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Taittinger Champagne Brut la Francaise 2012

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The subtle, pale gold color of Taittinger Brut La Francaise is punctuated by extremely fine, persistent bubbles rising to the surface in fragile strands. The fragrant berry and white fruit aromas, underscored by toasty, yeasty notes are confirmed on the ample, elegant palate which is strongly marked by refined Chardonnay fruit flavors. A fresh, balanced acidity sustains the whole, and carries into a long, crisp toasty finish of great delicacy.

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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

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
11/09/2015

The Taittinger NV Champagne has fine mousse, but the bubbles are ephemeral to the point of evanescence. The nose is attractive, with vanilla, brioche and yeast notes and a touch of lemon. On the palate, citrus is dominant (sweetened lemon, perhaps) which overlays some chardonnay green apple. A bit flat. 89 points.


External Reviews for Taittinger Champagne Brut la Francaise

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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

Stylish and restrained. Toasty apple and acacia nose. Smooth, polished, integrated palate. Solid structure with good intensity, needs time.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

Beautifully integrated aroma. Smooth and creamy in the mouth, rich with fruit, the fine effervescence carries the wine’s full flavors as if they were weightless. Dry, leesy length of flavor, with touches of complexity.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

A lean, focused style, with honey, hazelnut and brioche flavors on an elegant frame. Good lingering finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

From a fine house, this bubbly has classic aromas of yeast and lime, with a hint of vanilla and coconut. In the mouth, it’s rich and full-bodied with delicate citrus flavors and good acidity, but very dry. It’s mostly notable for balance and harmony. An elegant, smooth wine with a good deal of complexity and finesse.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

Substantive, with a posh texture and ample fruit flavors accented by vanilla and almond on the lingering finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

Medium-bodied, with a rich texture balanced by a crisp acidity, with apple, honey and citrus flavors. Drink now.


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Vintage: NV 04/10/2014

Pale golden hue. Impressively nutty, toasty, developed aromas. Concentrated and vibrant flavors on the attack with a medium body and a piercing, tautly-fruited finish.


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The subtle, pale gold color of Taittinger Brut La Francaise is punctuated by extremely fine, persistent bubbles rising to the surface in fragile strands. The fragrant berry and white fruit aromas, underscored by toasty, yeasty notes are confirmed on the ample, elegant palate which is strongly marked by refined Chardonnay fruit flavors. A fresh, balanced acidity sustains the whole, and carries into a long, crisp toasty finish of great delicacy.

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