"Positively brilliant"
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Posted by Ian McFadden

Comtes de Champagne is defined by its elegance and impeccable class.

Taittinger's 2007 CdC is a really compelling example of the wine's incredible breeding. It's such a clear expression of the wine's signature. 

photo of bottle of Taittingers

While there's so much attention on the Taittinger's jaw-dropping 2008 Comtes de Champagne, I jumped at this parcel of 2007. 

The 2008 Comtes de Champagne is a legend in the making. It's an utterly stunning bottle of wine. It represents an inflection point in both quality and price. That makes vintages like 2007 a major opportunity. 

A brass tax way to frame this is, of course, pricing: the market for 2008 starts at $190, while the 2007 can be had for $124.95. 

The 2007 is a beautifully open example, flaunting the incredible soaring breadth that Comtes de Champagne has to offer. I've been able to track the wine since release and it's always been a radiant, finessed wine. It's the sort of Champagne that only the Côte des Blancs can deliver. 

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).

This is a not to be missed "back-buy" moment. Over time, we've learned that in most cases there’s no returning to this point. Once this is gone, the pricing differential will disappear as well. 

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: "Taittinger's 2007 Comtes de Champagne will be nearly impossible to resist upon release. Soaring aromatics, mid-weight structure and soft contours give the 2007 its alluring personality. Lemon oil, white flowers, mint, chamomile and green pear add brightness and freshness throughout, with a persistent, clean finish that makes it impossible to resist a second taste. Today, the 2007 comes across as a slightly more open version of the 2004, with freshness that makes that wine so appealing, and a touch of textural richness that recalls the 2002. Although the 2007 does not have the explosive energy or verticality of the profound 2006, it will drink better earlier. The 2007 has been positively brilliant on the three occasions I have tasted it so far."