2005 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Taittinger*
Champagne / France
FOOD MATCHING NOTE:
This makes the finest aperitif before any meal. It accompanies a selection of delicate canapés, in particular caviar as well as light seafood dishes such as lobster and Dover sole.
On the nose the aromas are delicate and with a subtle nuances of wood, but there is great underlying depth. On the palate it offers a lively, clean but balanced first impression. It is fine and lean yet displays excellent length. Flavours of candied citrus fruits predominate, but there is a balanced touch of nuttiness.
*Available only on request