During the weekend we opened a bottle of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2006 and found it very impressive. Arguably the most famous Blanc de Blancs Champagne and with high demand in the European market, this still comes with a comparatively teasing price tag. Grapes sourced from six best-of-the-best Grand Cru terroirs in Cotes du Blanc, this is an excellent, stylish bottle that will not disappoint.
If we compare 2006 to previous vintages, we believe 2006 is very well-priced at the moment and worthy of collecting a few now before the prices go up in the near future -
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
HK$800 per bottle
97+ pts by Antonio Galloni
The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.
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