Taittinger "Prestige" Brut Rosé Champagne
Rich and toasty, this harmonious rosé offers a creamy mousse and a lovely array of pureed blackberry, plum tart, toasted brioche, crystallized honey and lemon parfait flavors. Bright and focused, with a graphite- and spice-laced finish. Disgorged November 2014. Drink now through 2020.
Light orange-pink. Cherry, orange zest and fresh rose aromas show very good clarity and energy. Sappy red fruit flavors display a spicy quality, picking up energy and a floral nuance with air. Concentrated, vibrant and precise, finishing on a zesty mineral note, with lingering spiciness and firm grip. (JR)
Pure strawberry fragrance, fine and light but enough substance and fruit to give an honest mouthful.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Incorporating 15% red wine from Ambonnay and Bouzy, Taittinger’s deeply salmon-colored NV Brut Rose Prestige L13575P00500 is scented with red raspberry and cherry whose exuberantly juicy freshness is complemented by distinct sweetness. A hint of geranium in the nose and welcome touches of refreshing lime and saliva-liberating salinity in the modestly sustained finish complement what is otherwise a simply - albeit attractively and generously - fruity essay in its genre, and one I would enjoy young. (DS)
Wine & Spirits
Leesy and oxidative, this is all about nutty richness. The flavors create a heady combination of ripe orange and pink grapefruit zest and lemon verbena tea. Polished and stylized.
Light orange-pink in color and with a good sense of some bottle age, this rich wine is full of berry fruits, red currants and acidity. It is soft, a result of the usual high Taittinger dosage, giving a wine that's fruity, just hinting at toast and ready to drink.