Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2005

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2005 France  Champagne Champagne  White Wine  Sparkling  Champagne Brut
Product ID: 26275
Region: France, Champagne
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White Wine, Sparkling, Champagne Brut, Champagne
Vintage: 2005
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 12.5
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"A powerful, refined, expressive and complex Champagne, with notes of citrus fruits, lime blossom and caramelized grapefruit. The long, rich ending reveals sweet licorice aromas. A perfect accompaniment to first courses such as seafood and shellfish." —winemaker
"A truly wonderful wine from the start but slow to develop in the glass this time. As usual, Taittinger succeeds very well in warm, acid-weak vintages, when neighbors' wines often appears flat and simplistic. Despite the fact that the acidity is not particularly accentuated here either, the vineyards' aromatic citrus fresh touch leaves a fresh, uplifting side to the creamy, fat smoothness. The finish is certainly chalky and elegant , but it raises to heavenly heights with a 1976-like butterscotch soft, warm sweet flavored embracing pillow." —Decanter Magazine

"With just a touch of bottle age giving a toasty character, this impressive wine is already showing some maturity. That said, the apple and citrus character, the mineral tight texture and crisp acidity promise some aging. The wine conveys a sense of elegance, intensity and richness. Drink now, but the wine will also age." —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"Shows lovely balance, with a chinalike backbone of acidity, finely meshed with a creamy mousse and rich and toasty flavors of roasted hazelnut, creamed apple, lemon parfait and spun honey. A vein of smoky minerality echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 700 cases imported." —Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator

"Bright yellow. Vibrant pear and melon aromas are complicated by suggestions of ginger, brioche and smoky minerals. Dry, smoky and precise, offering intense orchard and pit fruit flavors that gain weight with aeration. A dusty mineral quality adds focus and lift to the long, penetrating, floral finish. There's a Burgundian thing going on here that's quite intriguing." —Josh Raynolds, Vinous
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Champagne Brutcaviar, lobster, oysters or chickenBeaufort, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Chevre, Colby, Edam, Gouda, Gruyere or ParmesanAsian food, fruit or desserts
Sparklingsalmon, shellfish, shrimp, smoked meatsBrie, GoudaAsian dishes, buttery cookies, cream sauces, stuffed mushrooms
Chardonnaywhite meats like chicken, turkey or porkBrie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolonebasil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron

Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs Silver (Ace of Spades)

Armand de Brignac Blanc de Blancs Silver (Ace of Spades) France  Champagne Champagne  White Wine  Sparkling  Champagne Brut
Product ID: 16333
Region: France, Champagne
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White Wine, Sparkling, Champagne Brut, Champagne
Size: 750ml

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