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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2005
(search item no. 121947)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $469.00

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Comtes de Champagne Rose 2005 is a rich rose color, with touches of violet. The bubbles are extraordinarily fine, rising vigorously in the glass, forming a wonderfully fine necklace of mousse. The nose affirms intense aromas of ripe, sweet fruit, including crystallised strawberries, quince jelly, violet sweets and pears in syrup. There are hints of the cooked fruit aromas of plum tart. The mid-palate confirms the initial aromas of sweet quince jelly, and develops richness with the flavors of fresh figs.

A suitable accompaniment to light cured meats, veal, lamb dishes and ribs as well as fruit salad and berry desserts.

Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

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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.