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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2008 Champagne 1.5L

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Taittinger Brut Vintage 2008
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Champagne Taittinger Overview
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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: After a rainy but mild winter without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June and the infrequent sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness. The spring to autumn weather was bright with sunny spells and the long, hot days and cool nights during September gave the grapes excellent acidity during the harvest period. The 2008 vintage is fast emerging as one of the best since the renowned and now-legendary 2002.

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: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2027

Tasting Note: On the nose yeasty bread aromas combine with an abundance of ripe fruits. The palate is full of lemon and mandarin hints with a this freshness that continues throughout to the finish, lingering long with complex flavours.
Taittinger Brut Vintage
Taittinger Brut Vintage
93-95/100
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Jan 2017
“This wine has all the elements of greatness with the lead role given to its racy elegance. So linear and beautifully vibrant on the finely focused, long and lean palate. Plenty of stylish restraint but the wine is starting to show more toastiness alongside the cool mineral characters and citric and floral fruit profile. Still a sleeping beauty but about to wake up.”
92/100
Antonio Galloni,
VinousMedia.com,
Aug 2016
“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.”
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Nov 2018
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“All grands and premiers crus. 50% Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims and Vallée de la Marne, 50% Chardonnay. Aged four years on the lees. Dosage 9 g/l.
Tasted blind. Broad nose with a bit more depth [than the 2009 tasted alongside]. Tense and vibrant. Lots of zing and citrus peel. Even lime flavour.
Drink 2018-2023”
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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