White - Sparkling

1995 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 158

  • EhrlichDY Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 29, 2016 - Lunch with 2012 and 2013 Fourrier CSJ and Griotte, 95 Raveneau Blanchot, 05 Leflaive Chevalier and more (Black Salt, Washington DC): This bottle was slightly better than a bottle enjoyed six months ago. The aroma is strong and deep as it wafts out of the glass. There is a beautiful funk on the nose that is intertwined with toasted bread and roasted nuts. The bubbles are still plentiful and flavors still quite precise although they are secondary at this point as the toast note is echoed along with graham cracker and citrus fruit. Many remarked that this will be a long lived Comtes and it's easy to imagine it going at least another 20 years. However, it's darn good right now so I would drink away without regret. I'm sure the wine will evolve but it's hard to imagine it getting any better.

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  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: (95 points)

    December 16, 2015 - Anniversary Dinner (Café De Klepel, Prinsenstraat 22, Amsterdam, NL): Intense, seamless, white flowers and lemon, wonderfully energetic and elegant, creamy texture, incredibly fresh and primary for a twenty year old wine, spicy minerality, laser-like acidity, lively mousse, pin-prick bubbles, superb purity, excellent length. Grande finesse, a wine of real beauty. Great future, but supremely delicious right now. Far superior to the bottle tasted in 2010.

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  • Anonymous wrote: (95 points)

    December 4, 2015 - Game dinner with friends and 11 special wines.: Just a few notes this time. Beautiful and full bodied. Beautiful minerals, some caramel and nutty flavors. Good citrus. Great wine! See also my previous notes.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Margauxguy wrote:

    November 17, 2015 - Lost

  • Tartiflette Likes this wine: (93 points)

    October 23, 2015 - Of course we had Champagne today! It's Champagneday 2015 :-) And what a Champagne. This bottle just proves that 1995 is a great vintage. So perfectly mature with lots of fresh fruit, strong acidity and a long and charming aftertaste. The fresh apple taste goes well with the acid in the wine. Otherwise this bottle had everything you would expect from one of the greatest Makers. This bottle told me that 1995 will live long still.

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2007, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2006, Issue #3, Recently Tasted Champagne: Non-Vintage and Vintages 2000-1964; Today’s Bi-Polar World of Bubbly

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/27/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne) Light yellow color with relatively few bubbles; very tart citrus, grapefruit rind, tart lemon, light coffee nose; tasty, poised, fresh, tart apple, light coffee, tart pear palate; medium-plus finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2011 (link) 18.5 points

    (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs) This wine shows a honeyed-golden hue in the glass now, and still a moderately-sized bead, less lively than three years ago perhaps, with more of a central core of bubbles than anything more dramatic, but there is still a slightly fat and lazy character to it. On the nose there is some rich development, with some golden crystalline fruits alongside notes of mushroom, toast and minerals. This now seems harmonious, rich and yet well framed. Lovely character in the mouth, all broad richness still with a lemony edge to it, but showing early evolution in terms of little notes of cashew nut and a little more mushroom too. And this is offset by great acidity and a fine, prickling but very persistent and pervasive mousse. Deliciously bright and still full of potential, with a sappy fading finish. This is brilliant and there is no rush to drink up - I anticipate further evolution and improvement over at least 5-10 years yet.

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2007 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs) A suitable bottle for New Year's Eve. A very lively bead in the glass, still rather fat despite this wine's twelve years. The nose has a precise and bright citrussy, lemon freshness, but with a very serious deep seam of smoke and minerals, the combination of the two seeming paradoxical and yet divine in their combination. Later, there are notes of home-made praline, the delicious aroma of roasted almonds and crunchy sweetness that comes when you make your own. There is depth, vinosity and precision here. A lively mousse on the palate, covering a dense minerality, overall a very vinous style; this is a top quality wine which happens to have bubbles, if you understand my meaning. Very fresh, with lots of bright but appropriate acidity, and a mouthwatering midpalate. More integrated than my last tasting, but it is still very fresh and vibrant. Great for drinking now, certainly showing improvement, but still on the way up.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/19/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne) Big, lifted stone fruit nose; great, full of tart, high acid fruit; long delicious finish

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2006 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs) A fine, mid-golden hue, and although there are initially some fat bubbles on the inside of the glass, the bead is really quite fine. A lovely nose, quite subtle, opening out over a few hours to reveal little notes of brioche and praline. Quite fine on entry, rounded and just a little creamy, developing a more full presence through the midpalate. Behind it there lies a delightful acid structure, present through to the finish, which is perhaps a little firm and rather curt. But this wine simply needs time, and behind the praline-laced citrus fruit shows only the barest trace of the complexity that will come with ageing this for another five years and more. Excellent.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Taittinger
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (2%)
  • In Cellars 984 (63%)
  • Consumed 547 (35%)

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