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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006 Champagne 75cl

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006 - 75cl Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2006 - 75cl   £159.95
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Champagne Taittinger Overview
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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a prestige cuvée made entirely from grapes sourced from the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs and Montage de Reims regions. 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. The Pinot Noir grapes, 15% of which are made into red wine, originate from the famous vineyards of Bouzy. 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.

Loïc Dupont, head winemaker at Taittinger commented: "I think the recently released 2006 vintage is possibly the closest stylistic comparison to emerge since the 2002."

Weather: The 2006 vintage was a year of mixed weather. It began with a rainy spell and late spring, but with little or no frost in the vineyards. Early summer was positive, with the months of June and July creating perfect conditions for flowering. Although there were some storms in late-July, the overall health of the vines was great since the weather remained hot through to the harvest with spells of rain in August promoting even healthier grapes.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Pinot Noir: Bouzy | Chardonnay: Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger | Red Wine: Bouzy
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay | inc. 15% Red Wine
Ageing: 8-10 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2026

Tasting Note: On the nose this champagne has bursts of strawberries, morello cherries and blackcurrants. On the palate it is very expressive with more blackcurrant flavour and a hint of pear. The mid-palate contains a tannin tartness that leads to a magnificent finish that lingers. Ideal for fruit desserts.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Oct 2018
18/20
“100% grand cru vineyards. Pinot Noir from Bouzy. Chardonnay from: Avize, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 15% red wine. Eight years' ageing on lees. Disgorged 16 December 2015. Dosage 9 g/l.
Tasted blind. Pale orangey copper. Some dry phenolic finish but there is lots of round, sweet fruit in the middle. Less lively than the other rosé champagnes but definitely richer, even though the end is definitely dry. Interesting wine!
Drink 2015-2025”
Ian D'Agata,
Vinous.com,
Apr 2018
96/100
“The 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé is at once rich and refined, a simply fabulous Champagne Rosè I won’t soon forget. Intensely perfumed, with the Pinot Noir-derived red berry and cranberry flavors that are not just concentrated, but also remarkably pure. It is one of the better Rosé bubbles I have had in the last year.”
Decanter,
Decanter.com,
Jan 2017
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90/100
“An attractive bouquet of rich citrus and strawberry jam fruits with a hint of gingerbread spiciness. The palate is rich and round with some sweetness infused with delicate spice, chalky minerality and a vibrant, zesty finish.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Jul 2016
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17.5/20
“70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Pale salmon pink. Floral, if very light, nose. Off dry with a lightly bitter finish. More than a hint of cough medicine about this – in a nice way! For food – but ready to drink at the table. 12.5%”
Antonio Galloni,
VinousMedia.com,
Jul 2014
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94+/100
“In this vintage, the weight of the Pinot is especially evident. Highly perfumed, expressive aromatics find a gorgeous counterpoint in the vivid, chiseled flavors, while the huge, resonant finish leaves a lasting impression. The 2006 Comtes Rosé is a fabulous Champagne to follow over the next two decades-plus.”
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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