Impeccable Class and Power in Magnum, Lowest Price: 2005 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Posted by Robert Schagrin

"Comtes de Champagne remains the best value in grand marque Tête de Cuvée Champagne." -Antonio Galloni

What Taittinger pulls off with their Comtes de Champagne is downright amazing.

The winemaking of Comtes de Champagne is at the highest level - the consistency is insane. And then, as Galloni points out, there's that price point. This is very special Champagne and the greatest value in all of Tête de Cuvée Champagne.

Magnums of Taittinger's CdC are difficult to come by. Currently, there are only three other listings in the country.

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

No doubt, CdC can boast a lavish textural element, but its signature is extraordinary finesse and harmony.

The 2005 serves as an archetype of the precise, regal minerality and elegance that defines this wine in all its glory. We've opened a handful of bottles over the past few months and they've all shown brilliantly. Every time we pop a cork, the clarity and precision stuns us.

The 2005 CdC is among the most successful wines that I've tasted from the vintage. This Comtes is wildly delicious straight out of the gate, but it will also stand the test of time. In short, having a stash of magnums in your cellar is the way to roll.

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Robert Schagrin

Managing Partner

Crush Wine & Spirits