Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Rose

2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose

By Taittinger

2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose by Taittinger

There exists a select cadre of champagnes that, upon tasting, you just know they have the exquisite ability to dance on the tongue and etch themselves into your memory. Excellence in the realm of sparkling wine invariably speaks of the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose from Taittinger. Its allure owes much to a beautiful convergence of perfect climatic conditions, meticulous winemaking skills, and the unique terroir expression of the Champagne region.

 

Layers of harmony, an investment in brilliance

The 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose from Taittinger is not just any champagne, it embodies the quintessence of vinous creation. This remarkable year graced the vineyards with generous sunshine throughout the growing season, allowing for impeccable ripeness and flavour concentration. However, cooler nights preserved vital acidity, delicately balancing the effusive fruitiness.

Upon the first sip, your palate is greeted with a delightful ménage-a-trois of crisp pear, zesty citrus, and charming undertones of brioche and almonds - a testament to its extended maturity on lees. A captivating ballet of fine bubbles complements this flavour orchestra by adding texture and vivacity.

 

2006, a radiant edition in Champagne's annals

Region-wide, the 2006 vintage was viewed with some trepidation after an unusually warm winter. Yet as spring blossomed into summer, conditions improved significantly. With maturation nurtured by an extended Indian summer kissed by golden autumnal sunshine - as rare a circumstance as it is rewarding - 2006 emerged as an atypical but glowing star.

Make no mistake; this exceptional cuvée is not merely another grandiose champagne but the 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rose from Taittinger itself - polished by time yet brimming with energy and longevity. Truly an epitome of elegance that stands proud amid, its brethren vintages.

In the world's often unpredictable wine investment landscape, this opulent creation offers a compelling promise: a confluence of rarity, pleasure and appreciable returns - elevating every portfolio's worth in delightful bubbles.

Market price (CAD)

$2,620.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

121.54

Scores and tasting notes

93

Taittinger's 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rosé blends Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with 16% red wine, mainly from Bouzy. Lovely, pure and fresh on the nose, with spicy sweet cherry aromas and red berry flavors, this is a rich and potent, full-bodied and firmly structured Rosé with nice purity and freshness. The finish reveals a sweet intensity and good length.

Stephan Reinhardt - The Wine Advocate, 29 June 2016

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