2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JG 94
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • JR 93
  • W&S 91

Reviews for 2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2011
The 2000 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is a huge wine bursting with ripe varietal fruit smoke ash crushed rocks and slate. This is an unusual Comtes that deftly balances richness and power while maintaining... The 2000 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is a huge wine bursting with ripe varietal fruit smoke ash crushed rocks and slate. This is an unusual Comtes that deftly balances richness and power while maintaining considerable minerality. The 2000 will be hard to resist in its youth but should also age beautifully for a number of years. It is a stunning flat-out great bottle. This is Lot L0346UJ05700. Disgorged October 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030. I tasted a wide range of outstanding wines during my recent visit at Taittinger including a handful of upcoming releases of the flagship Comtes de Champagne. I don't often hear much of a of buzz about Comtes de Champagnes but the cognoscenti know this is one of the very best and most ageworthy wines in Champagne... -Antonio Galloni
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2014
I have always liked the 2000 vintage of Comtes de Champagne, and this most recent bottle at our vertical was absolutely singing. The pure and vibrant nose wafts from the glass in a wide open blend of pear, peach... I have always liked the 2000 vintage of Comtes de Champagne, and this most recent bottle at our vertical was absolutely singing. The pure and vibrant nose wafts from the glass in a wide open blend of pear, peach, creosote, complex, limestone minerality, blossoming notes of nuttiness, orange peel, brioche and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and really starting to get into its apogee of peak drinkability, with lovely mid-palate concentration, elegant mousse, outstanding focus and grip and a very long, pure, vibrant and wide open finish. This wine has now reached its plateau of maturity, but it will be here for many decades and there is clearly no rush to be drinking the wine, but it is ready and an awfully fine glass of Blanc de Blancs at the present time. 94+
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
A savory aromatic accent of dried herb and candied orange peel notes mixes with yellow peach kumquat honey graphite and creamy mineral. Very refined and elegant with finely tuned acidity driving this to the mouthwatering... A savory aromatic accent of dried herb and candied orange peel notes mixes with yellow peach kumquat honey graphite and creamy mineral. Very refined and elegant with finely tuned acidity driving this to the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020. From France.-A.N.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2011
(L0346UJ05700): Pale gold. Deep pungent aromas of dried pear toasted nuts and grain and white flowers with a subtle citrus note in the background; pretty exotic stuff. Broad and silky in texture with slow-mounting... (L0346UJ05700): Pale gold. Deep pungent aromas of dried pear toasted nuts and grain and white flowers with a subtle citrus note in the background; pretty exotic stuff. Broad and silky in texture with slow-mounting minerality adding focus to its powerful smoke-accented orchard fruit flavors. Shows an energetic spicy quality on the finish which echoes the mineral smoke and floral notes. This Champagne is still very young
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, July 2013
18/20 Tight knit with a dry finish. Very lively. Still flirtatious and refreshing.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2011
This chalky char­donnay yields scents of toasted brioche and apple butter. There’s a lot of creaminess to it, while the nutty savor and precise bubble keeps it firm. For grilled langoustines.