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1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
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About Taittinger

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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1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Producer: Taittinger
Style: Sparkling
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: France
Region: Champagne

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97(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2002

($130) Pale, green-tinged color. Incredible shiver-producing 99-point nose combines peach, lemon, iodine and steely, petrolly, slatey soil tones; I was reminded of Chevalier-Montrachet and great Mosel riesling. Full and creamy-smooth but extremely young. This brilliantly minerally wine seems to thicken and intensify after 10 or 15 seconds in the mouth, offering layer upon layer of soil tones. A superconcentrated Champagne that completely avoids the heaviness shown by some '95s.

95 Points | Wine Spectator

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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 1995
by Lakers Guy
Opened a bottle of this and was really impressed. A beautiful champagne that is still very young and could improve with a few years of bottle age. Lovely!
Elegant yet powerful!!
Just opened a bottle and wonder why I haven't opened one earlier. Lovely aromatics elegant, yet picked up weight in the glass, very rich and full on the finish. The only downside it doesn't seem to have the length of a classic example. But excellent for the vintage.


About Champagne

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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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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