1990 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1990 Comtes de Champagne captures a stylistic middle ground between the 1988 and 1990. Slightly advancing tones of orange peel and roasted nuts are beautifully contrasted by a streak of minerality that gives the wine its freshness and verve. Bright floral and mineral notes reappear on the finish, adding focus. Rich in its texture yet effortless, the 1990 offers exceptional balance and tons of class. It should continue to drink well for another 15 years. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Leesy, toasty aromas of baked apple, nutmeg, flowers, spices and citrus oil. Big, rich, thick and mouthfilling; offers an extraordinarily chewy texture, with ripe acids giving the flavors great thrust. Exhilarating chalky soil tones on the completely ripe, tactile aftertaste. Knockout Champagne.
A fresh and vibrant Champagne, with fresh dough aromas, bright lemon and butter flavors and a lively texture that seems to propel the flavors to a lingering finish. Delicious.