Live Virtual Auction, 25 July 2021

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Sold for

R 7 035
Lot 9
Taittinger; Vintage Brut; 2006; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 7 035

About this Item

Vintage Brut, 2006
6 (1 x 6) 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.

Critics Ratings

‘Well-knit and elegant, with a creamy mousse the texture of raw silk, this features a delicate mesh of lemon meringue pie, dried apricot, slivered almond and fresh ginger. The bright acidity carries the range of flavors through to the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2026.’ - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, 92/100 (Nov 2014)

‘Light yellow-gold. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet presents fresh orchard and citrus fruits, white flowers and buttered toast, with a mineral element adding urgency. Fleshy and focused on the palate, offering intense fig and pear flavors and a suggestion of smokiness. Puts on weight in the glass and finishes with resonating minerality and excellent spicy length.’ - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 92/100 (Dec 2014)

Provenance

Wine Cellar Private Client


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