NV Taittinger 'La Francaise' Champagne

$49.95

Everything you could want in great bubbles without the hefty tariff. Grapefruit, green apple, candied ginger, lime zest, toasted biscuit and clean lines of salinity deliver a power packed glass of bubbles that will have your senses swooning. For the money, this is an absolute steal!

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Alexandre Ponnavoy
Aging:
3-4 years
Oak Treatment:
Stainless steel
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol %:
12.0%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
Score Wine Spectator:
90
SKU #:
1014028
Size:
750 ml Bottle
91 points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The NV Brut La Française is based on 40% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier, all fermented in stainless steel and blended with 30% of reserve wines. It is a pure, fresh and well-structured Brut that seems more elegant, complex and round than the Brut Réserve. The persistent finish is clear, fresh and well structured, with refreshing lemon flavors and a nice grip. My sample was said to be bottled in 2014 and disgorged in March 2017 with nine grams of dosage. There is good length and tension here as well as sweet cherry aromas in the aftertaste. (SR)(11/2017)

Vinous

Light gold. Poached pear, peach, orange and honey on the fruity nose. Broad and fleshy on entry, then tighter and more tangy in the mid-palate, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors with subtle ginger and toasted grain nuances. Shows a supple, round character on the finish, with the ginger and peach notes repeating. (JR)(1/2015)

Wine Enthusiast

This ripe wine is balanced with some fine bottle aging. That gives both a toasty aroma and some yeasty flavors on the palate. The wine is packed with citrus and crisp white fruits—it's floral and immediately attractive. (RV)(12/2017)

Wine Spectator

Smoke-tinged toasted brioche and kumquat notes are layered with crunchy white peach and candied ginger flavors in this lively, aperitif-style Champagne. Crisp finish. (AN)(12/2018)