When The Stars Aligned
2002 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Posted by Ian McFadden

"It is easily one of the very best Champagnes I have ever tasted, and simply a must-have wine." -Antonio Galloni

When Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne is on, it can reach heights that only a select few Champagnes can achieve. As the note above makes clear, the 2002 is a very special wine.

Generally speaking, 2002 is one of the greatest vintage in Champagne of the past couple decades. There's something completely magical about the 2002 Comtes de Champagne.

I've been a huge fan of the wine since release, but watching it evolve over the last handful of years has really cemented just how profound the 2002 is.

I jumped on this parcel when it came across my desk. It seems almost certain that the 2002 Comtes de Champagne will be a legend for the ages.

I've had extraordinary experiences with old Comtes de Champagne. When an aged bottle shines, it really, really shines. The way that the 2002 combines layered complex richness with impeccable precision and class makes me confident that in time it will be included among the greats.

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).

Even in the context of top Champagnes, this is the sort of success that happens very rarely. This is a case of the stars aligning in a powerful way.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits