Still so young, fresh and crisp and also showing some maturing flavors of lemons, yeast and chalk. Full and dry with great juicy intensity and a finely complex finish that is so satisfying. Aging quite slowly with hints of caramel, spice and minerals on the incredibly long finish. This is a fabulous bottle of champagne! 95+
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(Taittinger Comtes de Champagne) The Comtes de Champagne, whose first vintage was 1952 for those keeping score, had the signature butterscotch along with meaty, yellow fruits. Green apples and citrus dominated its finish. Richard found it ‘big and broad-shouldered, with flirty and exotic coconut.
(Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne) Group's #5 (my #3) – 84 pts; 3, 2, 3, 2 – earthy, mineral and peach nose, that starts showing soy sauce after 45 minutes in the glass; rich, creamy texture, minerally lemon and citrus palate with depth; medium tangy finish 92+ pts.
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