Taittinger Brut La Francaise NV (1.5L)
90 Points, William Kelley, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut La Française is showing very nicely, bursting with aromas of pear, crisp orchard fruit, peach, bee pollen and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and vibrant, with a youthfully frothy mousse and fine depth at the core, it's seamless and charming, with plenty of upfront appeal but also a decade's aging potential." 09/20
90 Points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator: "A bright Champagne in an aperitif style, with the lively mousse carrying an appealing, easy-drinking mix of poached white cherry, pastry cream and candied ginger notes. Drink now. 47,000 cases imported." 12/19
91 Points, View From the Cellar: "The current release of Taittinger’s non-vintage Brut “la Française” is comprised of a cépages of forty percent chardonnay, thirty-five percent pinot noir and twenty-five percent pinot meunier. It is aged between three and four years sur latte prior to disgorgement, so I suspect that this is from the base year of 2015. The wine offers up a bright and classy bouquet of apple, lemon, chalky soil tones, bread dough and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and very nicely balanced, with a good core, elegant mousse and lovely length and grip on the fairly complex finish. This is a very good iteration of Brut “la Française”. (Drink between 2020-2040)" 12/20
90 Points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: "Tasted from a half bottle, the rich and complex flavors of Brut La Française show just that extra touch of maturity. The wine has peach and almond flavors that contrast well with the taut, nervy edge. It's full in the mouth and ripe, and works well both as an apéritif and a food Champagne."