The 2006 vintage of Taittinger's prestige cuvee, Comtes de Champagne was made entirely using Chardonnay grapes of the highest quality. One of the greatest Blanc de Blancs champagnes, Comtes was first produced in 1952. This is an exceptional wine of pure finnese; crafted from 100% Chardonnay, with 5% matured in new French oak barrels for four months, the wine remains on lees for five years before disgorgement. This is a Champagne with the potential to age for decades and reward the more patient hedonist.
When tasting you'll notice fine, light bubbles rise steadily to form a delicate ring of foam. The nose initially presents a freshness reminiscent of minerals, white blossom and almonds with a refined tangerine-like fruitiness. It then develops more mature notes of ripe fruit, raisin pastries and candied fruit. On the palate, the attack is both smooth and very lively. The mid-palate is supple, full-bodied and rich, with flavours of citrus, lemon zest and grapefruit. The finish is still very long and refined with a hint of spice, reminiscent of liquorice sticks.
The Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006 offers maturity and finesse with an exquisite length of flavour. This Champagne also comes with a beautifully presented gift box. Encased in gold, this is removed to uncover a pristine white gift box which opens at the front. Inside there is the most elegant shaped bottle awaiting the recipient.
We'd suggest enjoying this delicious Champagne with grilled and roasted white meats, fish and shellfish. It is the ultimate aperitif and a hedonistic match with fine caviar.