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Taittinger 'Prelude Grands Crus' Champagne, France
93 Points

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Vintage: 2016
BC Private Wine Stores: $115.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -385062
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WineScores' Review

Luxurious, generous, creamy.
The close-knit Taittinger family has managed this Champagne House for nearly a century, always with the pursuit of excellence. Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger shares the company with his son Clovis and daughter Vitalie.
Maison Taittinger is located right in Reims.
The Brut Reserve, a classic and the most recognized of the brand (85% of their 7 million bottles is this wine) is a blend of 40% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir and the remainder, Pinot Meunier. The grapes are sourced from 36 vineyards in Champagne, half estate and it spent a minimum of three years on lees with a 6g/L dosage.
It is a luxurious fizz with a rich colour and persistent bead, which offers lemon brioche, toasted nuts, baked apples and tangy summer berries. Great structure and style overall with a generous mousse, lively acidity and warm toastiness to give it weight and depth. Silky and creamy with a wonderful lively and lengthy grapefruity finish.

Recommended Pairings
Wedding Wines, Good First Impressions, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, First Date, GONE CRACKERS, Appetizers, Aperitifs, Cocktails, Desserts

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2023-12-06 17:47:50.0


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