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Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Millésimé NV

Winemaker's Notes:

The origins of Champagne Taittinger date back to the original house founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. However its links to the Taittinger family started in 1931 when it was purchased by the founder of today's company; Pierre Taittinger. The Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars which at one time belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise. Its miles of tunnels and cellars are perfect for the slow but necessary ageing process involved in making this great Champagne. The hallmark of the Taittinger blend is the high percentage of Chardonnay it contains, this gives the wines ultimate elegance, delicacy and finesse. This can be anything from 40% in the Brut Reserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs and we know through research that it is enjoyed by 'independently minded' people. Delicate salmon pink in colour. Its aromas are fresh with wild strawberries and a hint of spice. On the palate, the wine is balanced, lively and smooth with good length and persistent flavours of red fruit. Overall, the Prestige Rosé displays charm and a subtle harmony of flavours. The fresh fruit flavours make this Champagne the perfect summer aperitif. However, it also goes well with fruit based desserts and selected cheeses.

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Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. The firm is distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims regions. Unlike most large houses, Champagne Taittinger relies primarily on estate grapes for its portfolio of Champagnes. Also uniqu... Read more
Champagne Taittinger is one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. The firm is distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims regions. Unlike most large houses, Champagne Taittinger relies primarily on estate grapes for its portfolio of Champagnes. Also unique are the higher proportion of Chardonnay in its wines that gives Taittinger its signature style, and the time devoted to aging the wines before release—most often greatly exceeding the legal requirement, in a practice that also has become a Taittinger hallmark. Distinguished for its extensive vineyard holdings of 752 acres, including prestigious Grand Cru vineyards. Highest-quality production: exceeding minimum aging for all cuvées, high percentage of estate grapes, sustainable practices. Uses a higher proportion of Chardonnay grapes in its blends than other large houses—Taittinger’s unique personality. Critical acclaim: consistently outstanding (90+) scores, worldwide recognition among connoisseurs Read less

Member Reviews for Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Millésimé

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Snooth User: azteng
4195335
4.50 5
01/26/2008

I am illogically stubborn in some instances, champagne being one of them. Although I enjoy a wide variety there is only one name I hold to. You can keep your Laurent, Dom, even Roederer (though that is a close second), I'll hold to Taittinger in terms of general sources. This is one of my favorites, before you put this off as just a Rose champagne, first perhaps put aside your prejudices and try a few decent ones. This is one of the most fragrant champagnes I've ever come across. Taittinger always places great emphasis on creating such precise flavors. It is very fruity, floral, light but has a sharp, crisp depth that will make you change your mind and appeal to any champagne enthusiast who was too quick to put this off as utterly feminine and without depth. Plays on your tongue with an awfully charming aftertaste.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,217
3.50 5
12/13/2010

citrus, orange peel, teeny bits of zest on the nose with citrus zest on the palate as well, some strawberry hints, rose, very refreshing


Snooth User: Philip James
112,573
2.50 5
09/08/2008

Light biscuit nose, light mousse, floral but faint and light, not very acidic, very approachable actually


Snooth User: Philip James
112,573
3.50 5
02/17/2008

Light strawberry nose. Pink melon and strawberry with some jolly rancher notes. There's some really nice fruit and some nice biscuit there too. Overall a very fragrant, floral yet delicate champagne, not too brut.


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
4.00 5
12/14/2007

Nice clean Champagne with just a hint of sourness right at the end.


Snooth User: LiveTheLife
3593361,068
3.00 5
02/02/2010

Very easy drinking Champagne. Floral tones but overall too weak & light. Lacks complexity & character. I like it but it's not like I really like it. Some exotic fruit tones , slightly oak aftertaste and a little bread on the nose, that's why it's 3.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
211788549
4.00 5
12/13/2010

Citrus infused, crisp and fresh. Usually not a fan of rose, but I really enjoyed the Tattinger


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External Reviews for Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne Brut Millésimé

External Review
06/26/2007

A wonderful rosé cuvée with nice berry-like Pinot Noir flavors and generous toastiness. From a winery known for its delicate, intricate style.


External Review
10/22/2009

A berry- and citrus-infused Champagne, elegant and vividly structured, with a lingering, fresh candied fruit finish. Drink now. (BS) Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

A pleasing rosé, with a delicate texture and light strawberry, watermelon and toast notes. Moderate length. Drink now. 2,675 cases imported. -BS


External Review
04/30/2010

Taittinger Brut Prestige Rose NV and all other sparkling wine from Taittinger available for immidieate dilivery at discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and all other parts of world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Bright, clear pink color, with an aggressive mousse. Vibrant nose offers a wide range of red berry aromas, along with floral notes of jasmine and magnolia blossom. Silky and light on the palate, the red berry fruit enhanced by suave baking spices and tangy mineral notes. This is a classic rendition of consistently fine ros Champagne, displaying finesse and haunting perfume.(Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar)


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

This is elegant and harmonious, offering vanilla, graphite and toast aromas and flavors. The texture is refined, and this builds to a long, coffee- and pastry-tinged finish. Drink now through 2010. 320 cases imported. -BS


External Review
12/14/2011

Rich and medium-bodied, delivering candied berry, citrus, toast and honey notes on a refined texture. Harmonious and appealing in an open, easygoing way, with a nice firm finish. Drink now. -BS Wine Spectator. A Champagne Blend wine from Champagne in France. N.V. Taittinger Prelude 750ml


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The origins of Champagne Taittinger date back to the original house founded in 1734 by Jacques Fourneaux. However its links to the Taittinger family started in 1931 when it was purchased by the founder of today's company; Pierre Taittinger. The Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars which at one time belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise. Its miles of tunnels and cellars are perfect for the slow but necessary ageing process involved in making this great Champagne. The hallmark of the Taittinger blend is the high percentage of Chardonnay it contains, this gives the wines ultimate elegance, delicacy and finesse. This can be anything from 40% in the Brut Reserve NV to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs and we know through research that it is enjoyed by 'independently minded' people. Delicate salmon pink in colour. Its aromas are fresh with wild strawberries and a hint of spice. On the palate, the wine is balanced, lively and smooth with good length and persistent flavours of red fruit. Overall, the Prestige Rosé displays charm and a subtle harmony of flavours. The fresh fruit flavours make this Champagne the perfect summer aperitif. However, it also goes well with fruit based desserts and selected cheeses.

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