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2007 Champagne Taittinger


Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grands Crus

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Taittinger's 2007 Comtes de Champagne will be nearly impossible to resist upon release. Soaring aromatics, mid-weight structure and soft contours give the 2007 its alluring personality. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, chamomile and green pear add brightness and freshness throughout, with a persistent, clean finish that makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Today, the 2007 comes across as a slightly more open version of the 2004, with freshness that makes that wine so appealing, and a touch of textural richness that recalls the 2002. Although the 2007 does not have the explosive energy or verticality of the profound 2006, it will drink better earlier. The 2007 has been positively brilliant on the three occasions I have tasted it so far.-- Rated 96 points by Antonio Galloni, Vinous

 


The 2007 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne continues to show very well, and it hasn't evolved appreciably since I last tasted it a few months ago. Revealing a pretty bouquet of lemon oil, lily pollen, dried white flowers, blanched almonds and crushed chalk, it's medium to full-bodied, chiseled and tensile, with excellent depth at the core, racy acids and a pure, precise and notably chalky finish. Tight-knit without being austere, it's a very classically balanced middleweight Comtes that has a long future ahead of it..-- Rated 95 points by William Kelly, The Wine Advocate

 

Item: Wine-343775
Year: 2007
Producer: Champagne Taittinger
Designation: Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Champagne, France
Wine Advocate: 95
A.G. Vinous: 96
 

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