Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 750ml--France

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2011 750ml--France

A rare and world-renowned cuvée, the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by the Taittinger Champagne House underwent a very rigourous and long winemaking process. Only the wines from the first press, the purest, were used. 5% of the wines used in the blend were aged for 4 months in new oak barrels, topped up each year, adding toasted notes to the finished wine. Finally, this exceptional champagne was patiently aged for ten years in the Gallo-Roman chalk cellars of the former Abbey of Saint-Nicaise, in Reims.

Tasting Notes

ColourThe champagne displays a bright and beautiful straw yellow colour, adorned with subtle golden reflections. The effervescence is delicate and creamy.

NoseThe ideal expression of fruit harvested at full maturity, the voluptuous nose reveals gourmet fragrances of gingerbread, liquorice and meringue. Upon swirling the glass, the bouquet becomes more complex, displaying aromas of white-fleshed fruits (vine peaches, cherimoya, mandarin peel) harmoniously blended with notes of almond pastry.

PalateThe attack is lively and crystalline in texture. Powerful, full-bodied and mineral, the palate seduces with its iodine notes and a precision imparted by the chalky soil. This great champagne combines aromas of candied fruit, sweet spices (anise, coriander) with exceptional freshness. This Comtes de Taittinger Blanc de Blancs 2011 is the most successful expression of Maison Taittinger's style.

Food pairings

This great Blanc de Blancs champagne is the ideal pairing with seafood starters, fine shellfish or fish.

Alc: 12% 

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