the private collector and well known wine trade veteran who has stored each of the Taittinger Collection vintages in his private cellar. He reports all are in perfect condition.

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Expert Reviews
Antonio Galloni
“Taittinger’s 2008 Brut Millesimé is a powerful, bold wine. The intensity of the year has been tempered by lovely mid-palate depth and what feels like dosage that is on the higher end of the spectrum, which means Taittinger’s 2008 is more accessible now than many other 2008. Dried pear, brioche, honey, mint, chamomile and wild flowers blossom into the creamy, inviting finish. There is a lot to like. Although not especially complex, the 2008 should drink well for the next decade or so. And the 2008 Comtes? Well, it is shaping up to be epic.”
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.
More Taittinger Champagnes
Taittinger Brut Reserve
Single Price
Mix 6 Price
£39.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£38.00 each
40% Chardonnay & 4 years ageing, light & elegant.
Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus
Single Price
Mix 6 Price
£52.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£50.00 each
Stunning NV Blend from all Grand Cru Vineyards
Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie
Single Price
Mix 6 Price
£58.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£56.00 each
Full flavoured and harmonious, Taittinger's Single Vineyard