2000 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Blanc de Blancs
Champagne Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 94
  • JG 94
  • JR 93
  • W&S 91

Reg: $169.94

$139.94

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Reg: $169.94

$139.94

This product is
out of stock

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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
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
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+
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.
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2000

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.