Rich and toasty, this harmonious rosé offers a creamy mousse and a lovely array of pureed blackberry, plum tart, toasted brioche, crystallized honey and lemon parfait flavors. Bright and focused, with a graphite- and spice-laced finish. Disgorged November 2014. Drink now through 2020.
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. (SR)
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. (JR)
A distinct petrol character can be found on the strawberry, cherry, citrus peel and softly yeast-inflected scents. The supporting mousse is quite generous if not particularly fine though there is good complexity to the juicy and succulent flavors that offer solid persistence on the moderately dry finish where a hint of bitter cherry pit appears. This is drier than most rosés and there is an interesting contrast between the depth of the mid-palate and the somewhat fruit-driven character of the finale.
Pure strawberry fragrance, fine and light but enough substance and fruit to give an honest mouthful.
Leesy and oxidative, this is all about nutty richness. The flavors create a heady combination of ripe orange and pink grapefruit zest and lemon verbena tea. Polished and stylized.
Light orange-pink in color and with a good sense of some bottle age, this rich wine is full of berry fruits, red currants and acidity. It is soft, a result of the usual high Taittinger dosage, giving a wine that's fruity, just hinting at toast and ready to drink.
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