Taittinger

La Francaise Brut Champagne Blend

9.1293 ratings
9.067 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Champagne Taittinger was established in 1931 by Pierre Taittinger on the foundations of Forest-Forneaux, itself established in 1734 and the third-oldest wine producing house of Champagne. A blend of 30 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière vineyards, respectively 40%, 35% & 25% of the total, from several harvests, rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value.

Champagne Taittinger was established in 1931 by Pierre Taittinger on the foundations of Forest-Forneaux, itself established in 1734 and the third-oldest wine producing house of Champagne. A blend of 30 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière vineyards, respectively 40%, 35% & 25% of the total, from several harvests, rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value.

Jul 12th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Elegant and complex with notes of baked brioche, lemon curd, red apple and mushroom.

Elegant and complex with notes of baked brioche, lemon curd, red apple and mushroom.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Kicking off Passover night two with some bubbles. We may not be allowed to eat leavened things, but this sure smells yeasty. A generous backdrop of applesauce, cold pears, and salt. A wonderful Brut NV.

Kicking off Passover night two with some bubbles. We may not be allowed to eat leavened things, but this sure smells yeasty. A generous backdrop of applesauce, cold pears, and salt. A wonderful Brut NV.

Mar 31st, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Always a good drink. Crisp acidity, baked apple, and melon. Taittinger is a heavy chardonnay style and it always shows in how clean and sharp the wines are (especially the comtes), but the blended wines in the NV add a nice roundness on the finish.

Always a good drink. Crisp acidity, baked apple, and melon. Taittinger is a heavy chardonnay style and it always shows in how clean and sharp the wines are (especially the comtes), but the blended wines in the NV add a nice roundness on the finish.

Jan 21st, 2018
Matt Sterr

Smoked toast and citrus zest.

Smoked toast and citrus zest.

Sep 27th, 2017
Ed Matthews

Although this one is only 40% Chardonnay, Chardonnay dominates the nose with pears, apples, yeast and lemons. There are background hints from red fruit but the white predominates. The finish is very citrusy and acidic: out of balance. For my taste the wine wants more dosage: Brut la Française is too sour for me.

Although this one is only 40% Chardonnay, Chardonnay dominates the nose with pears, apples, yeast and lemons. There are background hints from red fruit but the white predominates. The finish is very citrusy and acidic: out of balance. For my taste the wine wants more dosage: Brut la Française is too sour for me.

4 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2013
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

8.5

Great value champagne

Great value champagne

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2014
Jay Kline

6L! Ben poured this Methuselum at his wedding reception. Champagne always seems to taste better from a large format.

6L! Ben poured this Methuselum at his wedding reception. Champagne always seems to taste better from a large format.

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2017
Aaron Means

Apple, toast, touch of spice. I could use a little more lees.

Apple, toast, touch of spice. I could use a little more lees.

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

A really, really great entry level! Surprised by this one.

A really, really great entry level! Surprised by this one.

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2015