As a treat for our guests we served Taittinger 2008 from magnum on arrival, this was very welcomed by the guests. Alongside the 2008, Frederick’s had created some delicious canapés that complimented the wine superbly.
Once sat down at the table, each of the guests were invited to score the champagnes through The Finest Bubble’s online scoring system to record their guess of the vintage.
The Taittinger Brut 2002 seemed to be the turning point for the voters as the majority were on for a full house until this was served. We were full of surprises on the evening, lastly serving the newly released Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006, it was stunning and scored very highly compared to the Blanc de Blancs.
Once all the wines had been tasted blind, Philip Tuck began to go back through the champagnes to discuss and talk about the vintage specifically. As the aromas had time to develop in the glass, the 1996 began to be the talking point, with it’s flavours excelling and filling the palate, many guests decided this was to be their favourite on the night.
Full tasting notes will be available shortly. All the wines that were tasted are available to purchase here.
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006 (Avg 18.1)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2004 (Avg 17.7)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1998 (Avg 17.7)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2002 (Avg 17.5)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1996 (Avg 17.4)
- Taittinger Brut 2002 (Avg 16.7)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1999 (Avg 16.6)
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006 (Avg 16.4)
Photos by Matt Martin Photography