Taittinger Brut la Française
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
This Champagne is a blend of some 30 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyards, respectively 40% and 60% of the total, from several harvests of perfectly ripened grapes.
The Tasting Panel
Bright and lively, this is one of my favorite non vintage Bruts. Crisp and balanced, with smooth, exuberant, Chardonnay-driven style; racy, elegant, and totally charming; long and memorable.
A dry, fresh and delicious Taittinger with aromas and flavors of apples, fresh lemons and minerals. Full-bodied. Precise. White pepper and salt at the end. 40% chardonnay and 35% pinot noir, the rest pinot meunier. Three to four years on the lees. Drink now.
There's a toasty edge to this creamy Champagne, which shows apple tarte Tatin, mandarin orange peel, brioche and smoke. Subtle finish. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.