Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007

RegionChampagne
SubregionChampagne
ColourWhite
TypeSparkling


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Tasting Notes

The 2007 Comtes de Champagne will be nearly impossible to resist upon release. Soaring aromatics, mid-weight structure and soft contours give the 2007 its alluring personality. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, chamomile and green pear add brightness and freshness throughout, with a persistent, clean finish that makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Today, the 2007 comes across as a slightly more open version of the 2004, with freshness that makes that wine so appealing, and a touch of textural richness that recalls the 2002. Although the 2007 does not have the explosive energy or verticality of the profound 2006, it will drink better earlier. The 2007 has been positively brilliant on the three occasions I have tasted it so far.

Score: 96Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, December 2017

Taittinger's prestigious Comtes de Champagne is composed entirely of Chardonnay grapes from the Grand Cru villages of Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger (Côte des Blancs). The citrus-golden colored 2007 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the fourth in a row after the 2004 vintage (which will be followed by 2008 whereas there will be no Comtes from 2009, 2010 and 2011) and opens with a nobly intense yet nuanced bouquet of ripe fruits, chalk, iodine and a touch of brioche. The wine indicates a coolish and precise character on the clear, flinty nose that develops lemon, pastry and floral notes. On the palate, this is Taittinger at its best: clear, fresh, lush and elegant, offering both sensuality and noble elegance. The 2007 reveals great finesse and is a perfect expression of both the Taittinger style and the Côte de Blancs. The wine (of which 5% has spent four months in oak barrels to give roundness and a touch of toast) is tightly woven, well concentrated and even juicy yet always clear, fresh, pure, fine and elegant. The finish is intense, clean, vivacious and complex, with good grip and lingering salty minerals that indicate good aging potential. Drink 2018-2030.

Score: 95Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate (237), June 2018

A pale straw colour in the glass, this has an enticing, elegant nose of lightly toasted hazelnut, ripe citrus and a touch of gun smoke. With air, this expands to creamy fruits and buttered, toasted brioche. The palate is compact yet intense, a core of fresh nuts and fleshy citrus already open and expressive. The mousse is creamy, in seamless harmony with brisk and bright acidity. Struck flint and brioche build the weight through the mid-palate but the delineation of flavours maintains harmony and precision. The finish is expansive and long, a testament to the complexity behind this wine. This is delicious now, more approachable than the 2006, but the lingering complexity suggests it should also improve with time in bottle.

Score: 18.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2018

This is a step up from the linear and fresh 2006. It shows subtle depth and power with a dense block of vivid fruit that's highlighted with lemon zest, green apples and hints of white peaches. Just the right amount of praline and nuts on the nose. Fine and tight bead give the Champagne a luxurious mouthfeel. One for now or the cellar. Drink or hold.

Score: 98James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, December 2018

This is a step up from the linear and fresh 2006. It shows subtle depth and power with a dense block of vivid fruit that's highlighted with lemon zest, green apples and hints of white peaches. Just the right amount of praline and nuts on the nose. Fine and tight bead give the Champagne a luxurious mouthfeel. One for now or the cellar. Drink or hold.

Score: 98James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2018

This is quite beautiful. There’s lovely concentration of citrus fruit with some subtle hazelnut and toast, as well as good structure and fine acidity. Compact and dense, but at the same time it’s pretty and delicate. There’s a touch of grapefruit and a refined spiciness, as well as riper notes of apricot and peach. But the main theme here is beautifully focused, pure citrus fruit. Just beautiful.

Score: 96Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, May 2018

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