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Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005 Champagne

Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005 Champagne is rich and balanced. It has a good quality to price ratio. This award winning champagne is not as approachable as the 2004. Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005 ratings, tasting notes, and details are available.

Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 92 Sept. 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 94 12/31/11   (750 ml bottle) $79
Wine Spectator 92 12/31/12    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Pale golden color with lots of tiny bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Pear, apple, lemon, fresh gingerbread, hazelnut. Flinty minerality
Palate: Green apple, lemon, orange, biscuit. Refreshing minerality. Just a hint of pineapple.
Additional comments: Rich and balanced. good quality/price ratio. Not as approachable as the 2004.
When to drink: Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2020

Brut Millesime 2005 Details
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Label: Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005
Taittinger Champagne
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 9 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%

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Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005

Taittinger uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Brut Millesime 2005 is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir. Harvest began on September 12. Much of the blend is from grand crus. Only first press juice was used. Taittinger Brut Millesime 2005 is aged 5 to 6 years on the lees prior to disgorgement. The dosage was approximately 9 grams/liter.

Award Organization
Award Year
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Commended
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver Outstanding
International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Gold
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Silver Outstanding
International Wine Challenge 2012 Silver


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