Vintage

Major Grape

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2012x

Blendx

12.5%x

75x

Taittingerx

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1057x

Taittinger Brut Vintage 2012

France / Champagne

Andy's Tasting Notes

I think this could be the best Taittinger since the superb 2002 vintage. A stunning Vintage Champagne at a price below many other Champagne houses Prestige Cuvees. If you can keep this till 2020 – 2030 it will get better and better. 50% Pinot Noir 50% Chardonnay.

Winemaker tasting notes – “Pale radiant yellow with an abundance of fine bubbles rising to form a delicate persistent necklace. The first impression on the nose combines flintiness with yeasty bread aromas. This quickly gives way to a fine, intense, sweet fruitiness, of crystallized fruit scents of lemon and mandarin with a flowery touch of acacia honey. On the palate, the fruity attack is sublimely fresh and rich. The mid-palate is balanced, structured and smooth, releasing flavours of sugared pink grapefruit. The exceptional intensity of the finish is long, generous and complex.”

Price per bottle £49.50

48 in stock

Producer Info

Taittinger remains one of the few Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.

Taittinger owns 288 hectares of vineyards in the best localities of Champagne making it the second largest domaine owner in the region. The most famous of these are the vineyards surrounding Château de la Marquetterie and parcels in the prestigious Côte des Blancs.

Their winemaking approach produces a Champagne style of elegance, delicacy and finesse which is recognised worldwide and has earned the House many accolades and awards over the years. Taittinger’s home is situated above miles of chalk tunnels and cellars. These 4th century UNESCO listed cellars once belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise and are perfect for the slow ageing process required for great Champagne.

Taittinger is under the “authorisation préfectorale”, a French government local representation, which requires it to follow certain environmental procedures. Examples include: industrial waste classed and weighed in by different type, card, wood, glass, plastic, aluminium and taken to recycling plants. Taittinger is also undertaking a number of steps to respect official environmental regulations on water and waste as well as implementing a plan to reduce their environmental impact concerning energy usage, water and waste.

Food matchAperitif / fish with cream sauces

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Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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