Original
45 Ratings
Taittinger Champagne Blanc De Blancs Comtes De Champagne

Wine Details

Vineyard

Taittinger

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

Sparkling

Region

ChampagneFrance

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) The 1999 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (magnum) is sourced
exclusively from Grand Cru villages. A small portion of the wine is aged in
barrel. The 1999 is an absolutely delicious Comtes de Champagne that needs to
be opened at least an hour or two in advance to show at its finest. Smoke,
citrus, mint and flowers are some of the nuances that emerge from this fresh,
fragrant Champagne.

Deceptively lithe on the palate read more...The 1999 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (magnum) is sourced
exclusively from Grand Cru villages. A small portion of the wine is aged in
barrel. The 1999 is an absolutely delicious Comtes de Champagne that needs to
be opened at least an hour or two in advance to show at its finest. Smoke,
citrus, mint and flowers are some of the nuances that emerge from this fresh,
fragrant Champagne.

Deceptively lithe on the palate, the wine blossoms with air as it fills out
with endless layers of perfumed fruit. The wine can be enjoyed today, even if
it comes across as a touch sweet. With time, that sweetness will develop into
the liqueur-like perfume that makes older Comtes de Champagne so irresistibly
alluring. In my experience the magnum format is especially beneficial for
Champagnes, and older large bottles of CdC often transform into an ethereal
drink of the very highest level. Disgorged: mid-January 2008.
(Antonio Galloni - Wine Advocate - Dec 09) (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/25/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/12/2013
  • Robert Parker
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/12/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/10/2012