I was thrilled to find out today that I won an award. I was shortlisted in the ‘Best Overall Wine Blog’ category in the Wine Blog Awards, and the results were announced at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Portland yesterday evening: amazingly, I won.
So to celebrate, I cracked open a bottle of Champagne. Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000. It’s just lovely. I recently tasted through a vertical of Comtes, and it confirmed just how good this wine is. So it was great to actually drink a bottle, which, at 12 years of age, is just beginning to show what it’s capable of.
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000
12% alcohol. Full yellow colour. Rich nose of toast, pear and peach with some vanilla and spice. Quite exotic. The palate is richly fruited with a fine, toasty, spicy savoury undercurrent as well as citrus, pear and apricot fruit. Finishes taut with a subtle note of matchstick reduction. Quite vinous. 95/100
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