Taittinger Prelude Champagne
The blend comprises 50% Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs (Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger) and 50% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims area (Bouzy, Ambonnay), thus obtaining the finesse and structure which a great champagne requires if it is to be laid down for any length of time. The color is brilliant, pale yellow with silvery highlights, evidence of the high proportion of Chardonnay. The bubbles are fine and form a lasting and delicately creamy ring of mousse. The nose is subtle and fresh. The initial mineral aromas quickly develop into green, floral scents with hints of elderflower and spicy cinnamon overtones. On the palate, its flavors are dominated by intensive fresh citrus fruit. These then give way to a much fuller, well-bodied and mellow taste with flavors reminiscent of white peaches in syrup. The finish is long, rich and extremely expressive.
To conclude, Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity, striking a perfect balance between freshness and aromatic expression.