"Positively brilliant"
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Magnums

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. In magnums, the 2007 promises to be so utterly refined that it will amaze you. 

photo of label of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

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 750s 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).

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

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. There's no doubt that when magnums of 2008 are released later this year the price will represent a significant departure from the past. That makes vintages like 2007 a major opportunity.

This is a captivating Comtes de Champagne with class to spare. The 2007 is a Comtes de Champagne that I reach for often. It's such an enjoyable and flattering vintage for 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: "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."