Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
75cl * 12.5% ABV * Champagne, France
All of Taittinger’s vineyards are managed under the careful eye of Christelle Rinvelle, Champagne Taittinger’s highly regarded vineyard manager. Taittinger manage their own vineyards with sustainability at the heart of every decision – putting hours of care into every individual vine. The Taittinger Brut Vintage comprises only wines from the first press with a blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. A 5-year long ageing period in the cellars unlocks its full potential.
A vivacious, fresh nose offers aromas of hawthorn, grapefruit and pear, underpinned by a light minerality and smokiness that is exclusive to the 2015 vintage. The palate is crisp and wonderfully precise. Marked by citrus fruit, it offers an excellent balance of structure and finesse. The complex finish is elegant and long.
Perfect with canapés: smoked salmon, pâté or even a hard cheese such as Gruyère.
Drinking now until 2028.
“This is a vivid Taittinger with notes of chalk, almond croissants, lemon curd and biscuits. Bright and linear, with a tight bead of bubbles. Focused with persistent pastry notes. 50% pinot noir and 50% chardonnay; 70% Grands Crus and 30% Premiers Crus. Drink or hold.” 93/100 Points, James Suckling
“The 2015 Champagne Millésime Brut is equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The nose is fragrant with ripe peach and rose petal, and it has a rich texture, with a more viscous feel, and note of yellow flowers and Anjou pear. It speaks to the ripeness of the vintage, but it is long on the palate and has a light phenolic finish. I think this is ready to drink now.” 93/100 Points, Jeb Dunnuck