Taittinger Brut la Française
Wine SpectatorSmoke and toast accents lace crushed raspberry, candied lemon zest and apple blossom notes in this firm, aperitif-style Champagne. Lively. Drink now. 72,000 cases imported.
Wine Review OnlineTaittinger’s Brut "La Française" is one of the biggest brands from Champagne, and consequently it is prone to being overlooked in an era when boutique is chic and “grower” Champagnes have grabbed the attention of most wine writers. Be that as it may, this is still one of the most reliable choices in the entire Champagne category for those who seek freshness and refinement, and the current release lot in the USA excels on both of those counts...while also offering some "bass" notes to go with all that treble. Still quite youthful and energetic, it will actually improve for at least two or three years if left to age, but it also shows interesting complexities from older reserve wines that were built into the multi-vintage blend. The wine’s light, lemony character makes is an exceptionally refreshing aperitif Champagne, but those who taste attentively will also find some sneaky power and nuance here, and this is a great choice for delicately prepared finfish dishes.
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