Comtes de Champagne Magic
2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Posted by Ian McFadden

When Comtes de Champagne is on, it's one of the most intriguing and enjoyable Champagnes that I know.

There's magic to Comtes' radiance, class, and utterly appealing texture. The 2012 boasts these qualities.

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The 2012 is supremely beautiful. There's a silkiness and finesse that's incredibly fascinating. All of this is backed by an exhilarating cut.

Along with Krug's Clos de Mesnil, Dom Ruinart, Salon, and Selosse, Comtes de Champagne 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).

The wine can show its share of richness, but its hallmark is one of elegance and impeccable class. The 2012 takes all of these qualities and weaves them together into an irresistible Champagne of the highest pedigree.

We love Comtes de Champagne for its consistency and its breeding. I'm very happy to offer the 2012 at very sharp pricing.

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

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


2012 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

750 ml


Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media:

"The 2012 Comtes de Champagne is gorgeous. Warm and resonant in the glass, the 2012 Comtes shows all the allure that makes this vintage so appealing. The combination of bright citrus, mineral and floral notes typical of Comtes, enhanced by the soft contours of the vintage, makes for an inviting, open-knit Champagne that is quite showy right out of the gate. Light tropical accents on the finish add an exotic flair. Usually I recommend cellaring just-released Comtes, but that won’t be necessary here."