TAITTINGER | Champagne | Brut Millésimé | 2008
chardonnay | pinot noir

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Even though winter holidays are long gone by, why not enjoy the spring with a very special crémant wine – Champagne Brut Millésimé 2008 from Taittinger. It is special because it is a genuine champagne wine, that is made in an authentic méthode traditionelle style, using only chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. Taittinger is producing crémant wines since 1932 and is one of the great houses of Champagne, established in Reims, and is particularly famous for it lush chardonnay’s. But enough history, let’s get straight to the review.
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Take a look at the tasting notes bellow and our detailed assessment of the wine:

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Visual
Straw yellow color with nuanced lime-green hues towards the rim.

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Olfactory

The nose is rich, filled mostly with citrus fruit with some nice creamy hints: lemon, wheat, apple, panna cotta, cashew, oat flakes, baked apple, brie fondue, yoghurt, sour apple, butter and vanilla.

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Gustatory

The wine is dry, with moderate alcohol level, high acidity and ripe tannin. It tastes creamy, crisp and refined, with a nuanced citrusy profile. This is an amazingly complex and well structured wine: buttery, elegant and silky, with some nice lactic accents. The wine has a good overall balance, as it feels smooth and crisp at the same time.

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Aftertaste

It has a long finish and a velvety-elegant aftertaste.
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chartsThis is definitely a great Wine of France and the overall rating says the same, with 92.7 points scored it is right there, among the best wines we’ve tasted so far. Please click on the chart icon on the left in order to get to the wine rating page, where you can find all the wines we’ve tasted to date.

Conclusion: this is a wine in its peak form, ready to drink now, and worth some more bottle ageing, but in our opinion, it is better to drink the wine a year too soon than a day too late. To be honest, this wine is surprisingly good – silky, smooth and crisp and we would recommend to pair it with oysters cooked in burnt butter, brie or camembert cheese or any creamy mushroom dishes – as the latter one is an epic pairing indeed.

WineStatistics tasting results:

TAITTINGER
Champagne | Brut Millésimé | 2008

grape: | chardonnay | pinot noir |

region: FranceChampagne

overall rating: | 92.7 |

conclusion: great | a must try

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(c) The WineStatistics ratings are based solely on our own knowledge of the world of wine and on our personal wine tastes, which may, or may not, differ from yours – the reader. There are no absolutes of right and wrong in wine appreciation.

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