Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 750ml 2008 Gift Box
Champagne Taittinger are one of the few Grande Marque Houses that are still family owned and run. Presiding over this fabulous estate is Pierre-Emanuel Taittinger who is assisted by his children Clovis and Vitalie. With over 650 hectares of their own vineyards, Taittinger control much of their own production, with much of the vineyard being of Grand Cru classification. In the 1960s a prescient decision was made by Pierre-Emanuel’s great-uncle Francois to focus the House’s resources around Chardonnay and to pursue a vision of lightness and delicacy which has become a hallmark of the Taittinger style enjoyed today. The Taittinger cuvees also benefit from a longer aging process than is required under Champagne regulations delivering wines that have a subtle elegance with an underlying persistence of flavour and length that see the wines consistently score well in international tastings as well as with sommeliers from around the world.
Taittinger's top echelon Champagne. A true legend, the Chardonnay-based Comtes is sourced exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards in Champagne's Cote de Blancs. Expert's rule of thumb for this classic is 'give it ten years', Thias is still young and is only just beginning to show full character - though with an elegance and focus typical of this great among Blanc des Blancs. Drink or age further, this is supreme bubbles at a special low cost.