92 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2014 base; disgorged August 2017; 30% chardonnay, 55% pinot noir and meunier, 13–14% pinot noir red wine, mostly from the Montagne de Reims and Les Riceys (including 20% reserve red wines); 9g/L dosage). A traditional inclusion of 15% red wine has made Taittinger Rosé a fruity style. ‘We are looking for more freshness, more brilliance, more easy-drinking appeal and less heaviness,’ says Damien Le Sueur, who has decreased the red wine inclusion slightly in the 2014 base, and down to 12% in subsequent releases, as he has observed that there is ‘a huge difference’ between 12% and 14%. With a medium salmon crimson hue, Taittinger’s rosé leads out with layers of toasty, biscuity, roast almond complexity of maturity, underscored with the macerated red berries, pomegranates, crunchy red delicious apples and cracked pink pepper of pinot noir. The fine chalk minerality and lemon cut of chardonnay meld with fine-ground tannins, harmonised by well-integrated dosage. The aspiration of the house for its rosé is structure and a little touch of tannins, and this blend meets the brief with flair. A rosé of confident structure, it will step up to the proteins of pink meats. A bottle tasted at the house showed more fruit fragrance than in Australia, leaping out of the glass with candied raspberry and fresh strawberry flamboyance, though the palate was consistent. (2020-2021)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "[$85 list] Dried and macerated raspberry and cherry fruit flavors are accented by a thread of aromatic spice, smoke-tinged toasted brioche notes and chalky mineral scents in this fresh and focused rosé, with a fine, satiny mousse. Drink now through 2022. (12/15/19)"
92 points James Suckling: "Darker color. Lots of fruit and a creamy texture with cooked apples and cherries and strawberry undertones. Medium to full body. Delicious finish that is dry and fruity. Spicy. White pepper. Young strawberry at the end. Drink now. (3/11/21)"
91 points William Kelley (Wine Advocate): "The latest release of Taittinger's NV Brut Prestige Rosé is showing very well, revealing inviting aromas of red berries, plums, orange zest, crisp orchard fruit and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy but incisive, this bottling is based on the Brut Réserve, yet the addition of still red wine—much of which is produced in house—imparts structuring phenolics that complement the wine's generous core of fruit to great effect. Readers should not that this cuvée's clear glass makes it vulnerable to light strike, so it's especially important to buy properly stored bottles. Drink: 2020-2035. (Sep 2020)"
91 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The new bottling of Taittinger 'Prestige Rosé' non-vintage Brut is composed of a blend of fifty percent chardonnay, thirty percent pinot noir and twenty percent pinot meunier. It spent three years aging sur latte prior to disgorgement. Half of the pinot noir in the blend is vinified as still red wine. The wine offers up its classic deep salmon color and a lovely, vibrant nose of strawberries, blood orange, wheat toast, a fine base of chalky soil, delicate spice tones (nutmeg and a touch of saffron) and a touch of violets in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and nicely balanced, with a good core, refined mousse and fine length and grip on the zesty finish. This has excellent acidity and will age nicely, but is already drinking with style. 2017-2030+. (May/Jun 2017)"
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Blend||50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier|