Taittinger Prestige Rose Brut NV (Champagne, France) - [WS 91] [ST 90] [RP 90]

Taittinger Prestige Rose Brut NV
(Champagne, France) - [WS 91] [ST 90] [RP 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Taittinger Prestige Rosé immediately stands out for its intense, shimmering hue whose secret lies in the fact that it is a blend, which is more complex and costly to produce.

A quantity of still red wine (15%) produced from the best Pinot Noirs from Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys is in fact added to the final blend, to give this cuvée its unmistakable color and vibrant intensity on the palate. The high proportion of Chardonnay (30%) that completes the blend brings the elegance and delicacy that underpin Taittinger’s signature style.

Tasting


The intense and brilliant body is bright pink in color. The bubbles are fine, and the mousse persistent. The full nose, wonderfully expressive, is both fresh and young. It gives off aromas of red fruits (freshly crushed wild raspberry, cherry, blackcurrant).
On the palate, this wine strikes a fine balance of velvety and full-bodied. The flavors are reminiscent of fresh, crisp red fruits.
The palate can be summed up in four words: lively, fruity, fresh and elegant, as only a rosé blend can be.

Drinking suggestions:
Taittinger Prestige Rosé can be enjoyed both early on and at the end of an evening. Deliciously fragranced for an aperitif, it is also a subtle accompaniment to fruit desserts, including fruit tart, fruit salad and red fruit crumble.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A firm, toasty rosé, with a smoky overtone to the flavors of raspberry puree, star anise and singed orange peel. Creamy in texture, with a sleek, focused finish. Drink now through 2021. 32,500 cases made." – AN (Nov 15, 2017)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Taittinger's intensely colored NV Brut Prestige Rosé is a blend of 35% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 25% Pinot Meunier (with 30% Reserve wines) that gets its raspberry color from 15% red Pinot Noir still wine sourced in the Montagne de Reims. Displaying raspberry and strawberry paté flavors on the subtle but aromatic nose, this is a very delicate, fresh and elegant Brut Rosé with a round but stimulatingly dry and finely grippy finish. It's not meant to be disparaging when I mention that some fruit drops flavors on the nose and finish and note it's toward the border of what I taste as dry. Tasted in November 2017 from a bottle that was said to be disgorged on February 15, 2017, after almost three years on the lees, with a dosage of nine grams per liter." - Stephan Reinhardt (30th Nov 2017)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"(50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier; 9 g/l dosage; L3374SV05900): Light orange-pink. Cherry, orange zest and fresh rose aromas show very good clarity and energy. Sappy red fruit flavors display a spicy quality, picking up energy and a floral nuance with air. Concentrated, vibrant and precise, finishing on a zesty mineral note, with lingering spiciness and firm grip." - Josh Raynolds (January 2015)