Taittinger Champagne Brut la Francaise 2012
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.
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
Stylish and restrained. Toasty apple and acacia nose. Smooth, polished, integrated palate. Solid structure with good intensity, needs time.
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.
A lean, focused style, with honey, hazelnut and brioche flavors on an elegant frame. Good lingering finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
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.
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.
Medium-bodied, with a rich texture balanced by a crisp acidity, with apple, honey and citrus flavors. Drink now.
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.