750ml / 12% ABV
Grape Variety: 70% Pinot Noir, and 30% Chardonnay
"Taittinger's 2006 Comtes de Champagne Rosé has come along nicely over the last six months. Intensely perfumed, Pinot-inflected aromatics carry through the mid-palate and finish as the 2006 shows off its depth and pure energy. Veins of chalky minerality give the red berry and cranberry flavors an extra kick of energy. The 2006 is both powerful and delicate at the same, with crystalline precision and fabulous depth. Hints of orange peel, mint, cinnamon and cranberry add further shades of nuance on the complete, beautifully articulated finish"
"Take Taittinger's prodigious chardonnay and add 15% pinot noir to create this masterful prestige rosé that has a mid red hue and plenty of assertive pinot red fruits on the nose. Really impressive aromas of Turkish delight, cherries, chalky minerals and pink grapefruit. The palate has a fine core with some bolder red fruit flavors and pinot noir weight. Really impressive, deep and even, with much to come if you hold for three to five years before drinking."
Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006 has a deep pink colour. The extremely fine bubbles rise in a lively style to form a superb ring of delicate foam. Initially, the nose offers intense aromas of citrus fruit, especially blood oranges. Then more mature aromas develop, with candied red and black fruits, quince paste and blackcurrant liqueur. On the palate, the attack is concentrated with a very intense cherries-in-syrup fruitiness. The mid-palate is rich, vinous and very structured. The finish is expressive with volume, complexity and good length. Still young but already showing great class, Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2006 is characterized by a mature, generous style. Its rich, varied aromatic structure suggests an excellent capacity to age.
|Pairs very well with pigeon or lamb (cooked pink) or with a dessert such as baked pears or a red fruit gratin.|
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