Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru Champagne is composed of Chardonnay (50%) and Pinot Noir (50%) and only selected from their top Grands Crus vineyards. Produced only using first press wines, this beautiful blend offers the finesse and structure that a great wine needs if it is to be laid down for any length of time. On the palate, this wine strikes the perfect balance of the instantly minerally Chardonnay and the strongly expressive Pinot Noir. Aged for more than five years in the cellar, the Prélude cuvée is unique for its remarkable youth and great wealth of flavours.
17 Points - Jancis Robinson
Very pale gold. Showing substantially more development and breadth than the other NV Taittingers tasted alongside. Little bit of pineapple and brioche. Rich and broad of beam, like an apple pie with a charge of electric acidity leaving a tingle on the tongue. Fine, yet there is satisfying density and depth. Less aperitif and perhaps more of a match for a sliver of Comté.