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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1996

RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling
Grape VarietyChardonnay

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Tasting Notes

Taittinger’s 1996 Comtes de Champagne is another highlight. The flavors are only now beginning to show elements of complexity, a great sign for aging. Gently spiced and buttery notes suggest the 1996 is about to enter the early part of its maturity, where it is likely to stay for another decade or so. Drink 2014-2026.

97
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2014

With respect to the wines, the Taittinger 1996 Comtes de Champagne gets better every time I have it. Even though I have been scoring it in the mid-nineties since its release, I am beginning to think I have underrated it. 1996 is an exquisite vintage for Champagne, ranking alongside my all time favorite, 1990, only fresher. This marvelous 1996 is loaded with yeasty brioche notes intermixed with honeyed citrus, and a texture reminiscent of a fine white Burgundy.

98
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, June 2006
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