Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Grands Crus Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay

9.57 ratings
9.62 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

15 person Champagne tasting with friends.

The Taittinger Comtes is one of my favorite cuvées. I had this at the property just over a year ago and I felt it wasn’t quite there yet. It showed much better for our tasting. Flashed similarly to their 2007 which is drinking beautifully. Had the smaller bubbles, precision and focus on the palate. Well crafted. For me, just made WOTN.

15 person Champagne tasting with friends.

The Taittinger Comtes is one of my favorite cuvées. I had this at the property just over a year ago and I felt it wasn’t quite there yet. It showed much better for our tasting. Flashed similarly to their 2007 which is drinking beautifully. Had the smaller bubbles, precision and focus on the palate. Well crafted. For me, just made WOTN.

Nov 20th, 2023
Daron Watson

but the 2012 brought a little more depth, breadth and volume to the aromatics, mousse and palate ~ the citrus included mandarin and the yellow fruit included mirabelle and golden sultana ~ along w various other orchard fruits ~ loads of pastry and hazelnut as well

but the 2012 brought a little more depth, breadth and volume to the aromatics, mousse and palate ~ the citrus included mandarin and the yellow fruit included mirabelle and golden sultana ~ along w various other orchard fruits ~ loads of pastry and hazelnut as well

Aug 17th, 2023
Mandi Lovasz

The 2012 will not disappoint. Long lasting fine bubbles with a creamy mousse. Aromas of stone fruit, subtle green apple, and the slightest toasty notes. Do yourself a favor!

The 2012 will not disappoint. Long lasting fine bubbles with a creamy mousse. Aromas of stone fruit, subtle green apple, and the slightest toasty notes. Do yourself a favor!

Feb 17th, 2024
Andrew Cullimore

Medium lemon yellow . Constant perlage , super fine . Quite intense and mineral on the nose , with lemon peel , white flowers , crushed chalk . On the palate more of citrus peel character , cooked pastry, brioche and chalk dust . Long and quite rich on the palate but with refreshing acidity and mineral tinged finish . This is very enjoyable now but surely at the beginning of a long life , better in 5-10 years and will last well a further 10 .

Medium lemon yellow . Constant perlage , super fine . Quite intense and mineral on the nose , with lemon peel , white flowers , crushed chalk . On the palate more of citrus peel character , cooked pastry, brioche and chalk dust . Long and quite rich on the palate but with refreshing acidity and mineral tinged finish . This is very enjoyable now but surely at the beginning of a long life , better in 5-10 years and will last well a further 10 .

Jan 11th, 2024
Jelle Lars Heijmans

Close to perfection.

Close to perfection.

Aug 22nd, 2023
Alan Weinberg

frankly and surprisingly not a wow wine like 08 was and how 12 Dom was. Good but didn’t move me. Damned with faint praise.

frankly and surprisingly not a wow wine like 08 was and how 12 Dom was. Good but didn’t move me. Damned with faint praise.

Apr 9th, 2023
Fin Jams

Fin had this 5 months ago

Fin had this 5 months ago

Oct 7th, 2023
Roman Boudou

Roman had this 6 months ago

Roman had this 6 months ago

Aug 22nd, 2023