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Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rose 2003


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Beautifully perfumed, with lifted aromatics of red berries,violets and spice, that is reminiscent of a fine Burgundy. Incredible balance, length and very, very fine. I would defy anyone in a blind-tasting to pick the vintage, as it has none of the heaviness expected from the year. A remarkable wine that very much impressed. Great effort! I was at first surprised that there was a 2003 release, but on tasting it's easy to see why there is. This is a clear example that you should always put the producer before the reputation of a vintage. 2003 was a challenging harvest for some but this is a testament as to what heights can be achieved with care, attention and detail.