Taittinger Brut la Française
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
Wine AdvocateThe 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.
Wine SpectatorSmoke-tinged toasted brioche and kumquat notes are layered with crunchy white peach and candied ginger flavors in this lively, aperitif-style Champagne. Crisp finish.