Single owner private wine collection

Timed Online Auction, 3 - 11 April 2023

Single owner private wine collection
About the Session

The wines have been sourced from a private collector, whose wines have been stored in an immaculate custom-built cellar. The collection showcases the best of the wine-making world and offers a range of options to suit any palate.


Sold for

ZAR 4 690
Lot 159
  • Taittinger; Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs; 1998; 1 (1 x 750ml); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 4 000 - 6 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 4 690

About this Item

1998 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs
1 (1 x 750ml) 750ml

Taittinger dates back to 1734 when the first owner worked with Benedictine monks to learn how to produce sparkling wine. It was only later, in 1932, that Pierre Taittinger acquired the estate and relaunched it under his family name. Taittinger is one of Champagne’s largest producers and is part of the Union des Maisons de Champagne, a syndicate of Champagne houses that includes the likes of Bollinger, Laurent Perrier, Moët & Chandon, and Louis Roederer. Taittinger owns four kilometers of chalk caves (originally dug out by the Romans) and is only one of five Champagne houses who uses them for cellaring.

The Comtes de Champagne is 100% Chardonnay from the grand cru villages Avize, Cramant, Chouilly, Beergers-les-Vertus, Vertus and Mesnil-sur-Oger. A small amount of the wine is aged in new French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2028.

Provenance

Private Client

Critics Ratings

'Deep gold straw. Smoky nose. Lots of lemon and creaminess. Layers and length. Quite rich. Seems sweeter than the 2007 and 2008.' - Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Jun 2019)

'Possibly the most famous Blanc de Blancs, this continues to be a yardstick. The style almost floats, a layer of bubbles that rests gently in the mouth, releasing great flavors of very crisp fruits and a texture that hovers between green apples and minerality. This is a classic.' - Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100 (Dec 2008)

'The 1998 Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne is simply beautiful. Sweet notes of honey are intermingled with candied citrus peel, flowers, smoke and minerals as this gorgeous wine opens up in the glass. Comtes de Champagne is always an understated, elegant wine, but its pedigree is impossible to miss.' - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Dec 2008)

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