|Grapes||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier|
Vinified from the first pressings of selected Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Matured on its lees for three years, the wine contains 40% Chardonnay, on average twice the percentage found in most standard cuvees. The Brut Reserve is dry, light and elegant with fine, pale gold bubbles, subtle body and citrus, peach and brioche notes on the nose. L&S (Jan 2019)
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Tasted blind. Overall score placed it fourth out of 12 wines. Light straw. Sweetish nose – one of the few! Candied violets on the nose. Light and off dry. Quite chunky, lime-marmalade impression. Not much undertow. Good texture and refreshment value on the finish. A little chew on the end. Lots of acidity underneath. Drinking range: 2015 - 2018 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Sep 2015)
2012 Rating: Silver Medal International Wine Challenge 2015
A yeasty and lemon peel nose that possesses good freshness merges into crisp, straightforward and nicely detailed flavors that are pleasantly fruity and just complex enough to avoid being one-dimensional. I have never quite understood why, with such a distinguished range, that they can’t seem to do better with this cuvée. Rating: 87-87 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com
This smells nutty with a touch of honey, as if there’s some older reserve wine added to the latest vintage; and it’s deliciously, seductively full-bodied and rich on the palate, full-flavoured too with a seductive creamy textured mousse, lots of melt-in-the-mouth yeasty complexity and undertones of honey and nuttiness. Rating: 90-90 www.thewinegang.com
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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