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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2000
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2000
(search item no. 113962)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The pale golden yellow color 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 flavor is more delicate, with flavors of caramelized grape fruit. The lengthy rich finish reveals sweet licorice notes.

A perfect marriage of delicacy and intensity with freshness and harmony, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000 reveals the full aging potential typical of the great chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs.

This wine will be appreciated at any celebration to enhance those wonder fully intense, rare moments. It will go very well with seafood or fish starters (such as white tuna carpaccio with truffles).

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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.