NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise

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  • Champagne Blend
  • 750ML
  • JG 91
  • WA 90
  • WS 90

Reviews for Taittinger Brut La Francaise

JG 91
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The new release of La Française is the same cépages as the Brut Réserve, but aged between three and a half and four years on the lees prior to disgorgement. The wine shows more aromatic depth and complexity as a result... The new release of La Française is the same cépages as the Brut Réserve, but aged between three and a half and four years on the lees prior to disgorgement. The wine shows more aromatic depth and complexity as a result, wafting from the glass in a first class constellation of apple, pear, brioche, fine minerality, smoke, a touch of almond, orange zest and a topnote of white lilies. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and complex, with excellent focus and balance, very refined mousse, vibrant acids and great bounce and grip on the long and complex finish. This is not quite as vivid in its fruit presentation as the younger Brut Réserve, but deeper, longer and more complex and is really excellent this year. 2014-2030. 91+
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
The deliciously delicate Taittinger NV Brut La Francaise L2383PK01300 is strikingly buoyant and dominated by subtle scents of yeast-tinged flowers and foliage – honeysuckle and mint immediately come to mind – that allude... The deliciously delicate Taittinger NV Brut La Francaise L2383PK01300 is strikingly buoyant and dominated by subtle scents of yeast-tinged flowers and foliage – honeysuckle and mint immediately come to mind – that allude to its roughly one-quarter Meunier component, with a luscious matrix of lime-drenched honeydew melon and apple well-supported by discreet residual sugar leading to a sustained and refreshing finish. Hints of toasted almond and vanilla-tinged cookie dough lend a faintly confectionary cast that manages to harmonize with the dominant fruitiness and florality, while piquancy of apple and lime pit serve for counterpoint. That Taittinger’s standard-bearing cuvees (outside the U.S., the cuvee in question is called “Brut Reserve”) are relatively short on Pinot Noir by standards of that genre is obvious on tasting. Enjoy this distinctive success over the coming year. - David Schildknecht
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2014
A mouthwatering version, with a fine, lacy mousse and delicate flavors of poached apple, blackberry, beeswax and lemon confit underscored by a streak of smoky minerality that echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2019. ... A mouthwatering version, with a fine, lacy mousse and delicate flavors of poached apple, blackberry, beeswax and lemon confit underscored by a streak of smoky minerality that echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2019. – AN
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2013
Tasted from a half bottle, the rich and complex flavors of Brut La Française show just that extra touch of maturity. The wine has peach and almond flavors that contrast well with the taut, nervy edge. It’s full in the... Tasted from a half bottle, the rich and complex flavors of Brut La Française show just that extra touch of maturity. The wine has peach and almond flavors that contrast well with the taut, nervy edge. It’s full in the mouth and ripe, and works well both as an apéritif and a food Champagne.