1995 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Blend - 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JG 96
  • WS 95

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
The hugely impressive 1995 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs displays ripe apple and pear scents. Broad rich deep and medium to full-bodied this dense (yet admirable balanced) powerful wine is packed with concentrated... The hugely impressive 1995 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs displays ripe apple and pear scents. Broad rich deep and medium to full-bodied this dense (yet admirable balanced) powerful wine is packed with concentrated layers of white fruits flowers and toast. Notes of tangy green apples appear in its awesomely long finish to reinvigorate the palate.
JG 96
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The more I taste the top wines from the 1995 vintage in Champagne, the more I am convinced that this too is a vintage of legendary quality. The ’95 Comtes is a touch more classic in profile than the otherworldly 1996, but... The more I taste the top wines from the 1995 vintage in Champagne, the more I am convinced that this too is a vintage of legendary quality. The ’95 Comtes is a touch more classic in profile than the otherworldly 1996, but it too is a brilliant bottle, as it soars from the glass in blend of delicious apples, pears, toasted almonds, orange zest, crème patissière, plenty of smokiness and exotic spice elements in the upper register that are redolent of both fresh nutmeg and saffron. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and delivers stunning depth at the core, with superb focus and balance, refined mousse, bright, zesty acids and stunning length and grip on the soil-driven and brilliantly complex finish. A great, great wine.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2005
Toast and graphite flavors highlight this elegant graceful blanc de blancs. It has a subtle power driving the candied berry and dried citrus notes with a touch of pastry and the ever-present mineral. Fine harmony and... Toast and graphite flavors highlight this elegant graceful blanc de blancs. It has a subtle power driving the candied berry and dried citrus notes with a touch of pastry and the ever-present mineral. Fine harmony and finish. Drink now through 2015. -BS
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 1995

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.