Taittinger Prelude Champagne

SKU #1025464

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.

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Price: $74.99

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Other White Wines

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France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.