Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2007
The 2007 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is an excellent but tightly wound rendition of this cuvee, offering up pretty aromas of brioche, lemon oil, lily pollen and dried white flowers, with comparatively few of the overtly toasty signatures that will likely emerge with more protracted time on cork. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, pure and incisive, with a refined mousse, tangy acids, a tensile core and a harmonious, integrated profile. While it is giving pleasure today, to my palate, its plenitude is still five or six years away; it's certainly more backward than its 2006 predecessor. This was disgorged with nine grams dosage after just over nine years on the lees.
William Kelley - 95/100
97 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating