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Taittinger Nocturne Champagne Wine Review

Taittinger Nocturne Champagne

Taittinger Nocturne Champagne

Champagne A.C., France

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $65.95

Drink: 2016-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Taittinger

Agent: Family Wine Merchants Inc.

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Toasty, bready and robust especially for a Champagne house known for the delicacy of its sparkling wines. This Champagne is a sparkling wine blend of 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. This is a special edition bottle of the Taittinger in purple glittering squares ("reflective tiles") meant to look like a disco ball. (It certainly does after several glasses of this bubbly.) The grapes are sourced from more than 30 different crus or villages and vineyards for the final blend: that's the magic of Champagne. This champagne has a slightly sweeter dosage than the regular bottles at 17.5 grams per litre and is combined is a long aging period in the winery's cellars to create a rich and robust bubbly ready for clubbing. Taittinger's Nocturne is matured for a minimum of 4 years before disgorgement (removing the dosage and sediment to put the final cork in) which creates richness and creaminess. Love this. Pair with sushi.

Champagne food pairings: steamed Dungeness crab, lobster thermidore.

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This Taittinger Nocturne Champagne was reviewed on January 11, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Impressive from the bottle inwards. Unique packaging wraps the bottle with bubbles meets fine bready crisp and tart bubbles on the inside. A wonderful accompaniment to a night out or a cozy evening in with food or on its own. Sure to please. I enjoyed tasting the Taittinger Nocturne with a jumbo sea scallop, shrimp and lobster paella. Quite frankly I'd have enjoyed it with almost anything. Well executed Champagne. Fine bubbles, great structure, brilliant acidity, well balanced and dry. An impressive aromatic profile of baked biscuits, almond croissant. Medium finish with persistence of freshly baked almond croissant. Tasted Jan 2017. Rated 92/100. A great choice for a festive Valentine's Day or a mid-winter nocturnal celebration.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Ready for a party? Then pop the Taittinger Nocture! Rich crusty bagguette, stewed apricots and citrus peel dominate the aromas and flavours. It's rich, creamy, off-dry (compared to other bubblies) and upholds a high mouthwatering acidity. Enjoy with crab cakes, smoked salmon or lobster rolls. Tasted Jan 2017 - @sommsosa / bespoketastings.ca

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