Taittinger Millesime Champagne 2008 Wine Review
Taittinger Millesime Champagne 2008
Champagne A.C., France
Community Reviews: 18
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 95/100
A benchmark Champagne and an interesting example of how this sparkling wine ages gracefully and to great complexity. Aromas of green apple, freshly based bread and pear. A long, satisfying finish. Great core of minerality. Pair with fresh shellfish.
Champagne food pairings: pasta with cheese-based sauce, caviar, shellfish, seafood risotto.
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This Taittinger Millesime Champagne 2008 was reviewed on January 31, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Cherie Cole rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
The perfect Champagne for a celebration or special occasion. Red apple, fresh baguette, pink grapefruit with a lively acidity and long, pleasant finish. Tasted January 31, 2016.
|Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
This is a wonderfully elegant vintage Champagne, brilliant pale straw, 12.5% ABV, fine persistent bubbles. With aromatics of lime zest, yeast, a hint of grapefruit and hazelnut. Long finish with persistence of bread, nut, lime. This wine is built to enjoy and is ready to age further offering continued evolution. Tasted Jan 2016. Enjoy 2016-2022.
|Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Presentation: Classic bottle, elegant.
Appearance: Light yellow
Nose: Slate, light citrus and floral notes
Taste: A million tiny bubbles exploding in the mouth with lemon notes in the back.
Finish: A nice lemon finish.
Overall impression: A nice synergy between the bubbles and the lemons. Will pair with whatever you want. But drink it on its own; it will be well worth it.
Value: 4 out of 5
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Aromas of bread, almonds and citrus. The palate offers sweet apple crisp, peach and some citrus. A wonderful Champagne that will be crowd pleasing for all occasions.
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Great way to start a tasting session! Beautiful, elegant bubbly with generous, fine mousse; lime-zesty, biscuit, barely-there yeastiness and a long, lingering finish. Champers for a celebration!
|Terry Jeans - Certified S rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
A fantastic champagne from a year that started out difficult but finished well to make for a balanced fresh acidity and ripeness. Easy to drink on a special occasion! Highly recommended.
|Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:|
Perfect special occasion wine! Delicated and persistent creamy mousse. Essence of green apple, lemon zest, toast, nuts, warm fresh baked bread, baking spices. Light-bodied with lively acidity that opens the taste buds and preps them for another sip. This Champagne will leave you wondering " does it get any better than this?" Sip on it's own as a toast or...just because. *sigh*
Tasted: January 2016
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Beautiful and classic. Apple, toasted bread and butter, and pear. Perfect for toasty a big celebration, and enjoy every sip.
|Nick Onischuk - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
The Taittinger Millesime Champagne 2008 is a bottle you must try! Apple, pear, lime and fresh baked bread. Tasted January 31, 2016 (93/100)
|Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
This is the Oscar-winning movie star in the line-up! Aromas of juicy red apples, toasted almonds, baked pears, and a hint of citrus notes. Consistent and plentiful bubbles that keep on giving. Never a disappointment. Time to celebrate? Pop! Fizz...
Tasted January 2016.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
Here we have an alluring and beautifully crafted Champagne by Taittinger. This sparkling wine pours with a brilliant pale gold appearance and hundreds of fine pearlescent bubbles. Predominant aromas include baked apple, apricot purée, citrus blossoms and freshly baked almondine croissants. The palate shows a mouthwatering acidity balanced with an off-dry sweetness, a rich mouthfeel and a refreshing finish. The predominant flavours include: green apple, apricot, orange peel and crisp minerality. This is a fine bottle that pairs well with celebrating monumentous occassions: be it a wedding toast, milestone birthday or anniversary. Also, traditional method sparkling wines, especially Taittinger, pairs very well with oysters and sashimi. Tasted Jan 2016.
|Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A gorgeous vintage Champagne, with a touch of sweetness, making it ideal to enjoy with celebratory toasts. Fresh and lively, the sweet orchard fruit is front and centre, melon and honeysuckle, followed by sweet almond croissant. Balanced, with lovely fresh fruit and baked bread on the long finish. A very persistent mousse that cleanses the palate and leaving the taster craving the next sip. A beautiful crowd-pleasing vintage Champagne. Highly recommended. 93+ points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:|
A pretty pale straw Champagne, and a great example of one done very well. Aromas of pear, biscuit, minerality, and green apple, brought to your node by the tiniest of bubbles. Bright acidity with flavours of green apple and pear, and a touch of sweeter apricot. A good champagne like this pairs well with just about anything. Spoil yourself; try it with bacon and eggs for breakfast on a special day.
|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
"A party in your mouth" - is exactly what this Champagne tastes like. Hints of lemon, and floral on the nose….and on the palate - an inherent richness with flavors of citrus and floral intertwined with a flurry of dancing bubbles. Simply put, it is delicious. Well done.
|Valérie Dufour - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
The nose is complex with aromas of green apple and croissant. The mouth is full with minerality and acidity and serves as a reminder that champagne can age beautifully and that vintage champagne are made for the table. Would be great with coquille saint-jacques.
|Gwen Barton rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
Lovely champagne with easily found pear, citrus, green apple and biscuit aromas. Wonderful acidity with hint of bitter almond on the finish. Pass the chips please,
|Toasty oak and brioche on the nose invites you further in. On the palate, this Champagne has tremendous complexity. It's robust and beautifully structured yet refreshing. - Community Wine Reviews|
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