Brut Millésimé 1998 Champagne
Taittinger only makes a vintage champagne
when the harvest has been of such outstanding quality
that it deserves to be fully vinified. The wine is then
only marketed after several years of ageing in the cellars,
allowing the aromas to mature slowly and the length
and complexity of the wine to develop.
1998 Taittinger Brut Millésimé is composed
of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay
grapes are mostly from the grands crus of the Côte
des Blancs and the Pinot Noir grapes are from the crus
of the Montagne de Reims and the Vallée de la
These origins combined with the exclusive use of first
pressing juices are necessary elements for great aromatic
finesse and a long storage time.
1998 Taittinger Brut Millésimé is pale
gold in colour and has a rich effervescence which forms
a very dense necklace of mousse.
It has a very fine nose and a good intensity of fragrance.
The initial perfumes of white flowers give way to a
fruity dominance with a subtle mineral touch. The scent
of citrus fruits can also be discerned, with sugared
grapefruit and a hint of baked crusty bread.
The first sip is sharp, delicate and complex, with
the taste of fresh citrus fruit. It is well-rounded,
full and richly constituted with an attractive effervescence.
The finish is long and fresh.
In conclusion, it is a champagne of extreme freshness,
fine balance, keen intensity and consummate aromatic
A wine of charm and passion.
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