“Taittinger’s 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is off the charts” – Antonio Galloni
With the festive season fast approaching we are delighted to offer the sensational Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne from the 2002 vintage.
A Historical Champagne
In tribute to Thibault IV, the King of Navarre and last Champagne Count during the reign of St. Louis, the renowned house of Taittinger introduced the “Comtes de Champagne” cuvée in 1952. Crafted within the ancient Saint-Nicaise Abbey cellars in Reims, this remarkable Champagne is produced only during harvests of outstanding quality.
A Haute-Couture Cuvée
The “Comtes de Champagne” is a masterpiece, made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes sourced from five Grand Crus of the Côte des Blancs – Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oger & Mesnil-sur-Oger. The 2002 vintage is crafted using only the first press, with 5% of the blend aged in oak barrels. It matures on lees for up to a decade in chalk quarries, resulting in an exceptionally opulent and perfectly balanced profile.
What the Critics Say
Critics rave about the 2002 vintage, Antonio Galloni, Neal Martin and William Kelley awarded 98 points to this cuvee whilst James Suckling gave 99 points. All are absolute fans and stated: “My word, this is exquisite, representing everything I adore in champagne…beginning to drink very well…off the charts…Fantastic freshness…Readers who can track down the 2002 are in store for something truly great.”
In a nutshell, this is THE perfect champagne which will for sure bring you immense joy!
These are from original cases which were damaged on arrival but as per the photos are in pristine condition. Contact your account manager or simply click on the “Shop now” button if you would like to secure some before the festive season!
Offered subject to remaining unsold. Available from our Singapore cellars in 6-8 weeks.
2002 Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne
60 bottles (x75cl) @ SGD$ 500/ bottle (inc GST $540)
“Taittinger’s 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is off the charts. I have tasted the 2002 now many times, and it has never been less than thrilling. A vivid kaleidoscope of pure Chardonnay aromas and flavors opens up in the glass. The 2002 is at once incredibly rich yet also totally weightless and impeccable in its balance. All the classic Comtes notes are there, but with a level of detail and nuance I don’t think I have ever seen before. The 2002 is breathtakingly beautiful today, but also appears to have the stuffing to age for decades. Personally, I would be looking to buy the 2002 in magnums if at all possible. Sadly, there is little wine to go around as 2002 was a very short crop. Readers who can track down the 2002 are in store for something truly great. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2042.”
98 Points Antonio Galloni
“The 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is beginning to drink very well, wafting from the glass with a brilliant bouquet that mingles aromas of pear, citrus confit and dried fruits with notions of marzipan, brioche, oyster shell and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, with a layered and multidimensional core, considerable concentration and a long, penetrating finish. Racy and precise though the wine is, this is a somewhat broader, richer rendition of Comtes than the compelling 2008 that preceded it in this tasting, but it’s hard to choose between the two in terms of quality.”
98 Points William Kelley
“We started with a sensational 2002 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne. My word, this is exquisite, representing everything I adore in champagne. Limpid gold in hue, it has a compelling bouquet of walnut, smoke, dried honey and shucked oyster shells that I found utterly entrancing. The palate does not disappoint, displaying an irresistible rounded texture and perfectly pitched acidity that cuts through the flavors of lemon curd, orange pith and crushed stone. It was as if this champagne tries to give you everything you desire, and does it with such aplomb that you cannot help but be smitten. I have no doubt that it will cruise at a high altitude for many years. (Drink between 2020-2040)”
98 Points Neal Martin
“This is showing incredible complexity with notes of preserved lemons, beeswax, chamomile, quince and porcini mushrooms. Salted caramel also. It’s full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with rich and salty layers. Fantastic freshness, too. Powerful and keeps going. This was disgorged in 2012. Ten years on the lees and ten years in bottle. Drink or hold.”
99 Points James Suckling
Terms & Conditions
Offer ends on Monday 30th October 2023 l No further discount l Immediate payment required l Delivery fees ($32.40) waived for purchases above $500 before GST excluding airports | Cancellation of orders not allowed l Orders to be collected/delivered within 3 months upon stock availability l Offered Ex-Singapore & subject to remaining unsold