"A magical Champagne in the making"
2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Posted by Ian McFadden

The 2006 CdC is one of the high points of the vintage.

The 2006 has such class and subtle complexity that it serves as a textbook example of what Comtes de Champagne can achieve. 

photo of bottle of 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

I've drunk the 2006 many times since its release and it has never failed to amaze. It's defined by intensity with intricately layered complexity and gorgeous radiance.

In this vintage, Comtes de Champagne is a mesmerizing weave of plushness, power, and an ultra-vibrant incisive core. The total package is really beautiful. 

Along with Krug's Clos de Mesnil, Dom Ruinart, Salon, and Selosse, CdC is the quintessential Blanc de Blancs. Comtes de Champagne is Taittinger's prestige cuvée, first released in 1952 and sourced from some of the Côte des Blancs' top Grand Crus (Avize, Le Mesnil and Oger along with a little Chouilly and Cramant).

I'm a huge fan of Comtes de Champagne. I've had so many stunning bottles, especially with age. The 2006 shows the wine in top form. I'm very happy to have an opportunity to offer such a compelling vintage of the wine. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making."