2006 Comtes de Champagne Brut
Pale gold hue with tight bubbles and a persistent cordon. Bouquet is youthful, light and delicate, with white fruit and chalky accent. Fresh yeast underlay. The wine is lovely, lemony and lively with concentrated fruit on the middle and back palate, and a touch of Thai spices, white pepper and brioche adding interest. Creamy-textured and lingering. Extremely inviting. L&S (Aug 2016)
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2.5% alcohol. Tight, fresh, complex and detailed with subtle toast, white peach, white pepper, yellow plum and lemon notes. Bright and pure with precision and good acidity. Has beautiful detail and brightness, with a core of lemony fruit. There's a bit of toast and honeycomb here, also. A remarkably good wine. Rating: 96 Jamie Goode, www.wineanorak.com (Nov 2016)
This is a classic blanc de blancs - very pure with elegant brioche notes and apricot grattin flavours. This wine is not at its peak, but is drinking perfectly now. It's all that you want from a great Champagne. I would serve it with an old but classic recipe: lobster thermidor. Drinking range: 2016 - 2026 Gerard Basset OBE MW MS, Decanter (Oct 2016)
The Taittinger family are famous producers of champagne. Headed by Claude Taittinger. The Group is ranked in the top 250 businesses in France. Its diversified holdings included Champagne Taittinger, Societé du Louvre and Concorde Hotels, whose flagship is the famed Hotel de Crillon on the Place de la Concorde in Paris.
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