Taittinger "Reserve" Brut Champagne

SKU #1310834 90 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

 A ripe and distinctly yeasty nose displays evident maturity to the pleasantly secondary aromas of various white fruit compote and petrol whiffs. There is excellent richness to the complex and delicious if not particularly refined flavors that are supported by a firm but not fine mousse, all wrapped in a succulent and lingering finish. This full-flavored and generously proportioned effort won’t win any awards for elegance but the complexity is impressive.  (10/2017)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Open-knit and lively, with ripe yellow plum, white cherry fruit, almond skin and candied lemon zest flavors, underscored by minerally smoke and chalk accents. Offers a clean-cut, lacy finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,000 cases imported. (AN, Web-2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Tasted blind. Overall score placed it fourth out of 12 wines. Light straw. Sweetish nose – one of the few! Candied violets on the nose. Light and off dry. Quite chunky, lime-marmalade impression. Not much undertow. Good texture and refreshment value on the finish. A little chew on the end. Lots of acidity underneath. (JR)  (9/2015)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Taittinger's Brut Réserve is the signature cuvée of the house and represents a large volume. It is an assemblage of 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier; the recent disgorgement (dosage is pretty sweet with nine grams) is based on vintage 2011 and contains 30-35% reserve wines. It is a pretty intense Champagne with good body and structure, refreshing mineral tension and good grip in the finish. (SR)  (6/2016)

Wine Enthusiast

 The nonvintage Taittinger cuvée, with its lively mousse, is soft and creamily fruity. While the bottle tasted was young, it had enough ripe white fruits and lime-juice flavors to balance out the freshness. Typically for Taittinger, Chardonnay is an important element in the blend, giving the wine its final mineral tautness. (RV)  (12/2015)

K&L Notes

This is the exact same wine as the La Française, but with a slightly different label. A deal not to be missed!- Gary Westby, K&L

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Other White Wines

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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 12