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Taittinger Champagne Nocturne Sec

Taittinger Champagne Nocturne Sec 750ml        
Sku: 1333128*

A blend of more than 35 different crus from a variety of harvests, this wine spends four years on the lees before being disgorged. A 18 g/l dosage of cane sugar combined with the slow cellar aging creates a round, mellow, smooth Champagne that is perfect to enjoy with a dessert or late in the evening.

Tasting notes
This distinctively sweet “sec” Champagne (with 18 g/l residual sugar) is pale yellow in color with shimmering highlights and bubbles that form a delicate ring of fine foam. On the nose there are aromas of white flowers, yellow peach and dried apricots. The palate is smooth and creamy yet very crisp and gives way to flavors of raisins and fruit in syrup. This mature, rich and round wine culminates in a long, smooth finish.

Rating
 Wine Spectator 88 points (Jun 15 2014)
Balanced by citrusy acidity, this shows hints of pastry, poached pear, smoky mineral and toasted almond on the lively bead. Drink now through 2016. 300 cases imported.-AN
 Vinous 90 points (Jan 2015)
(60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay; 17.5 g/l dosage; L4110HB00700): Bright yellow. Deeply perfumed aromas of poached pear, melon, nectarine and lemon curd are complemented by suggestions of buttered toast, anise and chamomile. Plush and broad on the palate, offering ripe citrus and pit fruit flavors with a touch of chalky minerality adding cut and lift. A floral quality builds slowly with air and carries through the spicy, sappy, gently sweet finish. I like this Champagne’s balance of fruitiness and vivacity and there’s no way that I’d have guessed that its dosage was so high.

Food pairing
Nocturne is the perfect accompaniment to fruit desserts or lightly sweet pastry or cakes as well as rich pates with toasted brioche.

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
 
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