Taittinger Prelude Champagne
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright straw with a fine bead. Spicy, intense, deeply pungent aromas of apple, lime and flowers. Brisk, focused and pure, showing racy, deep citrus zest and mineral flavors of wonderful purity. Very clean, penetrating and long on the finish, with a lingering citrus zest quality." (Nov/Dec 06) 89 points Wine Spectator: "Smoky, graphite character lends depth to the lemon and floral notes in this elegant bubbly. Well-delineated by the vibrant acidity. Moderate finish. Drink now." (11/04) A blend from all Grand Cru villages.