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Taittinger Brut Prelude
SKU: 11204

Taittinger Brut Prelude

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750ml
$119.00
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Category White Wine
Varietals
Region France, Champagne, Reims
Brand Taittinger
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
The brilliant body is pale yellow with silver highlights, a sign of the high proportion of exceptional Chardonnays. The bubbles are fine and form a persistent and delicately creamy ring of foam.The wine is subtle and fresh on the nose. The initial mineral aromas quickly give way to green and then floral notes with the fragrance of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon undertones.The entry onto the palate is clean and lively, dominated by very exceedingly fresh citrus notes. These segue into much fuller, rounder and silkier flavors where white peaches in syrup predominate. The finish is rich, lingering and bursting with flavor. Prélude «Grands Crus» is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity. Its balance of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding. Prélude "Grands Crus" is a cuvée that makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to classic seafood dishes.
Wine Advocate
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The new release of Taittinger's NV Brut Prélude Grands Crus was disgorged last year after six years sur lattes and finished with a dosage of six grams per liter. Unfurling in the glass with notes of fresh peach, brioche, citrus rind and a deft touch of smoky reduction, it's full-bodied, broad and vinous, with a concentrated and muscular but elegant profile, displaying a bright girdle of acidity and a long, penetrating finish. Based on the 2012 vintage and sourced largely from Avize, Mesnil, Mailly and Verzenay, it's an excellent bottling that still flies somewhat under the radar.

William Kelley, August 30, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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A blend of equal Chardonnay and Pinot Noir exclusively from Grand Cru vineyards. It is a rich wine, tightly textured with citrus and tangy acidity. There is a tense core of crispness, with intense fruit and a dry aftertaste. This is a fine bottling that should age further, so drink from 2018.

Roger Voss, December 1, 2017
Wine Spectator
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There's a pleasing viscosity to this elegant Champagne, with sleek acidity creating a mouthwatering frame for the flavors of wild cherry, toast point, preserved lemon and honeycomb. Offers a lingering, creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 300 cases imported.

Alison Napjus, November 30, 2019