Friday, 21 July 2017

Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve n.v.

It is the numerically powerful business card of the Maison, representing three-quarters of the entire production, that is, about 4 milions bottles.

It’s an assemblage of 40 different crus, with the three classic Champagne grapes: usually Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 40% and Pinot Meunier 20%, except sometimes a few percentage variation. Never less than three years on yeasts, while the weight of the reserve wines does not drop below 20 percent.

My bowl, whose disgorging dates one year ago, has a fresh nose, with vanilla, brioche and hazel hints, a subtle floral honeycomb, many citrus fruits, even candied, small red fruit - strawberry and red currant – with a thin mineral texture.

In the mouth there is freshness, but also a background of sweet sensations, with a maturity of fruit, spotted by vanilla ripples. While the level of the bowl drops, steadily increases the size of the sips.
Medium length end, rounded with vanilla and candied fruit.
Try it with sea shells.

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