Well-known as "Taittinger" nowadays, the brand was actually first named Forest-Fourneaux when it was owned by a wealthy textile merchant named Jacques Fourneaux back in 1734. It was in 1932 when it was acquired by Pierre Taittinger that the Champagne house was renamed to the familiar name we all know today. By the 1950s, Taittinger became one of the Grandes Marques among the other famous Champagne brands such as Bollinger, Moët & Chandon and Louis Roederer.
While the Champagne house's leading label is its non-vintage Brut Reserve, a blend that contains 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, and 25% Pinot Meunier, they also produce a Comtes de Champagne prestige cuvée in great vintages which uses 100% Chardonnay (aka Blanc de Blancs). The grapes that are used to produce this cuvée come exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards and the juice that is used comes exclusively from their first pressing - resulting in the creation of the complex and elegant Champagne that we love and which is capable of aging for decades. It remains one of the best prestige cuvees in the market, always being awarded top scores from critics and never lacking compliments from professionals and Champagne geeks all over the world, yet it still remains at amazingly attractive prices!
As low as just HK$680 per bottle if you purchase 12 bottles or above today, we have a parcel of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2005 which we highly recommend to stock up a few to enjoy this summer. If you compare the 2005 against its 2002 vintage, you will see how much more value for money the 2005 offers -
2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
HK$680 per bottle
97pts Richard Juhlin
2002 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
HK$1,745 per bottle^
96 pts Richard Juhlin
2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs HK$750 per bottle
Special Offer –
HK$720 per bottle if you purchase 3 bottles or above HK$700 per bottle if you purchase 6 bottles or above
HK$680 per bottle if you purchase 12 bottles or above
97pts Richard Juhlin
Subject to final confirmation. ETA 2 weeks.
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^According to Wine-Searcher.com