Taittinger Nocturne Sec Champagne

Taittinger Nocturne Champagne is well balanced, rich, and complex. However, if you don't like some sweetness, this may not be for you. Taittinger Nocturne ratings, tasting notes, and details are available.

Taittinger Nocturne
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: No
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 90 Aug. 2013   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 90 12/01/09   (750 ml bottle) $75
Wine Spectator 88 2013 web    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Medium gold with fine abundant bubbles.
Aroma/bouquet: Stewed apple, honey, dried apricot with brioche and cinnamon notes.
Palate: Candied citrus, caramel apple, honey. Subtle sweetness.
Additional comments: Well balanced, rich, complex. If you don't like some sweetness, this may not be for you.
When to drink: Taittinger Nocturne Champagne Champagne is ready to drink at release and can age for 2 to 3 years.

Nocturne Details

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Label: Taittinger Nocturne
Taittinger Champagne
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Sec
Dosage: 17-18 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: No
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 40% Chardonnay and 60% is a combination of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

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Taittinger Nocturne

Taittinger uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Nocturne is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier combined. It is a blend of more than 30 different crus from various harvests. Aging on the lees is 4 or more years prior to disgorgement. The dosage typically ranges from 17 to 18 grams/liter.


Award Organization
Award Year
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2013 Bronze
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Bronze
International Wine Challenge 2011 Commended
Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Silver
International Wine Challenge 2010 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 Gold
International Wine Challenge 2009 Commended


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