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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011

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12.50% /
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Vintage: 2011
  • WS 93
  • WA 94
  • JS 97
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    The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is the finest example of the Taittinger House style and is always a vintage cuve. It is made with 100% white grapes from the 5 villages with a Grands Crus classification for the Chardonnay grape (Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger).

    This cuve is created using juice from the first press only. A small percentage (5 %) of the blend is aged in fresh oak barrels to create the very delicate balance of toasted notes in the final wine. Taittinger knows it must be patient with these great Chardonnays, which are the crowning glory of its terroir; the Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs remains for up to 10 years in the chalk quarries beneath Saint-Nicaise, before emerging to ignite and delight the palates of wine-lovers.

    39 reviews for Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011

    1. Christine Keener

      Review: “Amazing champagne! Fresh, round taste with great acidity. Smagt mod 2008, Smagt efter smagning af Voirin-Jumel 2012-1993.”

    2. Daniel Mcnay

      Well-balanced with multifaceted fruit notes of apple, chestnut, peach and raspberry. Slight reduction. Develops hints of hazelnuts and milk chocolate after opening. Lovely.

    3. Joseph Jackson

      A well-balanced wine with lovely reduction and killer minerality. Outshined Dom Perignon 2012 in finesse.

    4. Morgan Boyer

      Great delivery. Tasted alongside 2012 Dom Perignon and Krug NV Grand Cuvee. This and DP were the top picks, both multidimensional despite being vintage champagne.

    5. Dolores Smith

      Delicate white flower and subtle fruit with a fine mousse.

    6. Charles Thomas

      Green apple and mineral notes with a hint of oak. High acidity, fresh aftertaste. Young but could improve with aging. 92(+) pts. Not a stereotypical CdC, but a good effort for the vintage.

    7. Tori Thomas

      Skip Pausing for the Cause 2022 – it’s an underripe and unimpressive tête de cuvée with a weird sugary/sappy taste.

    8. Jessica Mckim

      Intense, rich wine with minerality and notes of butter and citrus. Give it five years to settle. Very drinkable now, but will be better later. 93+ points. #Geranium.

    9. Victor Lischak

      Clean and fruity champagne with subtle acidity.

    10. Phylis Morris

      Decent quality with fragrant citrus oil and butter croissant notes. Light for the prestige cuvee.

    11. Christopher Mcclaren

      Nose: Eggnog and elderflower. Palette: Apples, gooseberries, ginger. High acidity.

    12. Jerry Gates

      Fine mousse, green apple, pastry, smokiness. High acidity, good persistence. Great now, better after cellaring.

    13. Donald Schumacher

      CdC has a healthy dosage, lacking focus but textured. The wine is expressive, rich, and forward.

    14. Thomas Lozano

      Bright and fresh with citrus and mineral notes. Lively acidity and foamy mousse with a lingering Meyer lemon finish. Refreshing.

    15. Bert Sandlan

      Bright mid-gold color with appetizing fruit on the palate including Golden Delicious, grapefruit, pineapple and creamy lemon curd. Long, bitter quinine-ish finish. Good wine but sold my pair of bottles given the price.

    16. Timothy Askew

      Taittinger’s Comtes de Champagne 2011 is a solid effort with concentrated Amalfi lemon, crisp granny smith apple, and fresh pastry leading the expressive nose. The palate is medium to full bodied with cool citrus fruits, racy acidity, a very delicate mousse, and a medium long finish. Enjoyable now and will age into the medium term.

    17. Helen Seeley

      Overall, a rather valiant effort for such a miserable vintage but it admittedly falls short of what I have come to expect from Comtes. , To the eye, a surprisingly youthful medium lemon yellow. While the nose was rather complex and enticing, the palate initially left me wanting quite a bit more. At first it came across as somewhat unripe and vegetal but that improved significantly with a little patience and time in the glass. , APPEARANCE:, Color & intensity: medium lemon, NOSE:, Intensity: medium (+), Aromas: mirabelle plum, brioche, smoke, toast, lemon juice, lemon zest, green apple, wet stones, Development: developing, PALATE:, Sweetness: dry, Acidity: medium (+), Alcohol: medium, Body: medium, Mousse: delicate, Intensity: medium (+), Flavors: mirabelle plum, brioche, smoke, lemon, lemon zest, bread dough, crushed stone, hint of salt, Finish: medium (+), CONCLUSIONS:, Quality level: good (with potential to improve further), Potential for ageing: can drink now, but has good potential for further ageing

    18. Eleanor Dalton

      Bright straw color with a nose of green apple, brioche, and yeast lees. The palate is fine with notes of honeydew melon, golden delicious apple, and biscuit. The finish is long with lemon verbena creme and biscuit, with a touch of salinity.

    19. Christopher Austin

      Highly recommended. Reminiscent of 2005 BDB. Crisp, fresh, and zippy with a citrus fruit profile. Fine bead and excellent mouthfeel.

    20. Cyrus Lynn

      Taittinger’s Comtes is flawless. Fresh, citrusy, and creamy with a great mouthfeel. Enjoyable despite its young age and low marks for the vintage.

    21. Alfredo Scott

      Holiday Champagne Gala at Park Ridge Country Club: Tasty, but unbalanced with green elements and bitterness.

    22. Robbie Sheehy

      Nutty and yeasty aroma with hints of lemon, mushrooms, and cottage cheese. The taste is a mix of sweet golden apple, lemon, and lime twist with a confident perlage. The finish is long with a blend of salinity, cream, and roasted chestnuts. It’s great now and can be cellared for years. 93-94.

    23. Pedro Baker

      2011 CdC – Light gold. Notes of marzipan, sea breeze, lemon, melon, and stone. Elegant and weightless. Drink or hold.

    24. Whitney Marshall

      Enticing nose of yeast and flint. Creamy palate with pear and apple. Good now, room for improvement.

    25. Essie Toledo

      Floral and apple notes in the nose, but lacking density on the palate with a short finish. Needs more time to acquire weight and complexity.

    26. David Araujo

      Pretty nice blanc de blanc, fruity (apple) yet nicely balanced by some mineralic notes. A tad unspectacular for the price.

    27. Yvonne Gordon

      Comtes de Champagne is a classic and very appealing vintage. Perfect for EH’s birthday celebration.

    28. George Payne

      Precise and pure with notes of lemon, rind, ginger, chalk, and flint mineral.

    29. Joyce Henrickson

      Toasty, bread, mineral, green apple notes on the nose. Ready to drink.

    30. Helen Nobles

      Candie’s Big 4-0 (Spoon & Stable, Mpls, MN), : Tasting pour. Just got a smidge of this, but it was enough to remind me that I’m glad i have a stash. Typical CdC elegance and poise. 93+ to 94pts.

    31. Francis Brown

      Creamy apple brioche.

    32. Thomas Mccarthy

      Fred’s bottle: Generous nose of brioche, toast and white fruit. Exceedingly dry, toasty, and creamy. Lovely bubbly, as usual.

    33. Ronnie Mercado

      Great for a celebration with friends, this crisp and acidic wine boasts a beautiful nose of brioche and lemon. Its bright palate is full of citrus and green apples, making it accessible and perfect for drinking now.

    34. Crystal Wilcutt

      Smooth bubbles with notes of brioche, citrus cream, and cool menthol. Perfect as an aperitif.

    35. Danny Labbe

      Open and generous. Wonderful to drink now!

    36. William Ellison

      Youthful and lively with notes of toast and brioche. Improves with time in the glass.

    37. WS

      A minerally version, with smoke and saline notes deftly meshed with flavors of glazed apple, lemon-infused pastry cream and marzipan. This is fine and softly creamy in texture, with lemony acidity providing good definition through to the lightly toasty finish. Elegant. Drink now through 2030.

    38. WA

      After the tightly coiled, hyper-concentrated 2008, Taittinger’s 2011 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne represents a more immediate, charming rendition of this cuvée. Bursting from the glass with aromas of orchard and stone fruit mingled with notions of pastry cream, blanched almonds and mandarin, it’s medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fleshy, with a soft and enveloping profile, lively acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse. Readers might think of the 2011 as a somewhat less reductive and less intense stylistic sibling of the 2006, and as it takes on more toasty complexity with bottle age, it will make for immensely seductive drinking.

    39. JS

      A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Long and persistent. Very structured with phenolics and acidity. Minerally. Floral, too. Refreshing and energetic.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 93
    Wine Spectator
    A minerally version, with smoke and saline notes deftly meshed with flavors of glazed apple, lemon-infused pastry cream and marzipan. This is fine and softly creamy in texture, with lemony acidity providing good definition through to the lightly toasty finish. Elegant. Drink now through 2030.
    WA 94
    Wine Advocate
    After the tightly coiled, hyper-concentrated 2008, Taittinger's 2011 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne represents a more immediate, charming rendition of this cuvée. Bursting from the glass with aromas of orchard and stone fruit mingled with notions of pastry cream, blanched almonds and mandarin, it's medium to full-bodied, pillowy and fleshy, with a soft and enveloping profile, lively acids and a pretty pinpoint mousse. Readers might think of the 2011 as a somewhat less reductive and less intense stylistic sibling of the 2006, and as it takes on more toasty complexity with bottle age, it will make for immensely seductive drinking.
    JS 97
    James Suckling
    A firm, fresh Comtes with a tight and composed palate. It’s full-bodied with a racy mid-palate. Long and persistent. Very structured with phenolics and acidity. Minerally. Floral, too. Refreshing and energetic.

    What does Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Soft
    Acidic
    Gentle
    Fizzy
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, mushroom

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, green apple, pear

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, cassis

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, licorice, cinnamon

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, lemon zest

    cheese, cream, toasted bread

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato, grass, rhubarb

    raisin, prune, dried fruit

    tropical, pineapple, mango

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, dried flowers

    Food Pairing with Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011

    Our wine experts think this Complex and Traditional Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2011 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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