Taittinger Cuvée Prestige Champagne - Gift Box - Champagne, France
92/100 Wine Spectator
91/100 The Real Review
90/100 Robert Parker
89/100 Cellar Tracker
16/20 Bettane and Desseauve
16/20 Revista de Vinhos
The Taittinger Champagne house is rated 4* in the Bettane and Desseauve Guide, indicating a very high quality producer
Wine Spectator "Gorgeous aromas and flavors of pencil shavings, candied citrus and honey highlight this classy, stylish Champagne. It's balanced, beautifully integrated and long, with a finesse and freshness that suggests a Côte des Blancs pedigree. A special cuvée..."
Robert Parker "The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut Prestige is showing very well"
The Real Review “...Very good focus, finesse, line and length. Very refreshing finish.Fresh herbs, green apples, trace of honey, chard-ish aromas. Clean and fresh, bright and soft, balanced and the finish seems drier than the Brut Reserve. There's a pleasing crispness on the after-palate, enhanced by a subtle grip.”
“Emotions and feelings are at the heart of my life and I place craftmanship and savoir-faire to their service. I do not compare Champagne to Mozart or Rimbaud, the champagne served during a meal is a purveyor of pleasure, a component of well-being, a piece of French Art de Vivre.” - Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger
The Tattinger Champagne House was formed in Reims, France in 1734 and is known as one of the world's leading champagne brands. Tattinger is the third largest vineyard owner in the Champagne region which assures its grapes are of the highest quality and ensures its champagnes are of the highest calibre. Tattinger has won many awards and accolades and has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading champagne producers.
Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, produced in the region of Champagne in France. Synonymous with celebration, champagne is typically produced from a few specific varieties of grapes: pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier. With effervescent flavors of citrus, almond, and apple, champagne comes in varying levels of sweetness and has a moderate amount of alcohol. The most treasured Champagnes age for a minimum of 3 years.
Prestige Cuvée are a Champagne house's finest product. Most Champagne houses produce a prestige cuvee and some make more than one. They tend to be more expensive than other Champagnes, but reward you for this expense in a more complex and intense champagne. The bubbles are finer, the aromas more elegant and the finish is longer. Prestige Cuvée Champagne make excellent gifts. They have a reputation and prestige that other wines cannot match.
The Champagne region is located 140 kilometres from Paris, France. While the vines in this region have been producing wine since the Roman era, it is only in the past couple of hundred years that winemakers began producing Champagne using méthode champenoise - the complex method that produces the style of Champagne the world knows and loves today. Another important component of the production of champagne is the chalk and limestone soils which dominate the Champagne region. Vines grown in these conditions result in wines that are high in acidity - a key component to making good sparkling wine. Champagne's northerly location - about as north as grapes can ripen - also allow for higher acidity and lower alcohol levels which are also very important for producing quality sparkling wine.