Taittinger

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2006

Nice straw color. Youthful. Notes of fresh bread, citrus and stone. Good weight and impact in the mouth. Really liked this. — 4 days ago

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Taittinger

La Francaise Brut Champagne Blend

This wine has a pale lemon hue with a delicate mousse. 🥂 🍾

👃 On the nose, this wine has a medium intensity of bright and youthful aromas including primary notes of white peach, yellow apple, pear tart, lemon zest, white blossom, and wet stone; also secondary notes of yeast, pastry, brioche, and marcona almonds.

👄 On the palate this wine is dry (Brut), with crisp, medium(+) acidity, a light body, medium alcohol, and medium intensity of flavors consistent with the nose, but with a stronger citric focus. The finish is medium.

🤔 This wine has a high proportion of Chardonnay (40%) for a non-vintage (NV) Champagne; it also has Pinot Noir (35%) and Pinot Meunier (25%) 🍇 . It is delicate and light. This wine spent 3-4 years "on the lees." Aging "on the lees" or "sur lie" is a wine-making practice (legally mandated in Champagne!) leaving the wine in contact with dead yeast cells, a.k.a. yeast particles that were used up in the fermentation process. In Champagne, an NV wine must undergo a minimum of 15 months aging with at least 12 months "sur lie". Taittinger has exceeded these minimums, which undoubtedly contributed to the presence of yeasty, bready, doughy, toasty, pastry notes that typify Champagne. 😍😍

I love that this Champagne House remains owned and operated by the founding family (who also owns the beloved Domaine Carneros in California). 💕💕 Having a glass and you get a sense for the love and attention to quality, carrying on the family tradition of excellence, elegance, and finesse.

Did I mention @champagnetaittinger is now planting vines in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧, near a village (Chilham) in Kent? This English sparkling is expected to be on the market in 2023/2024.

Cheers to always innovating, but also staying true to your roots 🙌🙌
— a month ago

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Ericsson

Ericsson

Had many times. Your review makes me crave it. Cheers.
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Ericsson Yay 🙌 Cheers to the next glass 🥂

Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Carneros Sparkling Blend 2013

Pear and golden delicious apple aromas and flavors. Hints of white flowers on the nose. A bit of lemon pith, brioche and honey on the finish. Nice creamy texture and mouse. Consistent stream of tiny bubbles. Nicely structured. — 2 months ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Brut Sparkling Wine 2013

Truly amazing sparkling. Really made me appreciate the estate. Honestly I thought it was a little gimmicky at first but the wines really won me over. This is just opulent and over the top kinda wine. — 17 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Brut Rosé Blend 2017

Picture says it all. — 17 days ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Le Rêve Carneros Chardonnay 2013

Finally made it to @domainecarneros after a 13 mile, stunningly beautiful bike ride (check out my story on Instagram @amateur_oenophile for footage). 🚴 🚴

It was worth the effort - we’re in for a treat. 🙌 The grounds and château are beautiful. It’s no wonder it’s such a popular tasting location. 👍👍

Here we have a flight of:

-the Single Vineyard Sparkling, crisp, lean, with bright acidity and mineral notes,

-the Blanc de Blancs comprised of 83% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Gris, offering more ripe tropical and citrus fruit notes along with pie crust,

-the Late Disgorged Rosé, which is rich and creamy and offers raspberry, strawberry, toasted almond, brioche notes, and

-Le Rêve Blanc de Blancs, the tête de cuvée made from 100% Chardonnay offering additional floral and honeycomb notes. The tête de cuvée was aged 8 years in the barrel prior to the second, bottle fermentation.

Cheers 🥂🍾
— 2 months ago

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Domaine Carneros (Taittinger)

Blanc de Noir Carneros Sparkling Wine 2016

Very special winery tasting at Domaine Carneros. Beautiful setting and views. The sparkling wines are really nice. Mostly vintage wine. Great experience. — 17 days ago

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Ericsson

Ericsson

Literally got this pic out of your itinerary.
Paulo Saliby

Paulo Saliby

Amazing trip

Taittinger

Les Folies De La Marquetterie Brut Champagne

Amazing Champagne. Nose is toasted nuts and brioche. Very dry on the palate with just the right amount of acid. Continuation of the toasted buttery notes on the palate. Great finish as well. Beautiful release by Taittinger. — a month ago

Taittinger

Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne Chardonnay 2008

Got my first shot of the Biontech/Pfizer vaccine today, time to celebrate. After recently trying the surprisingly good 2007 I have turned to the 2008. JS rated this 100 points and others have it 98+. For me it’s not quite there yet, but it might get there in a few more years or who knows in a few hours after this gets more air. This is such a typical Comtes, such an unmistakable character that lets the Chardonnay shine. The balance of citrus and fruit flavors is amazing and lingers in the mouth forever. Definitely one of the greatest years for the Comtes, perhaps indeed the best yet. I look forward to storing the remaining bottles for a few more years. — 2 months ago

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