Futurothèque project: not yet released, but next in line. The current vintage, 2006, is available in methuselah. This is Taittinger’s rarest wine. The aim is to produce a balance of the energy of Chardonnay and the best Pinot Noir. They say it’s a game between the ageing of these two varieties. The 30% Pinot Noir proportion is being reduced. They always release rosé Comtes after white Comtes. Deep strawberry pink. Smells of ash and sweetness – not as refreshing as some Comtes. Big and bold – not quite as refined as the white Comtes. Real grip, and some sweetness, on the end.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026
The 2007 Comtes de Champagne Rosé is a total knock-out. Racy and exuberant in the glass, the 2007 wraps around the palate with stunning textural depth and resonance. The 15% still Pinot adds structure and persistence to a creamy, inviting Rosé Champagne that will leave readers weak at the knees. Hints of rose petal, dried cherry, cinnamon and dried flowers meld into the sublime finish. This is about as good as it gets. Wow!
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038