Designed by the Senegalese Artist, Amadou Sow, it is called "Cosmic Pearls," which represents a star-studded African night sky. There are only 7,000 units worldwide, which is fewer than in previous Collection releases. Taittinger only makes Collection series wines in the best vintages, and as 2002 was such a great year in Champagne, the 50% Chardonnay / 50% Pinot Noir juice in the bottle is sure to be fantastic.
Region: Champagne, France
Grape Varietal: 50% Chardonnay & 50% Pinot Noir
Rating: Vinous 91
Tasting Note: Bright gold with a fine bead. Smoky, powerfully scented bouquet displays lemon custard, buttery brioche and dried flowers. A spicy, focused midweight, offering juicy pear and mineral flavors and a late note of bitter lemon zest. Gains power with air and finishes with lingering pear and mineral notes.