90 POINTS | Decanter.
93/100 | Gilbert & Gilliard.
17/20 | Jancis Robinson.
SILVER MEDAL | International Wine Challenge.
Taittinger is heralded worldwide as a Champagne of great finesse, elegance and understated power. Their Prelude Grand Crus Brut is composed of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir from their top Grand Crus vineyards. Taittinger have created a perfectly balanced Champagne. The minerality of the Chardonnay is complemented by the expressive fruit of Pinot Noir. Go on. Spoil yourself.
The winery writes "The brilliant body is pale yellow with silver highlights, a sign 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 undertones. The entry onto the palate is clean and lively, dominated by very exceedingly fresh citrus notes. These segue into much fuller, rounder and silkier flavours where white peaches in syrup predominate. The finish is rich, lingering and bursting with flavour. Prélude «Grands Crus» is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity. Its balance of freshness and aromatic expression is outstanding"