1990 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

SKU #100236 96 points 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)  (9/2010)

95 points John Gilman

 I have had the good fortune to drink a few bottles of the 1990 Comtes de Champagne in the last couple of years, and the wine has always shown itself to be one of the freshest and most impressive examples of the vintage out there for current consumption. This most recent bottle at our vertical tasting in October was stellar, offering up a deep and complex bouquet of baked pears and apples, nutty overtones, a lovely base of chalky soil tones, brioche, a touch of leesiness, orange zest and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and absolutely at its apogee, with a rock solid core of fruit, still exceptional mousse, great focus and grip and a very, very long, vibrant and complex finish. A stellar 1990 Champagne! (Drink between 2014-2035)  (10/2014)

95 points 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. (ST)  (12/1998)

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