A Triple Treat of Taittinger in Magnum

Who doesn’t swoon over the oh-so-sophisticated Taittinger Champagne?

Created in 1952 by the Taittinger Champagne House, the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs has become its most exclusive and premium cuvée. It’s produced only in exceptional vintage years to represent the ultimate expression of the Taittinger style and uses only Chardonnay grapes grown in the very best vineyards of the prestigious Côte des Blancs. (These are the villages of Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger, which all have a renowned soil quality for this particular variety in the region.)

 

What comes after harvest? Only the first press juice meets their standard. A small proportion (5%) of the blend spends three to four months in new oak barrels, which enhances the final blend’s intrinsic qualities. And before disgorgement? Ageing 10 years on the lees in 13th-century chalk cellars that were once the property of Saint Nicaise abbey… all to create Champagne with a light, delicate aroma full of character and vitality.

 

In a 2015 review for Vinous, Antonio Galloni called the 2006 Comtes de Champagne “nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it.” He found it “striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness… smooth and creamy on the palate” and “all about texture.” He fully expected these qualities to grow with time in the bottle and rated it 97 points, saying “There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.”

 

The wines in this lot are a truly stellar vintage, 2006. They are also the even more rare magnum size, making this offering extra special. Are you ready to make this trio yours? Then be bold and raise your paddles!

 

  • Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2006 (1.5L) (3 bottles)

 

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