TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANCS VINTAGE 2006

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TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE COMTES de CHAMPAGNE BLANC de BLANCS VINTAGE 2006 is available to buy in increments of 1
Trophy for Champion Sparkling - London International Wine Challenge 2017
Trophy for Vintage Champagne - London International Wine Challenge 2017
Trophy for Blanc de Blancs Vintage Champagne - London International Wine Challenge 2017
Gold Medal - London International Wine Challenge 2017

Number 3 & 5 Stars Cuisine Over $100 Champagne Tasting, November 2017 (2006 Vintage)
"A Champagne with a great success record at Cuisine, this vintage being no exception. Made with nothing but chardonnay from some of the region’s best vines, it offers aromas redolent of roasted nuts, citrus and edgy minerality. In the mouth it is refined and organised in structure but also seductively juicy. It glides to a lingering dry finish. A truly wonderful drink, by any measure."
19/20 Jancis Robinson (2006 Vintage)
"Very lively bead indeed. Very sumptuous nose seems eerily close to fine white Côte d'Or burgundy. Still tight and very glamorous. Really classy and explosive. Hugely promising. There is delicacy and charm here. Drink 2015 - 2025."
97+/100 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2006 Vintage)
"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. Drink 2016 - 2046."
97/100 Decanter (2006 Vintage)
"​The 2006 brings back all the wonder of classic Comtes: the innocence of a joyful childhood, a free-as-air dash through endless blue daylight and a breathless plunge into an icy mountain rock pool. A wine of coiled energy, focus, precision and minerality that bores to the very core of the finest chalkfields of the Côte des Blancs."
95/100 Wine Enthusiast (2006 Vintage)
"Taittinger's prestige cuvée epitomizes the Chardonnay predilection of this producer. This now-mature bottling is elegant and very stylish. Toast and a soft texture combine with great complexity to reveal a wine that is poised and ready to drink. But with the acidity in the background, it could still age, so drink now and until 2022."
94/100 ​Burghound (2006 Vintage)
"In much the same fashion as the '06 Rosé this is aromatically quite restrained with notably cool and elegant aromas that speak of citrus, floral, yeast and green apple nuances. The wonderfully refined mouth feel is enhanced by the beautifully fine effervescence that shapes the medium weight flavours that culminate in crisp, intense and gorgeously complex and persistent finish. This is not only a terrific effort but it's an amazingly good 2006 as there are no exotic hints plus it offers exceptionally good verve. While this could certainly be enjoyed now I would be inclined to hold it for at least another 3 years and 5 will probably be the sweet spot."


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