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    1 299
  • Producer ranking ?

    68
  • Decanting time

    20min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Sushi

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The Story

Prélude Grands Crus Cuvée is composed of Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot Noir (50%) that Taittinger has selected exclusively from the top Grands Crus vineyards classified as “100%” in the Champagne system. Produced only using first press wines, this rare blend offers the finesse and structure that a great wine needs if it to be laid down for any length of time.

On the palate, this wine strikes the perfect balance of the instantly minerally Chardonnay and the strongly expressive Pinot Noir.
Aged for more than five years in the cellar, the Prélude cuvée is unique for its remarkable youth and great wealth of flavours.


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Wine Information

The brilliant body is pale yellow with silver highlights, a sign of the high proportion of exceptional Chardonnays.
The bubbles are fine and form a persistent and delicately creamy ring of foam. The wine is subtle and fresh on the nose.
The initial mineral aromas quickly give way to green and then floral notes with the fragrance of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon undertones.

The entry onto the palate is clean and lively, dominated by very exceedingly fresh citrus notes. These segue into much fuller, rounder and silkier flavours where white peaches in syrup predominate. The finish is rich, lingering and bursting with flavour.
Prélude Grands Crus is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity. Its balance of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding.

Drinking suggestions.
Prélude “Grands Crus” is a cuvée that makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to classic seafood dishes.

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Tasting note

ending

Medium and Acidic

flavors

Coffee and Toasty

nose

Fresh

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Average and Fresh

Verdict

Well-rounded and Full-bodied

Written Notes

Bright yellow with green hue. Expressive nose with aroma reminiscent of Brioche and yellow stone fruit, lime zest, delicate hints of brioche and white blossoms. On the palate well structured with excellent length, creamy texture, good mousseux and aromatic finish. 

  • 93p

Bright, green yellow. Open and rich toasty nose with fresh spearmint. Dry and crisp, fresh palate with roasted coffee notes and hints of peppermint. Vivid and charming champagne. JL 95p (Oct 2021)

  • 95p
Pale straw colour despite at least three years on cork. Perfect mousse. Slow to emerge but eventually classically Brioche and subtle hazelnuts. Perfectly balanced in the mouth with just enough depth to really impress.
  • 96p
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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