Taittinger

La Francaise Brut Champagne Blend

9.1618 ratings
9.0118 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Champagne Taittinger was established in 1931 by Pierre Taittinger on the foundations of Forest-Forneaux, itself established in 1734 and the third-oldest wine producing house of Champagne. A blend of 30 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière vineyards, respectively 40%, 35% & 25% of the total, from several harvests, rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value.

Champagne Taittinger was established in 1931 by Pierre Taittinger on the foundations of Forest-Forneaux, itself established in 1734 and the third-oldest wine producing house of Champagne. A blend of 30 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunière vineyards, respectively 40%, 35% & 25% of the total, from several harvests, rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value.

Jul 12th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading MOZART (Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then MAHLER (Symphony No. 5), a complex master work for which the BSO happens to be quite well practiced.

Prior notes still apply.

Baked apple, green melon, light citrus & fresh raspberry spread on toasted sourdough.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For Opening Night our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading MOZART (Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat) with one of our local treasures, Emanuel (Manny!) Ax on piano and then MAHLER (Symphony No. 5), a complex master work for which the BSO happens to be quite well practiced.

Prior notes still apply.

Baked apple, green melon, light citrus & fresh raspberry spread on toasted sourdough.

Jul 5th, 2019
Adam Kincaid

Always a delight, especially a 2x magnum. Clean and crisp, green tartness but smooth mellowed undertones.

Always a delight, especially a 2x magnum. Clean and crisp, green tartness but smooth mellowed undertones.

Jul 4th, 2019
Tracy Hall

Mia’s go to. Refreshing and consistent.

Mia’s go to. Refreshing and consistent.

Apr 28th, 2019
Douglas Braun

Really nice toast, roasted grains really nice in the mouth rich very nice balanced and complex

Really nice toast, roasted grains really nice in the mouth rich very nice balanced and complex

Dec 5th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Elegant and complex with notes of baked brioche, lemon curd, red apple and mushroom.

Elegant and complex with notes of baked brioche, lemon curd, red apple and mushroom.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Taittinger’s house style is fresh and crisp. Chardonnay is always a highlight and it shows throughout the line. Clean and linear with fresh pear and a steely minerality. These would probably be good NV wines to hold for a few years.

Taittinger’s house style is fresh and crisp. Chardonnay is always a highlight and it shows throughout the line. Clean and linear with fresh pear and a steely minerality. These would probably be good NV wines to hold for a few years.

Nov 16th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Grabbed a bottle to close the Summer on Labor Day weekend. Blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir this wine was rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value. Overall nice summer, a tad wet back east!

Grabbed a bottle to close the Summer on Labor Day weekend. Blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir this wine was rich and complex. Pale yellow, vibrant bubbles, Crisp fruit aromas, apples and pears. Palate shows generous mineral and toasty oak notes integrated with the fruit. Absolute a must on your list, a true house staple for me. Great Champagne value. Overall nice summer, a tad wet back east!

Sep 3rd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Kicking off Passover night two with some bubbles. We may not be allowed to eat leavened things, but this sure smells yeasty. A generous backdrop of applesauce, cold pears, and salt. A wonderful Brut NV.

Kicking off Passover night two with some bubbles. We may not be allowed to eat leavened things, but this sure smells yeasty. A generous backdrop of applesauce, cold pears, and salt. A wonderful Brut NV.

Mar 31st, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.1

Always delicious. It's amazing all the domestic crap sparkling wines sell for $50 and this was $36

Always delicious. It's amazing all the domestic crap sparkling wines sell for $50 and this was $36

Mar 26th, 2018