A very popular prestige cuvée from Taittinger, "Comtes de Champagne" uses 100% Chardonnay only from Grand Cru vineyards and the juice comes exclusively from their first pressing - resulting in the creation of the complex and elegant Champagne that we love and which is capable of aging for decades. Despite the amazing quality - on par with those from prestige champagne houses such as Krug, Dom Perignon, Cristal and Salon - Taittinger still remains at amazingly attractive prices nowadays.
According to Antonio Galloni, the Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs “remains the best value in grand marque Tête de Cuvée Champagne”. And the latest release of Vintage 2012 continue to sheer again which received a massive 99pts from James Suckling and 96pts from Antonio Galloni, who said “the 2012 Comtes shows all the allure that makes this vintage so appealing”. We expect the price will be increased after the first tranche so don’t miss this world renowned Blanc de Blanc Champagne -
2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
HK$1,400 per bottle
HK$1,350 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles or above
99pts James Suckling
This is a fantastic and refined Blanc de Blancs. So layered and complex, with lemon curd, chalk, hazelnuts, pastries, baked apples and almond croissants. Structured and tightly wound, with almost imperceptible bubbles. Delicious salty notes at the end. Beautiful. Drink or hold
96pts Antonio Galloni
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.