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Taittinger  Brut Champagne   (9L)

Category Sparkling
Varietal Chardonnay , Pinot Meunier
Region France
Producer Taittinger
Wine Spectator  
Balanced, with a rich, toasty character, bright acidity and subtle notes of lemon curd, cream, quince paste and fleur de sel. Ends with a firm, minerally finish. Drink now through 2015. 30,000 cases imported. 90 points
Wine Enthusiast  
Pale straw in color with a fine bead. As always, this is an elegant, distinctive and impeccably crisp Champagne. It is the epitome of stylish; tightly focused, it gently unwraps itself into a graceful, immaculately clean finish that's lightly toasty and hints at coconut and vanilla wafer. 91 points
Wine Advocate  
The NV Brut La Francaise is a pretty, accessible wine laced with white peaches, green pears and flowers. It is an attractive, mid-weight Champagne to drink now and over the next few years. This is Lot L1063NU01000, disgorged January 2011 (not indicated on label). Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014. 89 points
Taittinger Tasting Notes  
An elegantly fresh and delicate Champagne blended from a high proportion of Chardonnay grapes to yield a refined flavor palette of pear and stone fruits offset by warm, yeasty notes and hints of breadcrust. The subtle, pale gold color of Taittinger Brut La Française is punctuated by extremely fine, persistent bubbles rising to the surface in fragile strands. The fragrant berry and white fruit aromas, underscored by toasty, yeasty notes are confirmed on the ample, elegant palate which is strongly marked by refined Chardonnay fruit flavors. A fresh, balanced acidity sustains the whole, and carries into a long, crisp toasty finish of great delicacy. Pinot Noir lends the finished blend body, vinosity, structure and power as well as the elegant red berry aromas typical of the variety; Pinot Meunier provides a supple, round fruitiness to the wine; Chardonnay contributes elegance, finesse, crispness and delicacy to the blend, as well as a degree of structure and longevity.

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