At the London International Wine and Spirits Fair 2005, Taittinger launched their new champagne: Taittinger Nocturne, which is claimed to be a “night-time” champagne, made with a blend of 40% chardonnay and 60% pinot noir and pinot meunier. The blend includes over 35 crus from a number of different vintages. RRP will be £31.99.
Courtesy of Hatch Mansfield, I tasted the Taittinger Nocturne together with the companion cuvée launched last year, Taittinger Prélude.
Rich and ripe with big flavours. Very full-on.
Taittinger Nocturne Sec
A very bland nose: just some very light stone fruit. On the palate, it's quite the contrary: rich and full. Off-dry, yet clean and fresh. Very elegant. But not earth-shattering.
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Last updated: 15 December 2005