Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Rose

1998 Comtes de Champagne Rose

By Taittinger

1998 Comtes de Champagne Rose by Taittinger

The 1998 vintage was an exceptional one for Champagne, and no more so than at the hallowed house of Taittinger. Their cherished Comtes de Champagne Rose from this year stands as testament to the region's proficiency in crafting wines that evoke such sense of place. This monumental vintage has recently inspired a renewed interest from fine wine investors, keen to scoop up what remains of this historic cuvée.


Crowning Achievement in a Challenging Year

The 1998 was a challenging year, with a wet winter followed by an unpredictable summer, yet the 1998 Comtes de Champagne Rose from Taittinger rose up to the challenge. Displaying an almost Herculean character, it is an intriguing play of contrasts. This wine truly emanates the fortitude with which the vines battled the elements of that intriguing year.

The taste is dazzlingly complex, with a perfect marriage of mellowed youth and dignified maturity. Underneath its bright robe of raspberry and cherry hues, it boasts a grand symphony of subtle spice notes snuggling deep layers of red fruits. There’s an unmistakable maturity here that only elevates its poised elegance.


A Divine Dance between Power and Grace

The exquisite balance struck by the 1998 Comtes de Champagne Rose is what truly sets it apart within Taittinger’s illustrious portfolio. This blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir balances the lean minerality and vibrant acidity with a remarkable fruit intensity. The wine’s innate power and grace is undeniably reminiscent of ballet’s most emotive performance.

Its lingering finish further cements its reputation as one of the greatest expressions of Taittinger's savoir-faire, making it a highly sought after choice for astute investors.

In all its graceful glory, the 1998 Comtes de Champagne Rose from Taittinger is indeed a rare jewel that sparkles brilliantly among the crowning achievements of this notable estate. A testament to Taittinger's winemaking prowess, it will only further fascinate as it traces its resonant journey through time.

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