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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Taittinger Brut Millesime 2004
Taittinger Brut Millesime 2004
(search item no. 103183)
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Taittinger Brut Millesime 2004 has a pale and radiant yellow color. The generous effervescence gives off an abundance of bubbles rising to form a necklace. The first impression on the nose combines flintiness with yeasty bread aromas. This quickly gives way to a fine, intense, sweet fruitiness, as crystallized fruit scents of lemon and mandarin and a flowery touch of acacia honey emerge. On the palate, the fruity attack is sublimely fresh and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, structured and smooth, releasing flavors of sugared pink grapefruit. The exceptional intensity of the finish is long, generous and complex.
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About Champagne Taittinger:

Champagne Taittinger was established in 1931 by Pierre Taittinger on the foundations of Forest-Forneaux, itself established in 1734 and the third-oldest wine producing house of Champagne. Taittinger is today proprietor of approximately 600 acres of vines among which are included parcels in the one hundred - percent rated villages of Cramant and Avize in the Cote des Blancs; and Bouzy, Mailly, Ambonnay and Verzenay in the Montagne de Reims. The Taittinger Estate is one of the three most extensive in the Champagne district, and the firm's major holdings in Chardonnay vineyards are the physical expression of the Taittinger philosophy and style.