Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

2004 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

By Taittinger

The 2004 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger

The 2004 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger showcases the distinctive and unforgettable characteristics of an excellent and memorable vintage. This extraordinary Champagne is the epitome of sophistication and elegance, embodying all stellar traits consistent with the house of Taittinger.

 

Weathering the Vintage

In 2004, this Champagne region faced a harmonious balance between ideal climate conditions and opportune viticultural events. This climatic symmetry highlighted an unusual yet delightful synthesis of ripeness and acidity in grapes, granting the 2004 vintage from Taittinger a viscous quality unique amongst its counterparts.

 

Decoding the Sip

This exemplary Blanc de Blancs unravels with intricate layers of crisp citruses, honey-infused brioche, nuanced marzipan, and elegant blossoms. The palate unfurls to provide a lucid reflection of its bouquet; vivacious lemon zest braced alongside nutty undertones, offset by a hint of minerality that effortlessly complements the Champagne's soft effervescence.

An Investment in Time

The 2004 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger is undoubtedly an attractive choice for wine connoisseurs seeking an investment in quality time-keepers. The phenomenal balance achieved by this opulent vintage guarantees extended cellaring potential, promising even more complex expressions emerging in years to come.

 

Final Notes

Closing with a prolonged, vibrant finish, this radiant selection simultaneously indulges the senses while sparking intrigue; an indication of greater depths yet to be explored. Relishing in Taittinger's exceptional craftsmanship, the 2004 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs represents a tribute to not only sophistication but also the rich sovereignty of nature's unpredictable variations from year to year.

Market price (CAD)

$2,800.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

105

Scores and tasting notes

96

It’s fascinating to taste the 2004 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne after the 2002, something I have been able to do on a few occasions. The 2004 is all about minerality, precision and tension. It doesn’t have the sheer richness or power of the 2002, but it makes up for that with its crystalline purity and sheer energy. Bright hints of lemon oil, white flowers and crushed rocks are layered into the pointed, vibrant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034. This is a fabulous set of new releases from Taittinger. The 2002 Comtes de Champagne is easily one of the very best young Champagnes I have ever tasted. Over the next year or so, Taittinger plans to list more information about their NV wines on the back labels, something that is a huge positive for the consumer. Importer: Kobrand Corp., Purchase, NY; tel. (914) 253-7756

Antonio Galloni - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2012

Vintage performance