Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé 2008 75cl
A true luxury champagne, reserved for fine moments
The opinion of the guides
17,5/20 au Guide Gault&Millau 2013
The year 2005 is set in hot and dry. After a harsh winter, but little rain, spring is characterized by a very smooth with few heat spikes. Flowering occurs from June 15 to 19 After a period of rain concentrated in late June and early July, it was the heat in July and August freshness dominate. The harvest, which starts on September 12 is very spread out and place in an atmosphere of sweetness and moisture. The wind also present on the end of the harvest provides an overall healthy and abundant harvest. Chardonnays, excellent quality, are characterized by their freshness, minerality, but also generosity and length. Pinots themselves give the vinous and further very clear wines.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2005 is 70% Pinot Black and 30% Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir, part of which (12%) is vinified in red, proviennentde "Grands Crus" of the Mountain Reims.Issus the Côte des Blancs ("Grand Cru" classified 100% on the scale of the raw champagne), the Chardonnays bring to the assembly finesse and freshness. For the structure and potential necessary to care except champagne, only the first press juice are used. Stay in cellars allows the development of complex aromas and round structure Comtes de Champagne Rosé.
At the Eye: The dress Counts of Champagne Rosé 2005 Millésimé a deep pink, with a hint violet. Bubbles, extremely slim and have a sharp rebound in the eyes, which ends in a beautiful cord fine foam.
The Nose: The nose is intense aromas say mature and sweet fruit, the candied strawberry, quince, sweet with violets and pear syrup. Aromas of cooked fruit pie plums we guess.
In Palate: On the palate, the attack is rich and generous, vinous and suave. The mid-palate emphasizes the first aromas perceived quince jelly sweet and enriched with flavors of fresh fig. The final, very expressive, is dominated by notes of licorice accompanied by a hint of tannin in the making. Still young but high class, Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé 2005 is characterized by its rich fruity flavors intense. Tannic structure is in the process of rounding and annoncel'avenir a wine which will gain in size and perfection.
This wine of celebration and ceremony has the qualities to be enjoyed at any time: during meals to accompany red meat sauce or pink lamb and also to highlight a dessert as a red fruit salad.