1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • JG 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 1998 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Impressive and seamless from the get go featuring lemon apricot smoke and spice aromas and flavors that build to the long conclusion. It's creamy yet firm and fresh with all its elements integrated for an alluring overall... Impressive and seamless from the get go featuring lemon apricot smoke and spice aromas and flavors that build to the long conclusion. It's creamy yet firm and fresh with all its elements integrated for an alluring overall profile. Wonderful finesse and length. Drink now through 2028.
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
The 1998 vintage of Comtes de Champagne has not closed down quite as much in the last year as some of the other Têtes de Cuvées that I have tasted from this vintage, and it remains quite open and showing lovely generosity... The 1998 vintage of Comtes de Champagne has not closed down quite as much in the last year as some of the other Têtes de Cuvées that I have tasted from this vintage, and it remains quite open and showing lovely generosity on the palate. The classic nose is complex and à point, wafting from the glass in a mélange of pear, tangerine, almonds, a beautiful base of white soil tones, warm bread, gentle floral tones and a topnote of fresh nutmeg. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and very refined, with fine intensity of flavor at the core, elegant mousse, crisp acids and excellent length and grip on the pure and vibrant finish. The raw materials in 1998 were probably not quite as fine as those in either 1999 or 2000, but the 1998 Comtes de Champagne shows no signs of not being able to keep pace with those two other excellent vintages.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2007
Light yellow. Stony peach and pear aromas are complicated by smoked meat and Asian spices. Round and filled in with admirably deep pit fruit flavors a pliant texture and a fresh mineral kick on the finish. Leaves a strong... Light yellow. Stony peach and pear aromas are complicated by smoked meat and Asian spices. Round and filled in with admirably deep pit fruit flavors a pliant texture and a fresh mineral kick on the finish. Leaves a strong pear impression on the palate and an echo of minerals. 93 points