Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2005

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2005 - 75cl Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2005 - 75cl   £159.95 £162.95 £165.95
Champagne Taittinger Overview
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is a prestige cuvée blanc de blancs made entirely from Chardonnay grapes sourced from the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs region. It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year. Winemaking methods involve strictly using just the first press juice and ageing 5% of the wines for four months in new oak barrels - a third of which are renewed every year - to enhance the intrinsic qualities and complexities of the final blend. Presented in 18th century antique style bottles, this hand-crafted champagne is aged eighteen metres underground in the UNESCO status Saint-Nicaise cellars in Reims for a minimum of eight years before being released.

Weather: In general, 2005 was warm and dry. After a winter which was hard but mostly dry, spring was characterised as being very mild with a few warm periods. After a period of concentrated rainfall towards the end of June and beginning of July, the rest of July was dominated by hot weather, and August by cool weather.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 8-10 years on the lees
Disgorged: March 2015
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: 2014-2025

Tasting Note: A pale golden yellow colour with a steady flow of tiny bubbles. This vintage has helped produced a very fresh champagne combined with hints of some toasty notes. On the nose citrus flavours are present and the initial impression on the palate is expressive with vivacious fruit flavour. The lengthy rich finish reveals sweet liquorice notes.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Jan 2017
94-95/100
“Rich, ripe white fruit nose coming with a seductive charred, toasty nose. Plenty of pristinely clean fruit. Caressing, smooth silky palate with baking spices and yellow apples. Fresh, zesty palate of fine intensity. Long lingering and appealing.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2017
17+/20
“Very fine bead. Very tight and some dried spices on the nose. Rich and nervy. Dry finish. Already starting to come out and beguile. Tighter knit than the vintage 2005 in magnum. Not yet ready.
Drink 2018-2030”
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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