Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2005

9.4299 ratings on Delectable
$179

Shows lovely balance, with a chinalike backbone of acidity, finely meshed with a creamy mousse and rich and toasty flavors of roasted hazelnut, creamed apple, lemon parfait and spun honey. A vein of smoky minerality echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 700 cases imported. Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

Gary Westby Delectable Pro

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

Grass, brioche and plenty of mid palate weight... A great prestige cuvée for current drinking.

Grass, brioche and plenty of mid palate weight... A great prestige cuvée for current drinking.

9.6

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

There's been so many Comtes in the last few years; can't complain... evolved yet racy, this is in a great spot at present.

There's been so many Comtes in the last few years; can't complain... evolved yet racy, this is in a great spot at present.

9.4

Michael Meagher MS Delectable Pro

Chairman/Founder Boston Sommelier Society, Beverage Director Cafe Escadrille

Rich, toasty, nutty and wonderful creaminess.

Rich, toasty, nutty and wonderful creaminess.

9.6

Brian Duffy Delectable Pro

Sommelier & Beverage Director The Barrymore Las Vegas

Ripping acidity. Fresh brioche. Golden apple. With oysters it was heavenly.

Ripping acidity. Fresh brioche. Golden apple. With oysters it was heavenly.

9.4