Taittinger 2012 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Taittinger 2012 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs

Region: Champagne, France

Blend: 100% Chardonnay



Taittinger 2012 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is an exceptional cuvée, its rarity rooted in an exclusive composition that draws from the Chardonnay grapes of the five greatest grands crus in the Côte des Blancs region: Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, and Oger. Crafted using only the first-pressed juice, this meticulous selection ensures the ultimate guarantee of quality. The wine exhibits a captivating color in the glass, setting the stage for the aromatic journey that unfolds. The nose is adorned with delicate scents, offering a harmonious blend of finesse and minerality, characteristic of the renowned limestone terroirs. On the palate, the wine showcases the excellence of the 2012 vintage, a miraculous year marked by challenging early weather conditions that transformed into a blessing with mild, sunny weather leading to a perfect harvest. This Blanc de Blancs expresses superb elegance, balance, and a subtle alliance of finesse and minerality, making it a true legend among Champagne vintages.

Robert Parker - 95+ Points

"The 2012 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is showing beautifully out of the gates, offering up demonstrative aromas of sweet golden orchard fruit, buttery croissants, peach and hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and enveloping, it's a rich, textural, vinous Comtes somewhat reminiscent of the brilliant 2002. If it gains in tension and cut (as the 2002 did and as I suspect the 2012 will) with more time on cork, it will make this initial rating seem conservative."

Antonio Galloni - 96 Points

"The 2012 Comtes de Champagne is gorgeous. Warm and resonant in the glass, the 2012 Comtes shows all the allure that makes this vintage so appealing. The combination of bright citrus, mineral and floral notes typical of Comtes, enhanced by the soft contours of the vintage, makes for an inviting, open-knit Champagne that is quite showy right out of the gate. Light tropical accents on the finish add an exotic flair. Usually I recommend cellaring just-released Comtes, but that won’t be necessary here."