Robert Parker 96
Taittinger’s 2008 Brut Comtes de Champagne Rose, which arrives on the market this year, has unwound considerably since I last tasted it. Offering up inviting aromas of red berries, plums, sweet spices, orange rind and freshly baked bread, it’s medium to full-bodied, pillowy and vinous, with an ample core of fruit, lively acids and an elegant pinpoint mousse. As I wrote in 2019, Taittinger is using more Pinot Noir and opting for longer sur lattes maturation for this bottling, and the result is that Comtes Rose is becoming a more gastronomic Champagne. Deceptively charming as this 2008 is today, I suspect it will tighten up with a little age on cork. [21/10/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035
Area under vines: 288 hectares
Winemaker: Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger
- Chardonnay 37%
- Pinot Noir 48%
- Pinot Meunier 15%
Wines Vineyard Holdings:
- Les Folies de la Marquetterie
- Prestige Rosé
- Brut Réserve
- Cuvée Prestige
- Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
- Comtes de Champagne Rosé
- Brut Millésimé
- Prélude « Grands Crus »
- Brut Millésimé
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