NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise
Champagne Blend - 375ML

  • JG 92

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John Gilman - View From The Cellar, October 2016
Taittinger’s “la Française” bottling of non-vintage Brut is the same cépages as the wine above, but spend an additional year aging on its fine lees prior to disgorgement, so effectively, this is one year older for its... Taittinger’s “la Française” bottling of non-vintage Brut is the same cépages as the wine above, but spend an additional year aging on its fine lees prior to disgorgement, so effectively, this is one year older for its base vintage. I do wish that Taittinger would join with Grandes Marques such as Charles Heidsieck and provide more technical details on their back label, as it would be nice to know the dosage and the date of disgorgement. In any case, the bouquet on the current release of la Française is excellent, wafting from the glass in a vibrant blend of apple, white peach, fresh-baked bread, white flowers, a very good base of soil tones and just a hint of the smokiness to come with further bottle age. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and rock solid at the core, with elegant mousse, excellent focus and grip, fine acidity and a long, complex finish. The extra year on the lees really adds mid-palate depth and palate presence here vis à vis the Brut Réserve. As I have mentioned in the past, the dosage for this bottling has decreased noticeably in the last few years and the wine is all the better for it, as there is a mineral precision on the backend today that is exemplary! 2016-2035.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, December 2009
A rich Champagne beautifully elegant touched by yellow fruits apples and just the right amount of weight. There are final hints of toast spice and creamy coconut milk giving a Champagne that is as much about wine as about... A rich Champagne beautifully elegant touched by yellow fruits apples and just the right amount of weight. There are final hints of toast spice and creamy coconut milk giving a Champagne that is as much about wine as about bubbles. R.V.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Balanced with a rich toasty character bright acidity and subtle notes of lemon curd cream quince paste and fleur de sel. Ends with a firm minerally finish. Drink now through 2015. 30000 cases imported. -AN
Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV (non vintage)

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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.