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NV Taittinger Brut Reserve, Champagne, France

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NV Taittinger Brut Reserve, Champagne, France

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OVERVIEW

For those in love with the romance of Champagne, Taittinger will hold a special place in their heart. One of the few Grande Marques still in the hands of the original French family and the favourite Champagne of Ian Fleming's James Bond, Taittinger is an evocative and delicious, refreshing Champagne that offers superb value for the price.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Pale lemon. Fresh nose. Very tight. Lean and lemony bones, although it does, just, begin to loosen up and spread across the palate towards the end, showing a bit of weight and development to come. Lemon sponge cut with a green blade. 16.5 Points Jancisrobinson.com

Brut Réserve is the cornerstone of Taittinger's extremely impressive portfolio: indeed the selection of Grande Marque Champagnes featured in this report includes many of the best and most reliable 'standard' Brut wines from the major houses, and that certainly includes Taittinger. It's an approachable and crowd-pleasing style with its upfront, fragrant aromas of peachy fruitiness, floral notes and biscuit, the 40% Chardonnay and three years on the lees enhancing that (also 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier). The palate is on the sumptuous side, expansive and creamy, a level of sweetness making it feel rather luxurious, thought that's not at the expensive of excellent acidity and clarity in the finish. 93 Points. Tom Cannavan

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This champagne will match well with shellfish and seafood, hard cheese and cured hams.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

This non vintage champagne is a blend of 35% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier with 100% of the grapes coming from Grand or Premier cru vineyards. Nine grams of sugar is used in the dosage.

PRODUCER NOTES

Inspired by his time in the region during WW1, Pierre Taittinger vowed one day to come back to Champagne and invest in the vineyards and in 1932 he bought the Forest-Fourneaux House and the Taittinger label was born.

Now in the hands of Pierre's great grand-daughter, Vitalie, the Taittiner family own 288-hectares of vineyards and continue to produce a range of Champagnes with the most famous. the Brut Reserve, a French staple.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

We recommend this wine is served around 7c and kept over the longer term at around 10-12c.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Delivery is free when you spend over £150. For orders under this amount then a £9.99 delivery charge will be applied.

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NV Taittinger Brut Reserve, Champagne, France

Wine Card
Wine Producer Taittinger
Wine Region Champagne
Wine Classification Champagne
Wine Type Sparkling
Grape Variety Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Vintage NV
Vintage Quality N/A
Maturity Ready to drink
Body Full Bodied
Sweetness Dry
Alcohol % 12.5%
Bottle Type Champagne 75cl
Serving Temperature 7°C
Food Pairing Fish, Hard Cheese, Seafood
Awards 93 Points - Tom Cannavan

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