Brut Millésimé 1985
The 1985 Taittinger Brut is amber-yellow in colour, glistening with fine bubbles. Its “nose” boasts delicate, subtle flavours of stewed and grilled fruit. Scents of stewed fruit can be detected including the flavoured aromas of fig and apricot jams. Hints of dry roasted fruit and almond are also discernible. The 1985 Taittinger Brut is full-bodied, velvety, flavoursome and complex. The dominant tone is fruity, specifically with fragrant hints of cooked fruits. It is very balanced and its somewhat tempered acidity subtly flourishes. The final aroma is indulgently delicious with honey tones. Overall, the 1985 Taittinger Brut is a rich, harmonious and mature champagne.
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1995
Its colour is pale gold. Its bubbles are exceptionally fine and persistent, forming a delicate foam. Its discriminating bouquet has a hint of spice and lemon with a light plant or floral scent of mild tobacco and tea leaf. To the taste, this wine is very fresh, slightly acid and highly elegant. Its flavours are dominated by fresh citrus and lime. It has an end note of vanilla. In conclusion, this exceptional wine is extremely pleasant to drink with its complex and delicate aromas.
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1996
The colour is very pale yellow. The bubbles, extremely fine and light, form a sublime, active and unending ribbon of mousse. The bouquet is intense, expressive, particularly subtle and complex. It starts out with floral aromas of hawthorn and beeswax giving way to discreet notes of lime and fresh pineapple. On the palate, the wine is very lively and persistent to the finish, with mainly lemony flavours together with very delicate aromas of dried flowers and lime blossoms. In all, a magnificent champagne fill of finesse, elegance but also complexity and richness.
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 1996
It has an amber-rose colour. The bubbles are fine and abundant and form a luxuriant mousse. The intense and very rich bouquet has very sweet and fruity aromas of quince, redcurrant and morello cherry. In the mouth, the wine is first lively and acidulous, then its structure, strength and vinosity come fully to the fore with fruity flavours of cherries in brandy. The finale is powerful and persistent. In summary, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Vintage 1996 is an open, generous and ample wine and has a very varied aromatic register.
Brut Millésimé 1998
1998 Taittinger Brut Millésimé is pale gold in colour and has a rich effervescence which forms a very dense necklace of mousse. It has a very fine nose and a good intensity of fragrance. The initial perfumes of white flowers give way to a fruity dominance with a subtle mineral touch. The scent of citrus fruits can also be discerned, with sugared grapefruit and a hint of baked crusty bread. The first sip is sharp, delicate and complex, with the taste of fresh citrus fruit. It is well-rounded, full and richly constituted with an attractive effervescence. The finish is long and fresh. In conclusion, it is a champagne of extreme freshness, fine balance, keen intensity and consummate aromatic harmony. A wine of charm and passion.
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998
The colour is pale yellow with silvery glints. The bubbles are exceptionally fine and abundant and form a lively and lasting elegant necklace of mousse. The nose is intensely fine and ethereal, reminiscent of mineral aromas and the delicate fragrance of white blossom, with overtones of fresh almonds, vanilla and a subtle hint of pine forests. The first impression on the palate is of extreme freshness, with dominant flavours of citrus fruits, lemon zest and grapefruit and a lightly acidulous, beautifully balanced finish. The aftertaste is lively, long and complex. All in all, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998 is an exceptional wine boasting remarkable finesse; its aromatic qualities and intense flavours make it a superior quality champagne.
Brut Millésimé 1999
1999 Taittinger Brut Millésimé is a golden straw yellow colour with brilliant highlights. The bubbles are exceptionally fine and form an elegant necklace of mousse. Its nose is delicate, fresh and intense, reminiscent of elderflower aromas, with faint woody scents and sweet, fruity overtones of mandarin and bergamot candies. The first impression on the palate is balanced, lively and powerful and has a certain vinosity. The finish is long and extremely pleasant. In conclusion, this is a perfectly balanced and most enjoyable champagne, with a finesse and complexity that will develop further over time.
Brut Millésimé 2000
This champagne is a superb, sparkling golden yellow, evidence of well ripened grapes. The bubbles are fine, light and abundant. The delicate, fruity nose releases subtle aromas of peach and sweetened grapefruit, with the scent of white flowers and tea leaves with a hint of menthol. On the palate, this wine is lively and smooth, with dominant fruit flavours of citrus and quince. The complex finish is long, mellow and silky. In all, Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2000 is an exceptionally fine champagne with superbly harmonious aromatic expression, which will continue to develop in intensity and complexity.
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000
The pale golden yellow colour is illuminated by almost fluorescent green highlights. The bead, particularly fine and abundant, rises steadily to form a light ring of froth. The very fresh nose opens on contrasting intense yet subtle grilled, toasty notes. These are followed by aromas of candied citrus peel, lemon and vanilla tart, roasted almonds and finally a floral hint of dried flowers and lime blossom. The initial impression on the palate is expressive and powerful, dominated by the vivacious citrus fruit, especially ripe lemon. Mid palate the flavour is more delicate, with flavours of caramelised grapefruit. The lengthy rich finish reveals sweet liquorice notes. A perfect marriage of delicacy and intensity with freshness and harmony, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000 reveals the full ageing potential typical of the great chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs.
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2000
This wine is a sublime pale rose colour with light hints of salmon. The abundant bubbles are exceptionally fine, forming an elegant and persistent necklace of mousse. The nose is delicate, with beautiful finesse, reminiscent of hawthorn blossoms with faint scents of yellow raspberry and gooseberry jam. The first impression on the palate is fresh and harmonious with subtle fruit flavours (apricots, plums). The finish is long, well-rounded and complex. In conclusion, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2000 is an extremely fine champagne of great complexity. Charming and frivolous, it has excellent ageing potential.
Brut Millésimé 2002
The wine is a splendid golden straw colour. The very fine bubbles rise in numerous strings which spread out to form a fine, persistent necklace. The nose presents a slightly mineral aroma preceding an intense and delicate fruitiness. The aromas are of sweet citrus fruits such as clementines associated with subtle suggestions of tea, menthol and liquorice. The first impression on the palate is strong then quickly full. The mid-palate is rich, well-rounded and supple with a wide range of fruity and cakey flavours including fresh apricot and brioche. The finish is long and complex. In conclusion, Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2002 is a great Champagne offering a rich and harmonious aromatic palate. Its dominant fruity flavour has remarkable finesse and elegance.
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2002
This wine presents an intense rosy hue with glints of salmon. The bubbles are fine and delicate, forming a perfect, persistent necklace of mousse. The nose is intense and fruity yet delicate and refined, with raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry and blackcurrant overtones and a trace of fresh figs in the background. The first impression on the palate is fruity and full-bodied, with hints of raspberry sorbet and fruit jelly. Overall it is rich, powerful and well-structured. The finish is long and very smooth. In conclusion, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2002 is a fascinating, generous and open wine which already reveals signs of excellent aromatic potential and subtle fruit flavours.
Brut Millésimé 2003
This champagne is a splendid golden-yellow colour. Wonderfully bubbly with a generous ring of foam. The nose is very subtle, minerally at first before giving way to a mixture of bread and fresh white-fleshed fruit aromas. The palate is initially crisp and intense with fruity flavours of plums and greengages, lively before quickly becoming more delectable. The mid-palate is generous, full-bodied and almost creamy in structure. The finish is well balanced, mature and lingering. Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2003 embodies the 2003 vintage, a combination of wonderful aromatic finesse and rich, complex and fruity flavours.
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2003
The Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2003 is a slightly amber, rosewood colour. The exceptionally fine bubbles give a delicate but extensive necklace of mousse. The nose, very fine and elegant, is reminiscent of blossom, rose and violet petals and subtle fruity scents of raspberry and pear and a faint touch of fresh almond in the background. The first impression on the palate is fresh, complex and fine. Its mid-palate delivers delicate flavours of raspberry compote and pears in wine in harmony with a degree of vinosity. The finish, still fine, is long, structured and balanced. In conclusion, the Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2003 is a champagne of great dimensions and remarkable balance of structure, vinosity, framework and fruity, fine and delicate aromas.
Brut Millésimé 2004
Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2004 has a pale yet radiant yellow colour. The clean effervescence gives off an abundance of bubbles rising to form a lingering ring of foam. The first impression on the nose combines flintiness and yeasty bread aromas. This quickly gives way to a fine, intense, sweet fruitiness, as scents of crystallized lemon, mandarin fruit drops and a flowery touch of acacia honey emerge. On the palate, the fruity entry is sublimely crisp and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, structured and smooth, releasing sugary pink grapefruit flavours. The long, generous and complex finish is especially lively. Despite its youth, Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2004 already possesses a remarkable balance between finesse, elegance and delectability. Its immeasurable freshness suggests excellent ageing potential.