Taittinger 'Comtes de Champagne' Blanc de Blanc 2007
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This great 2007 vintage lives up to all expectations as soon asyou open the bottle. It is a moment to treasure. That typicalChardonnay color is there in all its sparkling, golden glorywith shimmers of green coating the constant stream of fine,delicate bubbles. It has a fine and delicate nose which combineswhite blossom and a certain minerality with general overtonesof Anjou light pear and golden raisins. Subtle hints of aniseedand smoky flavors follow this suggestion of fruit. The tasteis vibrant, with a combination of lemon and saltiness. This isimmediately followed by a sensation of complex, yet mellowfreshness creating the perfect balance between ripeness anda full-rounded flavor. It is rounded off by a long-lasting, crispfinish with hints of salted butter. This elegant wine lives up to itsreputation with its freshness, strength, minerality and mellowfruitiness. Its freshness encapsulates a certain moment in timeand promises interesting cellaring potential.