Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008 75cl
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2008 is produced in the cellars of the former Saint-Nicaise abbey (13th century) in Reims, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs receives all the lavish care and attention it needs to reach its peak. Every bottle is made entirely from Chardonnays from only the best vines in the prestigious Côte des Blancs. It is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year.
The moment you open the 2008 vintage, it is a special occasion in itself. The aromas and palate are vibrant with outstanding Chardonnay characteristics running through, really capturing a moment in time. A great deal of care and attention has gone into this wine and its ageing potential will only accentuate this.Read more...
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identity, its appearance and its precision. The winter was very long and cold with little rainfall. The spring was mild and humid with little sunshine. The vines flowered in the first two weeks of June in fairly cool temperatures. The fruit ripened slowly and steadily, in similarly cool temperatures with some periods of
rain. Harvesting took place in the sunshine, though relatively cool temperatures, from 15 September to 10 October, which meant the grapes were ripe and very healthy."
"Taittinger’s 2008 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is being released this year, and it will be worth a special effort to track down. I wrote in August 2019 that this is the finest Comtes de Champagne since the brilliant 2002, and this tasting confirmed that. Offering up a deep and complex bouquet of citrus oil, crisp orchard fruit, warm brioche, crushed chalk, blanched almonds and smoke, it’s full-bodied and incisive, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a long, searingly chalky finish. While this is already immensely impressive out of the gates, this 2008 is clearly built for the long haul, and three decades’ longevity won’t be
a challenge." - Awarded 98 Points, William Kelley (Wine Advocate)
Gold Medallist - CSWWC 2020
Gold Medallist - International Wine Challenge 2020
Trophy Winner - International Wine Challenge 2020
Gold Medallist - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
|ABV (% vol)||12|
|Style||Blanc de Blancs|
|Champagne Region||Cote des Blancs|
|Champagne Village||Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger|
|Champagne Producer Type||Grand Marque|
|Champagne and Wine Aging||Oak|
|Closure||Cork and Cage|
|Champagne Crus||Grand Cru|
|Time on Lees||4-10 Years|