Wine Enthusiast 97
The balance between ripeness and acidity that is the hallmark of this fine vintage is expressed well in this impressive wine. Tangy, with a strong streak of minerality, it is crisp and rich at the same time. For its fruitiness, it is ready to drink; for more maturity, it will need to age until 2018. Cellar Selection.Wine Spectator 93
An elegant Champagne, with vibrant acidity and a finely detailed mousse, this offer flavors of crème de cassis and poached pear, showing rich accents of smoky, toasted brioche and lemon curd. Offers a lingering, spiced finish.James Suckling 93
Taittinger's complexity is apparent here on the nose of this complex, rich and deeply powerful vintage Champagne. Flinty struck match reduction, toasty yeasty notes and bright lemon-infused citrus notes are all bursting from the glass amid savory, chalky minerals. The palate has a bold lemon citrus and peach fruit flavor to it, really saline, minerally and contained. Some glossy brulée-like notes to close. Drink now up to five years.