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Taittinger Prelude Pinot Noir Chardonnay

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When you consider the fruit for this juicy little Champagne is sourced from only the best vineyards in the region, it makes this bubbly quite the bargain. Smells of green apples, stone fruits and pears adorn the nose, along with hints of citrus and baked bread. The palate has a kiss of sweetness at first, but then transforms into a stone fruity and citrus explosion of flavours, with a lick of toast, a milky mouthfeel, fine bubbles, and a lush, creamy finish. Lovely stuff!

Winemaker's Notes

A brilliant, pale yellow colour with silver hints, a result of the high proportion of exceptional Chardonnays. The bubbles are fine and form a persistent and delicately creamy ring of foam. The wine is subtle and fresh on the nose. The initial mineral aromas quickly give way to green and then floral notes with the fragrance of elderflowers and spicy cinnamon notes. The palate is clean and lively, dominated by fresh citrus notes. it evolves into a full-bodied, round and silky wine with flavours of white peaches in syrup. The finish is rich lingering and bursting with flavours. Prelude is a wine that combines finesse and complexity. Its blanche of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding.

Prelude is a cuvee that makes an excellent aperitif or accompaniment to seafood dishes.

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Taittinger Prelude Pinot Noir Chardonnay

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Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer says
The clever thing about this wine is that there is an in-built ripeness (fruitiness) that fills out the middle palate and makes it one of the most succulent Champagnes on the shelves this year. This flavour doesn’t come across as sweetness, but instead it feels luxurious and hedonistic. While the nose swoops and soars in the glass, the palate tenderly caresses your taste-buds with its silky fingers, leaving you feeling more than aroused.
Taste Food & Wine Guide - 2008

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