Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

By Taittinger

2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger

In the realm of regal bubblies, the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger embodies the year’s unique character, setting it apart with compelling distinctiveness. This majestic offering reaffirms Taittinger's status as one of the finest champagne houses, known for its immaculate craftsmanship and precise blending.

 

A sterling vintage, a remarkable investment

The 2006 vintage was characterized by exceptional climatic conditions which led to every facet of the harvest being in splendid harmony. The result? A wine that delivers a memorable palate experience while promising a profitable investment journey.

With each sip, the discerning palate is greeted by an astounding complexity. Fresh citrus and white flower notes are elegantly intertwined with nuances of vanilla and toast, hinting at its maturation on lees. As it unfolds, it reveals subtle minerality, procured from the chalky soils of its vineyard source - the renowned Côte des Blancs.

 

Unadulterated expressions, 2006's unique touch

The prime feature that sets this 2006 vintage apart is its phenomenal balance between richness and freshness; a testament to the year's superb growing season. It is this harmonious play that has allowed the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger to age gracefully over time, offering investors an exciting trajectory of interest in the secondary market.

Each intricate layer of this wine reveals itself with delightful restraint, carrying forward notes of ripened fruits while maintaining its crisp vivacity. Its prolonged finish echoes an element of finesse reflective of Taittinger's unmistakable hand.

A sparkling jewel in the world of fine Champagnes, the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger offers not just a luxurious tasting experience but equally stands as a compelling proposition for collectors and investors alike. With its inherent ability to age and improve over time, it promises continued appreciation in value making it a worthwhile addition to any flourishing portfolio.

Market price (CAD)

$1,890.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

70.63

Scores and tasting notes

96

Tasted almost two years after disgorgement, the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs shows a beautiful golden-citrus color and opens with a fascinating intense, floral, slightly reductive nose that develops enormously in the glass, offering lemon and lemon confit aromas along with flinty notes of crushed chalk and the iodine flavors of the Atlantic Ocean. This is an utterly complex and promising bouquet! The palate is terribly fresh but also rich, lush and intense, with the purity of the finest wines of the Côte de Blancs, the concentration of perfectly ripe Chardonnay and the suppleness of 2006. This has impeccable balance paired with high tension. The wine is very tight and still seems to be on its way right now. Although there is a first hint of aromatic ripeness, this should be a great Comtes de Champagne in a couple of years. The finish is tensioned, concentrated and mineral but keeps its talents in an almost bursting bubble. Disgorged September 2016; tasted May 2018 (lot L6316UM13600).

Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2018

Vintage performance