White - Sparkling

2002 Taittinger Champagne Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut

Chardonnay

  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 221

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    January 3, 2020 - Full yellow, still lively. Some early caramel maturity. Medium weight. Fantastic back end acidity, lemon, and minerality. Superb and approaching full maturity.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • flashvictor Likes this wine: 97 points

    December 31, 2019 - Delicious!!! Opened on New Year’s Eve. Did not last anywhere near midnight!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 28, 2019 - I was a little skittish after the last bottle, which had turned. Not so the case with these two beautiful bottles. Thesewere a great foil to the two gorgeous 1995 Oeno I drank over the same holiday period. Where the Dom was lemon, these Comtes were nearer the apple and apple peel spectrum, and possibly richer. Here I tasted rich, sweet, not cloying in any way, apple flesh and baked pie dough. The swallow was so gentle and lovely, easygoing. But it was still rich and full. I think the wine was pretty opened up. There was also that pretty, barely dark mineral that I have gotten with Comtes.

    All in all it this was a joy to drink and is in a nice place to drink now and into the future.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ayanami Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 25, 2019 - Made the rookie mistake I always do with older vintages of champagne: did not let it warm up or breathe enough before drinking. First glass was a bit boring and acrid as a result.

    After about an hour, 30 mins of that out of the fridge, it sparked to life in all its complex glory: yeast/toast on the nose, lemon zest, brioche and slight honey on the palate. Great length and acidity suggests perhaps another 10 years. Just need to remember to let this one sit for a bit after opening.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • dbg wrote:

    December 21, 2019 - Lemon, apple, yeasty bready aromas. Increasing richness and depth as it ages, great intensity and balance. Richer and fuller than last bottle but still incredibly precise and balanced. Medium-long finish. Still on the upswing, expect further improvement as complexity develops over the next decade. A huge hit with the entire group. Outstanding.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Allen Meadows
    Oct-15, Issue #60 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2014, Issue #53, The 2014 Champagne Addendum Round Two of Some Absolutely Superb Sparkling Wines

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    January 2013, Issue #49 (link)

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    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    8/30/2012 (link)

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    July 2012, Issue #14, Champagne Tasting Notes

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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 437 (6%)
  • In Cellars 4,429 (62%)
  • Consumed 2,228 (31%)

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Community Recommendations

Oysters, aperitif, Appetizer, Caviar, Duck, Lobster, Shellfish, Veal

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