Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

An unprecedented Taittigner Comtes de Champagne Release!!!
WOW!  Four vintages in stock!

Limited release that just arrived today!
First time receiving the 2013 and we scored some library releases from Taittinger

2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$174.99
The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media
Rated 96/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate

2011 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$179.98
A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Long and persistent. Very structured with phenolics and acidity. Minerally. Floral, too. Refreshing and energetic. September 2021 release. Drink or hold.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 Decanter Magazine

2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$215.98
This is a fantastic and refined Blanc de Blancs. So layered and complex, with lemon curd, chalk, hazelnuts, pastries, baked apples and almond croissants. Structured and tightly wound, with almost imperceptible bubbles. Delicious salty notes at the end. Beautiful. Drink or hold.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
The 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is showing beautifully out of the gates, offering up demonstrative aromas of sweet golden orchard fruit, buttery croissants, peach and hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and enveloping, it's a rich, textural, vinous Comtes somewhat reminiscent of the brilliant 2002. If it gains in tension and cut (as the 2002 did and as I suspect the 2012 will) with more time on cork, it will make this initial rating seem conservative.
Rated 95+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

2013 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs....$224.98
The 2013 Comtes de Champagne captures all the pedigree of this great vintage in its energy, depth and vibrancy. Lemon confit, dried flowers, chamomile, spice and crushed rocks all race across the palate. Passionfruit, ginger, marzipan and mint appear later, filling out the layers beautifully. Harvest took place in October in what has become the exception rather than the norm in Champagne.
Rated 98/100 Vinous Media
This concise review highlights Taittinger's newly released 2013 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne, a standout cuvée from the house, shaped by the vintage's classic profile. Aficionados of this cuvée will be pleased to find that it exemplifies the distinctive style that has garnered Comtes’s global recognition.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 98/100 James Suckling

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