Taittinger, Comtes Champagne Rose 2005
The 2005 Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a wine of contrasts. At first rich and vinous on the palate, the 2005 turns more delicate with time in the glass as its silkier and floral qualities become more evident. Sweet red berry and spice notes linger on the delicate finish.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. Disgorged 2012? Mid orangey pink, a little darker than the Taittinger NV rosé. So inviting on the nose, great depth and a sense of greatness to come. Hard to explain how it sets up this expectation. Deep and a little yeasty. Power and refinement and excellent persistence with fine mousse. Really shines in this line up. So fresh and youthful.
The Taittinger 2005 Brut Rose Comtes de Champagne exhibits a delectable nose of fraise du bois, red raspberry and maraschino discreetly complemented by anise, vanilla, and Ceylon tea. Silken in feel and with exceptionally fine and at once stimulating and caressing mousse, this finishes with luscious abundance of juicy fresh red berries supported by appropriate sweetness, hints of fine, tea-like tannins, crunchy berry seeds, chalk and toasted almond serving for satisfying counterpoint. It should prove rewarding to follow for several years, but don’t miss out on its youthful pleasures!