Thecuvée Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005 of the Champagne House Taittinger possesses a beautiful pale yellow colour revealing a nice aromatic finesse. On the nose, it is intense and opens up on creamy notes of patissiere. A great aromatic richness and a beautiful finish on the nose, accompanied by light and carefully toasted notes can be detected. The attack of the Champagne House Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2005 is frank and nervous. One can detect the structure and a note of fruity wood. On the mouth, this champagne is gourmet and smooth with riped fruit flavours such as grapefruit. The finish is lingering, rich, complex and enhanced by a nice freshness. The whole gives an expressive, generous, broad and complex champagne with a good ageing petential.
Parker : 92 / 100 J. Robinson : 17+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2005 Comtes de Champagne has a beautifully composed nose that is extremely cool, mineral and precise and attracts with highly elegant and discreet bright and fresh fruit aromas (white apples, lemons, grapefruits) along with chalk and hazelnut flavors and nougat. Full-bodied, lovely, pure and quite complex on the palate, this is a fresh, buoyant and firmly structured Comtesse with a persistent minerality and an impressive clarity and freshness. It is quite reduced at the moment and lacks, perhaps, complexity but there is a touch of sweetness and a good chance for further development.