Champagne Comptes de Champagne by Taittinger 2005
Champagne Taittinger
750ml
Code: 21188

221,80€
In general, 2005 was warm and dry. After a winter which was hard but mostly dry, spring was characterised as being very mild with a few warm periods. The Chardonnays, of excellent quality, are characterised by their freshness and their mineral quality, as well as their generous, long finish. The Pinot Noirs give very clean, vinous and ample wines.
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The blend: Produced in the cellars of the former Saint-Nicaise abbey  (13th century) in Reims, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs receives all the lavish care and attention it needs to reach its peak. Every bottle of Comtes de Champagne strictly adheres to all of the following to make it such a rare luxury and the connoisseurs choice : • The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs cuvée is made entirely from Chardonnays from only the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs. • It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year. •  Only the wine from the first press – the Cuvée – is used: a sure guarantee of finesse. • 5% of the wines used to make it have been aged for 4 months in new oak barrels (a third of which are renewed every year), enhancing the intrinsic qualities and complexities of the final blend. • Only after slow and patient ageing for almost 10 years in the Saint-Nicaise chalk pits (Crayères) does this cuvée of exceptional quality come out into the light.
Tasting notes: A pale yellow Champagne with very light, abundant bubbles which rise steadily to form a fine mousse. Very intense bouquet, opening with notes of pastry cream of great aromatic richness. The finish is accompanied by a few lightly toasted notes. On the palate, the attack is frank with good tension, good structure and a hint of fruit wood. The mid-palate is smooth and voluptuous, with flavours of ripe fruit such as pink grapefruit. The long, rich, complex finish is accompanied by a pleasant freshness. The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005 is a very expressive champagne offering generosity, volume and complexity. It already offers a very pleasurable drinking, but its structure and richness suggest that it is an interesting champagne to lay down.
Enjoy: Perfect for a truly special celebration, this Champagne would also go very well with a starter based on seafood, shellfish or fish.
  • Characteristics
Producer
Champagne Taittinger
Wine color
White
Wine style
Sparking & Semi-Sparking
Country
France
Sweetness
Dry
Region
Champagne
Vintage
2005
Content (ml)
750ml