1973 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Blend - 750ML

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2010
The estate's 1973 Comtes de Champagne is noticeably richer and weightier than the 1971 even if some of the aromas and flavors are a touch more advanced. Round and enveloping on the palate the 1973 flows with superb depth... The estate's 1973 Comtes de Champagne is noticeably richer and weightier than the 1971 even if some of the aromas and flavors are a touch more advanced. Round and enveloping on the palate the 1973 flows with superb depth and textural finesse. Hints of caramel and toffee add the final notes of complexity. This is a breathtaking Champagne. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2013. -Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1973

Label

The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Taittinger’s most rare and precious cuvee, was created as a tribute to the Counts (or “Comtes”) of Champagne who ruled over the Saint-Nicaise Abbey and to Thibauld IV in particular. The blend is derived solely from Chardonnay grapes from the highest ranked crus of the Cote des Blancs, the most prestigious source of Chardonnay in Champagne.

Produced only when the harvest is exceptional quality worthy of a vintage year, and only from the first press, Comtes de Champagne is a study in finesse. Since its first cuvee in 1952, just 30 vintages have been deemed worthy of bottling.

Winery

Taittinger

In 1932, Pierre Taittinger, captivated by the Champagne region and by Chateau de la Marquetterie, developed a champagne business with his brother-in-law Paul Eveque. His son Francois took the torch 13 years later, making improvements to both the cellars and the vineyards. Step by step, he established the Taittinger brand as one of the great Champagne houses, known for its Chardonnay-dominant cuvees and in particular, the prestigious Comtes de Champagne.

Taittinger was sold to US investment group Starwood in 2005, but was bought back by the family a year later. Today, Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger has built a team to embark on a new adventure in the spirit of conquest and continuity, including the production of sparkling wine in the English region of Kent.