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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2002
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2002
(search item no. 120644)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $179.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 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
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Its pale golden yellow is characteristic from the best Chardonnay grapes in the Cote des Blancs. The very fresh nose offers a wonderful combination of minerality and fruity sweetness. This is very quickly followed by elegant fruit aromas which include mandarin and orange peel. The mid palate is ample, intense and rich. Notes of mandarin, fresh pineapple and lightly candied fruit balance with the acidity. The finish is very expressive. Made with 100% Chardonnay.

A perfect accompaniment to first courses such as seafood and shellfish.

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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.