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    1 021
  • Producer ranking ?

    39
  • Decanting time

    No
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé Millésimé is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir (100% “Grands Crus”), part of which (12%) is red wine from the vineyards of Bouzy, and 30% Chardonnay grapes. 

The Chardonnay grapes, from the vineyards of the Côte des Blancs (100% “Grands Crus”), bring refinement and freshness to the composition. Only juices from the first pressing are used to ensure the structure and the long ageing potential so essential to this exceptional champagne. Cellar-ageing allows the complexity of the aromas to develop and rounds off the structure of Comtes de Champagne Rosé.

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Vintage 1993

This promising year deteriorated in September with frequent rains resulting in swollen bunches and increasing rot issues. A regular-sized crop was picked commencing September 8th. On paper, the ripeness and acidity levels achieved are less favourable than those of 1992. Yet the best wines of the year, including Dom Pérignon, Philipponnat Clos des Goisses, Louis Roederer Cristal and Dom Ruinart, have brought about good surprises but have largely peaked except for the P2 versions of Dom Pérignon. They are generally balanced wines with often somewhat weak fruitiness due to dilution. Without doubt better than its reputation, though.

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Subdued, very pure nose dominated by raspberry. Light and crisp in the mouth, with pristine, subtle red fruit flavors and firm, lively acids. Very long and classy; really builds on the aftertaste. A wine of great finesse, and a superb example of the vintage.

  • 92p

The 1993 Comtes de Champagne Rosé has not changed much since I last tasted it three years ago, which is great news. Soft, aromatically open and super-expressive, the 1993 possesses exceptional balance and class. Dried rose petal, red berry fruit, mint and cinnamon add aromatic intrigue. Delicate and lilting in the glass, with surprising depth, the 1933 is terrific today, but it also has enough freshness to drink well for another decade plus. There are few more alluring Champagnes than Comtes de Champagne Rosé, especially with some bottle age. 95/Drinking window: 2017-2027.

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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