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+33 3 26 85 45 35 9, place Saint Nicaise BP 2741
REIMS Cedex, 51061
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With varietals consisting of 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier and 35% Chardonnay, the Taittinger vineyard is an unsurpassed example of that House's own style of wine, in which Chardonnay plays such a significant role. The vineyard's own production is supplemented by contractual acquisition of grapes from independent suppliers operating the finest vineyards in Champagne. In proportion to its size, Taittinger is, amongst the great Champagne houses, one of the growers with the largest supply from the Côte des Blancs, the preferred place of origin of the Chardonnay grands crus. .

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  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

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  • I was recently challenged to find a wine that would match a delicate dessert and continue to drink well into those lazy, mellow moments that follow every memorable meal. There were several contenders but I went for Demi-Sec Champagne. Controversial I know but most Houses produce Demi-Sec including Moet et Chandon, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Lan... Read More

    From the article Making Sense of French Letters & Numbers


  • New Year’s Eve sparkling wine is arguably the most important wine selection you will make…for the rest of the year. But seriously folks, your New Year’s Eve sparkling wine toast is a crucial moment of reflection, resignation, and acceptance. It’s a moment when you take stock of all the decisions you’ve made over the last 365 days and salute them... Read More

    From the article Quiz: Which New Year's Eve Sparkling Wine Are You?


  • Taittinger Champagne Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2006

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    Lovely and elegant toasted coconut and almond notes with light perfectly integrated yeastiness and hints of peach and dried apricot. Zesty and floral on entry - this is perfectly elegant and refined while delivering an excellent dose of pure acidity and fresh fruit flavors of peach, pear and green apple. Towards the mid palate a pure minerality ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Taittinger Champagne Blend Champagne Comtes de Champagne Rosé Brut 2006

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    Effortlessly elegant rose petal and strawberry aromas with a light brioche note. Warm and round notes of strawberry, ripe cherry and pink grapefruit blossom on the palate buoyed by small and sensual bubbles and a peak of acidity through the midpalate, sliding down towards the finish with creamy toast and more pleasant fruit notes feathering the ... Read More

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  • You learn something every day and last Saturday was no exception. Did you know that at a Christening the bottle of celebration Champagne should be bigger than the baby? That means of course that a single bottle that holds a mere 750 millilitres is no where near big enough. I have a confession to make; I always get confused when it comes to Champ... Read More

    From the article Sizing Up Your Wine Bottles


  • I wish I could wait that long, but as the others rightly say, if the storage was good and luck (cork integrity, etc.) was with you, you should enjoy the fruits of your long wait.  Personally, however, I would drink up...  if you are even remotely close to my venerable age.Z. Read More

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  • That's going to change your whole perception of aging sparkling wine, Watchstop.  What's the story behind how it managed to hit 22 years with such good provenance?  Did a family member have a cellar and leave it/give it to you? Definitely won't be like a young wine, but will be amazing, most likely. Read More

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  • The flavor profile will have changed a bit compared to when it's younger, but I enjoy aged champagnes very much. Look for toasty flavors and let us know what else you discover as you drink it! Read More

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  • Thank you so much; this is highly encouraging and takes care of my worries that the wine might have gone bad. Read More

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  • '93 Taittinger, if stored properly, should be just fine. Chill it to drinking temperature, open with friends or family or both, and enjoy. Let us know how you find it!You should get more value through that shared drinking experience than you're likely to get from reselling, even if you can do so without heaps of hassle.Cheers. Read More

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