Champagne Taittinger Brut Millésimé 2012 Review And Tasting Notes
This Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 is an excellent and balanced wine: and it could not be otherwise since this is one of the top wines from this famous Maison of Reims. The free-run juice of Grands Crus grapes from the Côte des Blancs, about 70% of the total, is added to must from other small Champagne villages and ferments in steel and wood and then rests on the yeasts for 5 years.
Of course, the 2012 vintage was perfect, so much so that it was declared one of the few vintage wines of recent years. Spring has been extended, cold and rainy, while the summer was dry and warm. This allowed a perfect maturation of the grapes, which have developed aromas and elegance in addition to great acidity.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 bouquet
And this immediately jumps to the nose, more than to the palate: the incredible concentration of aromas. The elegance of the bouquet is undeniable and intriguing, it captures you, and you would smell it for hours. It starts with profuse yellow flowers. The fruit is complex and multifaceted. The yeasts envelop with spirals of butter and custard. Pinot Noir adds that dark and intense with raspberries and musk. And then, to frame an outstanding aromatic profile, the minerality of the calcareous soil makes this place unique.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 flavor
On the palate, all this magniloquence is transformed into a supernova of pulp, salt, lemon flavors fruits held together by yeasts, which have worked tirelessly to smooth the incredible minerality of the wine. Overall it is a wine that can still age effortlessly. It is still exuberant and goes beyond the easy track of super dosed Champagne, castrated by the fashionable style of opulence, and focuses on a vibrant freshness.
If you want to drink a glass of complex and intriguing champagne, this Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 is an excellent Champagne, but consider that it is only at the beginning of its evolutionary phase, for now: the edges still dominate, despite the elegant trait. The maturation will take place in 10 good years. Who has the patience to wait will drink a fantastic Champagne.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 price
70 euros: well-spent money.
Champagne Taittinger Brut Millesime 2012 food pairings
Born to be paired with shellfish, seafood, fish soup, spaghetti with clams, tortellini with cream and ham, vegetable curry with coconut milk, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara.