White - Sparkling

2002 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 237

  • Cailles wrote: 95 points

    July 25, 2020 - This is so charmingly easy to drink. It has a wonderful balance, good concentration and intriguing aromatics. It doesn‘t have the complexity of the best Champagnes out there but easily deserves 94/95 points and is always a crowd favorite.

    TN: Fresh brioche, bakery, toasty aromas, yellow fruit, hints of crushed rocks on the nose and palate. Good intensity, precision, good concentration and a good structure with very good but well integrated acidity and fine bubbles. Not the most luxurious and soft structure yet as this bottle showed still quite young but already soft enough.

    Decanting: Not decanted, no decant needed.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Lakersguy Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 16, 2020 - Purchased upon release. First of 6 bottles. Initially tasted tart and seemed very young. Fifteen minutes, things settled down. Really good. Impeccably balanced and delicious. No hurry here. The score will go up with another 3-5 years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dcwino wrote: 98 points

    July 2, 2020 - A small gathering with COVID safety measures (Reston, Va): Unbelievably fresh example displaying generous yellow and white fruit, granny smith, apple tart, pear, lemon curd, mint, white chocolate, white flowers, cool mountain stream and limestone. Excellent concentration, very finely layered fresh white and yellow fruit, perfect harmony, precision and balance, generous fine mousse, perfect amount of acidity and mineral, and a seamless long generous fresh white and yellow fruit driven finish with white chocolate and a hint of mint at the end. This incredibly fresh example if flirting with perfection.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Paul Lin wrote: 93 points

    June 11, 2020 - This drank quite young. If tasted blind, I might have guess it was a 2008. Steely notes of lemon, yellow and green apple, crushed shells, and ginger. On the second day, it showed more age, with refined flourishes of depth and maturity. Perfectly balanced and a real treat.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Xavier94 Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 8, 2020 - The count strikes again! A very intense, expressive yet pure nose of buttery richness, brioche/bread type notes with lemon custard mixed with a woodsy, underbrush inflection. The midpalate is fat, and while generous at this point, the material is still being held back in reserve a bit; a sign of a young wine, yet! The combination of both power and finesse is really striking. would love to follow this over the next 5-10 years, as there is no sign of cracking up anytime soon.

    I would say not as fat or soft as the incredible '06 right now but more fresh, elegant and shows more potentnial going forward. 94+.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/7/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color with few, tiny bubbles; very appealing, tart pear, light ginger, yeasty, white chocolate, lemon cream nose; creamy textured, restrained, very tart lemon cream, lemon zest, mineral palate with brightness and lively acidity; long finish 94+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Taittinger
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 489 (7%)
  • In Cellars 4,473 (61%)
  • Consumed 2,375 (32%)

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Community Recommendations

Oysters, almost as good as '02 Krug, aperitif, Appetizer, Caviar, Duck, Lobster, Saltine, Shellfish, Veal

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