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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Cuvee St. Anne
Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Cuvee St. Anne
(search item no. 10280)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $42.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This is becoming very fine, and watch out; it's entirely different from its old apples-and-butter form, more oystery and chalky and ginger and talc, with the apple-butter thing skulking in the mid-palate. It's racy, on the tensile side. I'd be a lot happier with three more grams of rs, but you won't agree if you prefer a vigorously dry Champagne.
My Notes:

About Chartogne-Taillet:

With Chartogne-Taillet one appreciates the significance of terroir. Theirs is an example of just how wonderful wines can be simply because of how talented and conscientious they are. These are racy, spicy Champagnes at the low end; sumptuous, brioche-y Champagnes at the top. For some reason, a consistent standout in blind tastings! The basic wine is keen and racy, and the upper-end wines are virtually luscious, they are so brioche-y and creamy. Lovers of old-style Champagnes are encouraged to look closely at these. More recent cuvees have shown a silken complexity that’s consistent enough to infer the design of a knowing hand.