Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus Brut N.V.
96 pts Decanter:
The nose is shy and subtle, though notions of red apple, peppery rye crumb, stone and lemon emerge with more air. Tightly coiled, the palate suggests spicy riches with its insinuations of white pepper and tangerine peel. A lovely interplay of Pinot richness and Chardonnay slinkiness, showing depth, svelteness and elegance. It justs needs air to breathe. Gorgeous.
94 pts James Suckling:
Complex and very inviting nose of buttered bread, apricots, orange fruit, crushed chalk and salted almonds. Lovely texture and balance, with layers of fresh salinity and minerality. Medium-bodied.
93 pts Wine Advocate:
The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut Prélude Grands Crus is showing nicely, offering up aromas of pear, crisp stone fruit, warm biscuits and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and precise, with tangy acids and fine depth at the core, this is still a little reserved after what I suspect is quite a recent disgorgement, and it will merit a little patience.
93 pts Jeb Dunnuck:
The NV Champagne Grands Crus Prelude Brut is also based on the 2018 vintage and moves into a bit more decadence with crème brûlée, white flowers, red berries, and crushed chalk. The palate has an opulent mousse, although it is clean on the long finish, with orange marmalade and lightly confected fruit. With its more luxurious feel and a refreshing spine of acidity, this wines offers a lot of pleasure. Best After 2022.
這支由酒廠主人Claude Taittinger精心調配達到巔峯之頂級年份香檳酒，100%採用香檳區頂級葡萄園白丘（Côte des Blancs）的Chardonnay 及Montagne de Reims 的 Pinot Noir 釀造，故能得到絕佳香檳所應有之優雅和結構，需要在酒窖中陳釀五年多但蘊含著非凡的清爽感受，適合即時享用或長期儲存。