The Comtes de Champagne 1998 from Taittinger is a rather typical for the vintage. In the bouquet yeast, white bread and quite dense yellow fruit with notes of melon and citrus + a slight hint of peach. On the palate quite heavy with a dense ripe fruit. The acidity is good but it’s nevertheless lacking some freshness compared with the more juicy 2000 version of this Champagne. A fine glass, but go for the 2000 for drinking now, and the 1999 if you have time to wait for some years.
(Drink from 2018) – Fine 91p– Tasted 12/09/2012
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne 1998 September 30, 2012
- Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne 1999 March 3, 2012
- Taittinger, Comte de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000 December 29, 2011
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