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The January 2020 Auction: Part 3

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Auction Ends: 1/16/2020 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #79. Taittinger Comte de Champagne Brut Rosé 2004

Description: Consists of 6 Bottles, 0.75L
Region: France, Champagne.
Score: 96+ JG.
"The 2004 Comtes de Champagne Rosé has blossomed beautifully over the year that has passed since the last time I had the pleasure to taste this great wine, and it is now wide open on both the nose and palate, while still retaining the bounce and cut found in the very best examples of the racy 2004 vintage. The stunning bouquet offers up a superb blend of cherries, strawberries, a nice touch of orange zest, gentle smokiness, a beautifully complex base of chalky soil tones, wheat toast and a topnote of dried rose petals. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with a lovely, wide open personality, a great core of fruit and simply flawless balance. This is just an exquisite bottle of Rosé, with utterly refined mousse, laser-like focus and great cut and grip on the very complex and boundless finish. A year ago I thought this wine was still a touch tight and in need of a bit of bottle age to fully blossom, but one year on, the structure here has unfolded superbly and this wine is simply a joy to drink today. The seamless structure here will carry this beauty a long way into the future, but this wine is so good right now that it borders on irresistible. The 2004 will go down as one of the greatest recent vintages of Comtes de Champagne Rosé." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46
Notes: OC.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,600

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