Taittinger Prestige Rosé
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
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This cuvée is a vibrant pink color with fine bubbles and persistent foam. The full and wonderfully expressive nose delivers aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and black currants that lead into crisp, fresh red fruit flavors on the palate. Velvety and full-bodied, this wine is lively, fruity and fresh. A delicious, fragrant aperitif, the wine is also a subtle accompaniment to fruit desserts, including fruit tart, fruit salad and red fruit crumble.
The Tasting Panel
The addition of 15% still Pinot Noir give this one its pale salmon pink color; the blend is Chardonnay-dominated for bright and racy flavors; tangy fresh and juicy; long and elegant.
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. 1,000 cases imported.
With a darker color, this is more assertive in the Taittinger way. It has plenty of rich berry fruits, some background biscuits and spices and loads of flesh on the palate. The handy depth, strawberry and wild-cherry flavors and phenolics are all polished and really neatly balanced.
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.