White - Sparkling

N.V. Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française

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Community Tasting Notes 779

  • aChave wrote: 90 points

    February 26, 2021 - Consistently good Champsgne. Nice frothy effervescence. Light orchard fruit on the nose. Pleasant finish. Very satisfying.

  • candyman Likes this wine:

    February 21, 2021 - Fresh,light, not too acidic,very refreshing ,ballanced

  • RowenaT Likes this wine: 91 points

    February 15, 2021 - Open and expressive. Delicate mousse with citrus, apple, peach, brioche, hint of white flowers and vanilla, The bubbles are fine, while the foam is discreet yet lingering. The entry onto the palate is lively, fresh and in total harmony.

  • PSPatrick wrote: 91 points

    February 5, 2021 - Bought in August 2017. Medium yellow-golden colour, with medium fine and medium intense perlage. Citrus, apple, bread crust, brioche, marzipan, chalk, and light smoke, with creamy mousse, lively acidity and superb length. Smoothly textured, harmonious and very long. Great bottle!

  • Renzloh Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 20, 2021 - Solid.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013 (link) 91 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; tart pear, yeasty nose; tasty, creamy textured, tart pear, yeasty palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light straw yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; tart pear, pear glacee, floral, tart peach nose; tasty, delicate, light and elegant, tart pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish (40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier; 9 grams dosage; 100% malo)

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/15/2013 (link) 92 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) From magnum - light golden color with few tiny bubbles; appealing, yeasty, tart lemon, lemon oil, very tart pear nose; tasty, youthful, tart pear, tart lemon, yeasty, mineral palate with fresh, vibrant acidity; medium-plus finish (bottle had been cellared for at least 5 years) 92+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/1/2012 (link) 91 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color with abundant mousse; floral, lime, mineral nose; mineral, tart lime, lemon palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/14/2011 (link) 90 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color; yeasty, apple, baked lemon nose; tasty, tart apple, yeasty, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2010 (link) 90 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color; tart apple, peach nose; very tart apple, tart peach palate; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010 (link) 89 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color; apple, peach nose; tart apple, peach palate; medium finish 89+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/31/2009 (link) 89 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) 1st bottle: Light golden yellow color; somewhat savory, tart grapefruit, tart lemon, mineral nose; baked lemon, savory, mineral, kumquat palate; medium finish 88 pts.

    2nd bottle: Light golden yellow color; apple, caramel, oak, toast nose; tart apple, mineral, toast palate; medium finish 89 pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2009 (link) 90 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Light yellow color; light yeast, pear, stone fruit nose; tasty pear, light yeast, tart apple palate; medium finish 90+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/16/2008 (link) 89 points

    (NV Taittinger Champagne Brut Réserve / La Française) Peach and stone fruit nose; good acidity, peach palate, tasty, fruit; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage N.V.
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Taittinger
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Brut Réserve / La Française
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 016570001030, 084692000869, 084692501649, 084692501656, 084692501663, 084692510605, 3016570000019, 3016570000439, 3016570001030, 3016570001191, 3016570002082, 3016570002549, 4432200675676, 7434120875676

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 26 (0%)
  • In Cellars 5,165 (35%)
  • Consumed 9,371 (64%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Aperitiivi, apero, Asian Food, Caviar, Egg Dishes, Excellent as an aperitif or with foods such as seafood and white meat., Fried Food, grave lox, Japanese Food, Lightly Spicy Food

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