2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne



With 97+ points, this Taittinger’s 2006 Comtes de Champagne offers “the single best value.. in tete de cuvee Champagne” (Galloni) . Even in the face of very strong competition from some of the best on the market, this is a genuine stand-out and perhaps the shrewdest buy of the vintage.

 

Galloni calls it “a hypothetical blend of 2002 and 2004” vintages - huge praise considering that he rates the 2002 as one of the greatest Champagnes ever made. Taittinger’s prestige cuvée, the Comtes de Champagne is one of the most elegant and stylish produced.

 

Made entirely from Chardonnay sourced from 6 Grand Cru sites in the Côte des Blancs, this cuvée is only produced when the harvest is of exceptional quality and the 2006 is another absolute superstar.

 

We’ve tasted it ourselves and absolutely loved it, but are happy to leave the last word to Galloni, “I suggest buying a case… which is exactly what I intend to do”. Given how much wine he must taste and not buy, this seems like the strongest endorsement possible.

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£399.00

Average critic rating : 96.5 points

97

97

"The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making." Tasted Jul 2015. www.vinousmedia.com Drink 2016-2046

96

96

The 2006 vintage of Taittinger’s iconic Comtes de Champagne bottling is a beautifully refined example of the vintage, offering up a pure and vibrant bouquet of apple, pear, brioche, complex, chalky soil tones, hazelnut, a touch of orange zest, white flowers and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and supremely elegant in profile, with outstanding mid-palate intensity, utterly refined mousse, bright acids and laser-like focus on the very long, nascently complex finish. Whereas many examples from the 2006 vintage are drinking very well at age ten, it is still very early days for this outstanding Comtes de Champagne and this wine will not peak for at least another decade, though it is already very, very easy to drink! I would be inclined to let it hibernate in the cellar for at least another five years, just to allow its secondary layers of complexity to start to emerge. Nov 2016, www.viewfromthecellar.com, Drink: 2021-2060.

UK DOMESTIC DELIVERY:

FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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F+R STORAGE:

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IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:

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