Taittinger’s holdings cover 288 hectares at some of the best sites in Champagne: St. Remy, Plat des Coutures, the Imperiale, and the Rouges Fosses to name just a few...
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NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise
Grape Type: Champagne Blend
87 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2012
(50% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay and 10% pinot meunier; L1335PP00300): Bright yellow-gold. Musky pear skin, quince and orange zest aromas show very good energy. Hefty and chewy in texture, offering fleshy orchard fruit and chamomile flavors and a hint of bitter citrus fruit. Closes with firm grip and very good length, leaving a poached pear note behind.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
Great champagne, not so great price. Total Wine prices suck compared to most local shops in Clearwater and St. Pete. Beware of the evil empire that is Total Wine!
Simply the best
by Brandi Adams
Pure buttered toast. This is the one I picture in my mind when I think of great, classic Champagne (short of spending $100+).
Where does the headache come from?
I agree with another reviewer above; a solid baseline bubbly. At least I have never gotten any complaints from either; guests, friends, or that particular charming lady I was trying to seduce. But, where did my headache come from the other morning?
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by Deevino et la fille 10492725
Our first time with any Tatinger. The sweet and sour notes were baffling but pleasant. The golden hue and elegant bubbles reminded us of our favorite Pommery Royal Brut,which is our # 1 preference to date in this particular price range. Our Friday night research project continues and was made pleasant by this NV Tat.
Our baseline bubbly.
One of the great things about this Tat is its consistency from year to year. Elegant bubbly, medium dry good nose, with some citric notes. Very pleasing. The Standard barer of the Bubbly Twins. Always defines what a good bottle of fizzy grape squeezings should start from. It is usually available, and if some of our less knowledgeable friends ask what to bring, This is it, cause we dont do Korbel. Thus sayth the Bubbly Twins!
Champagne-making is the highly refined art of blending base wines into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. These component wines come from different grape varieties (the white grape Chardonnay and the red varieties Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) and from different villages and vineyards. And because only four or five harvests per decade...
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