The Taittinger Brut Vintage 2006 has a bright, pale yellow color. The effervescence is lively, with abundant, very fine bubbles. The nose instantly reveals great finesse, with elegant notes of vine flowers. This is followed by intense, sweet, fruity aromas, evoking currants and quince paste, accompanied by a hint of aniseed on the finish. The attack is generous, rich and fruity, underscored by flavors of yellow fruit compote and greengages. The mid-palate is flavorful, very smooth and generous, suggesting fruit paste. The finish is uniform, very well-structured and full-bodied, developing a slightly tannic note. Already presenting finesse, richness and body, the Brut Vintage 2006 promises to age well.
"A successful expression of carefully managed champenization that is at once both rich and nuanced, this nicely made effort overlies elements of minerals and lemon cream with a good bit of yeast albeit with a lighter hand. Its tiny, pin-pointy bubbles lend it a fine, creamy feel, and it conveys an ongoing sense of proportion and balance from beginning to end. Despite being a bit older, it has lost nothing in energy, and, in this case, age has resulted in real polish."
The Wine Advocate