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Taittinger Champagne Brut La FrancaisTaittinger Champagne Brut La Francais
rws15737Regular price: $44.11Sale price: $36.99
Size: 750ml
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Producer: Taittinger

WS 90 IWC 90


COMPOSITION The Taittinger "brut reserve" is a blend of some 30 chardonnay and pinot crus, respectively 40% and 60% of the total, from several harvests of perfectly ripened grapes. This high proportion of chardonnay is very rare in high quality champagne. It has thus been the privilege of a highly reputed brand to blend an outstanding non-vintage brut.

TASTING NOTE Sight: colour is a brilliant golden straw-yellow. It has small, fine bubbles and the froth is both discreet and persistent. Smell: the nose is very expressive and developed, full of fruit and brioche. It includes aromas of peach, white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) and vanilla pods. Taste: on the palate, this fresh, lively wine is equally harmonious. It is a delicate wine with a predominance of fresh fruit and honey. Overall quality: this wine has highly developed aromatic potential. After three to four years' cellaring, it has now reached full maturity.

DRINKING SUGGESTIONS Can be drunk as an aperitif or with food, preferably with an evening meal. . It is a perfect accompaniment for white meat (lamb with chanterelles), crayfish or mushroom-based quiche.

PROFILE A wine of great charm, combining the power of body and the intelligence of spirit.

Reviews:

"Subtle overall, offering a creamy mousse and a pleasing juiciness to the notes of apricot tart, slivered almond, orchard blossom and apple." -Rated 90, Wine Spectator

"Light gold. Ripe pit fruits, orange pith and toasty lees on the nose. Toasty and velvety in texture, offering ripe nectarine and poached pear flavors with a bracing kick of bitter citrus zest. Finishes sappy and long, with lingering smokiness and a touch of sweet butter. " -Rated 90, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar