Taittinger, Brut Réserve Reims Non Vintage

Taittinger Reserve NV

Taittinger Reserve NV #6

Unknown disgorgement date.  Purchased from the Taittinger facility in Reims in 1980.

A copper gold color.  Bold and exuberant on the nose: musky orchard fruit, singed toffee, butterball, walnut oil and burnt orange custard.  Barb says, “Cracker Jacks and leather”.   A touch of the bonfires too.  Exotic doesn’t quite do it justice; this Taittinger has a playful kink to it.  A decadent, crème brûlée texture on the palate: lush, voluptuous and oh so sweet.   Bead surprisingly still has some game.  Acidity is AWOL: thinking a fair amount of ’76 grapes made it into this blend ??  This wine is not about depth, complexity or class: this is more akin to bubblegum pop music when its well-executed.  Catchy, enormously seductive, loads of charm.  Drink soon.

Taittinger Reserve NV #4

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