Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007


“Taittinger’s 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. Drinking window: 2018-2047. 96 points

Taittinger’s 2007s are more than worthy followups to the 2006s. The 2007s are softer and more giving than the 2006s, which is not a bad thing at all. Despite a relatively small production for a larger house, the flagship Comtes de Champagne continues to fly under the radar. It remains the single best value (if that word can be used) in high-end Champagne. Best of all, Comtes has a track record for aging with sublime grace and finesse.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (07/18)

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