Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

1988 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

By Taittinger

1988 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger

The 1988 vintage heralded in the making of the exceptional Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger. Now in its prime, this gem has not only stood the test of time but continues to shine brighter with each passing year. Crafted entirely from Chardonnay grapes from top vineyards in the acclaimed Côte des Blancs region, this vintage holds a unique place in the illustrious lineage of Taittinger's finest.

 

Maturation and elegance personified

The innate balance and delicacy that marks out the finest Chardonnays found sumptuous expression in the 1988 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger. The depth of concentration, elegance and mineral-derived intensity of this vintage points towards its compelling investability. For every discerning collector and investor, securing bottles of this champagne represents an exciting opportunity to perfectly encapsulate the historical and climatic quirks of this particular year.

 

Fine complexity meets sheer luxury

Gone through a traditional aging process for a decade before being let out into the open, it poured forth a mélange of complex flavors - ripe pear and honey entwined with wisps of fine cigar box-like nuances. The cool growing season of 1988 provided fresh acidity, imparting a crystalline purity and lean structure while distinct chalky mineral notes sing praises of its noble terroir. A rounded mouthfeel, kissed by notes of brioche and truffle, makes every sip a luxurious affair.

In essence, the 1988 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger proves how given time, nature's humblest offerings - water, earth, sun - combined with human ingenuity can produce not just wine, but liquid poetry. This vintage - a perfect confluence of terroir, climate and winemaking skill - invites collectors and investors to partake in its journey toward ageing magnificently into an even finer investment asset.

Current market price

HK$53,870.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

433.85

Scores and tasting notes

93

No tasting note available.

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 22 December 1994

Vintage performance