taittinger, comtes de champagne blanc de blancs 2002
WINE SPECTATOR
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2002 taittinger, comtes de champagne blanc de blancs

Why We're Buying

Taittinger has been around for nearly three centuries and with good reason. Wines like Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc represent the epitome of the craft. The elegant form and delicate flavors make it a must-have for wine lovers and investors.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

A rich base of toasted brioche and briny mineral supports flavors of poached quince, white peach puree, fleur de sel, pastry and smoked almond. There's a quiet verve to this wine, with a fine, silky texture throughout.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is beginning to drink very well, wafting from the glass with a brilliant bouquet that mingles aromas of pear, citrus confit and dried fruits with notions of marzipan, brioche, oyster shell and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, with a layered and multidimensional core, considerable concentration and a long, penetrating finish. Racy and precise though the wine is, this is a somewhat broader, richer rendition of Comtes than the compelling 2008 that preceded it in this tasting, but it's hard to choose between the two in terms of quality.