NV Taittinger Prelude

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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DC 96 JG 94 JS 93 JD 93 WA 93 WS 92
DC 96

Decanter, October 2020

The nose is shy and subtle, though notions of red apple, peppery rye crumb, stone and lemon emerge with more air. Tightly coiled, the palate suggests spicy riches with its insinuations of white pepper and tangerine peel...
JG 94

View From The Cellar, November 2020

I have been a big fan of Taittinger’s “Prélude” Grand Cru bottling since its inception, and have quite a few bottles happily aging in my cellar. As this is a cuvée that is built for a long and graceful life in the cellar...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, September 2022

This has attractive notes of hazelnuts, pastries, honey, figs and apple tart. Lots of flavor with a medium body and fine bubbles. Deliciously layered. I like the praline and honeycomb notes. 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

The NV Champagne Grands Crus Prelude Brut is also based on the 2018 vintage and moves into a bit more decadence with crème brûlée, white flowers, red berries, and crushed chalk. The palate has an opulent mousse, although...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2021

The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut Prélude Grands Crus is showing nicely, offering up aromas of pear, crisp stone fruit, warm biscuits and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and precise, with tangy acids and...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, November 2019

There's a pleasing viscosity to this elegant Champagne, with sleek acidity creating a mouthwatering frame for the flavors of wild cherry, toast point, preserved lemon and honeycomb. Offers a lingering, creamy finish...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork

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.