2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Rose [JS99][D97][V97][WA96][WS96][JG95]

2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Rose

2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Rose [JS99][D97][V97][WA96][WS96][JG95]

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Producer: Taittinger  
Region: ChampagneFrance  
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay 
Year: 2007 

James Suckling, 99 Points 

"The light rust and amber color is enticing. Aromas of dried rose petals, cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of dried meat, smoke and sage. Orange peel, too. Full-bodied with a compact, creamy texture. So fine and delicious. Great, subtle and complex flavors. More like a lightly aged, premier-cru Volnay, but with the magic of Champagne." 

Decanter, 97 Points 

"The Comtes de Champagne Rosé is composed of 30% Chardonnay (Grands Crus from Côtes de Blancs), 70% Pinot Noir (Grands Crus from Montagne de Reims, including 15% Pinot Noir from Bouzy, vinified as red wine). It has strawberry, mint, rose petal and cherry notes on the exuberant nose. The palate is racy and creamy, very compact and fresh, with a delicate salty note on the finish." 

Vinous, 97 Points 

"The 2007 Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a total knock-out. Racy and exuberant in the glass, the 2007 wraps around the palate with stunning textural depth and resonance. The 15% still Pinot adds structure and persistence to a creamy, inviting Rosé Champagne that will leave readers weak at the knees. Hints of rose petal, dried cherry, cinnamon and dried flowers meld into the sublime finish. This is about as good as it gets. Wow!" 

Wine Advocate, 96 Points 

"This bottle of Taittinger's just-released 2007 Brut Comtes de Champagne Rosé was disgorged in December 2018, and it's showing brilliantly, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet of blood orange, minty raspberries, red plums, dried flowers and warm brioche. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, chalky and tensile, sharing a racy, chiseled profile with its Blanc de Blancs cousin. Deep, concentrated and tightly wound, the wine concludes with a long, sapid finish. This is an intense, racy Comtes Rosé with a long future ahead of it. As has been the norm chez Taittinger for several years now, the blend is based upon 70% Pinot Noir and includes 15% still red wine from Bouzy." 

Wine Spectator, 96 Points 

"This harmonious rosé Champagne offers quiet grace, with a pleasing juiciness to the sleek acidity, framing finely knit flavors of raspberry, peach, brioche and candied pink grapefruit zest. Showing a raw silk–like texture, this caresses the palate through to the fresh, ginger-laced finish." 

John Gilman, 95 Points 

"The 2007 Taittinger “Comtes de Champagne Rosé is drinking beautifully out of magnum at fourteen years of age. The bouquet is pure, elegant and precise, wafting from the glass in a mix of tangerine, bitter cherry, chalky minerality, rose petals, gentle smokiness and a topnote of orange peel. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and complex, with a fine core, excellent mineral undertow and grip, pinpoint bubbles, bright, zesty acids and impeccable balance on the long, complex and utterly refined finish. Out of magnum, the 2007 is just entering its plateau of peak drinkability, which I suspect it already has been for a couple of years out of regular-sized format. Just a lovely vintage of Comtes de Champagne Rosé!" 

Alcohol: 12.5% 

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