Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus NV


SKU 771



Taittinger Prelude, a non-vintage blend of Grand Cru sites, uses around 50% Chardonnay from the Cotes des Blancs and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. This Champagne expresses real finesse and lots of aromatics on the palate, and a lovely honeyed finish.

Category Sparkling Wine
Country France
Region Champagne
Appellation Reims
Brand Taittinger
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastMade only from grand cru vineyards, this latest release from Taittinger is in a crisp and dry style, profiting from ripe fruit, lifted with citrus and kiwi fruit flavors, a pure line of acidity and a hint of soft toast.

Roger Voss, November 30, 2009
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorFine and lacy in texture, this clean-cut Champagne in an aperitif style offers a subtle mix of patisserie apple and pear, lemon zest, pickled ginger and orchard blossom notes. Fresh, with a lightly toasty finish. Drink now through 2019. 600 cases imported

Alison Napjus
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe NV Brut Grand Cru Prelude is equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all from Grand Cru vineyards. This shows a compelling balance between the weight of the Pinot and the freshness of the Chardonnay in a soft, creamy style that is appealing. This is Lot L9346TA01300, disgorged October, 2009 (not indicated on label). Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.

Antonio Galloni, December 2010