Taittinger   Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

1990 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

By Taittinger

1990 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs by Taittinger

Arising from the sundrenched, temperate regions of Champagne, the 1990 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger is a compelling ode to its historic roots. This year's vintage stands apart for its consistency and rare balance between character and finesse, making it a prized possession for any discerning collector or wine investor.

 

Perfected over a notable climatic decade

The 1990s brought about a parade of superbly balanced vintages in Champagne, but the 1990 vintage was truly an exceptional start to this blessed decade. A reprieve from the harsh frosts that can plague the region, this year had the perfect cocktail of warmth and coolness leading to a slow yet steady fruit maturation.

Characterising its unique terroir, the 1990 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is all vibrancy and verve with a testament to Taittinger's deft craftsmanship. The effervescent mousse garners an immediate attention, leading to notes of toasted hazelnuts, honeycomb and hints of ripe green apple.

 

The Investment Potential of Exceptionality

Sipping this wine provides an unforgettable experience as if tracing through the vine's journey that year - from bud break to veraison to harvest - where all elements synchronised for a perfect execution. While freshly invigorating in its youth, 30 years later, it stands strong as an investment white wine with structure and longevity.

An ethereal blend of opulence and acidity makes the 1990 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs from Taittinger undeniably enticing to seasoned investors. It encompasses intricate contrasts, youthful citrus flavours mellowing into creamy whispers of caramel and truffle with cellaring holds much promise as an investment fine wine.

 

Portraying the Vintage Artistically

The collaboration between sunny days and cool nights in 1990 offers a varied palette of flavours that paints a vivid tapestry of Champagne. This wine forcefully reiterates that fine wine investment is not merely about profits but also about relishing the journey a captivating vintage like this brings. Remember, behind each bottle lies an art mastered over centuries - viniculture!

Current market price

HK$40,970.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

268.13

Scores and tasting notes

96

This outstanding wine is made in a delicate yet frothy 100% Chardonnay style. Along with the Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d'Or, this may be the sexiest and most voluptuously-seductive Champagne in the marketplace. Imported by Kobrand Corp., New York, NY tel. (212) 490-9300

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 1998

Vintage performance