Galloni 97+ point
The 2006 Comtes de Champagne is striking, especially in the way it brings together elements of ripeness and freshness in a hypothetical blend of the 2002 and 2004. Smooth and creamy on the palate, the 2006 is all about texture. There is a real feeling of density and weight in the 2006, qualities I expect to see grow with time in the bottle. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. The 2006 has been nothing short of magnificent both times I have tasted it. Comtes de Champagne remains the single best value (in relative terms) in tête de cuvée Champagne. I suggest buying a case and following it over the next 20-30 years, which is exactly what I intend to do. There is little doubt the 2006 Comtes de Champagne is a magical Champagne in the making.
James Suckling 94 point
Very fresh expression of pure chardonnay finished with Taittinger's signature toasty layer of autolysis, caramelized grilled nuts, brulée and a wealth of bright, fresh, pure lemon cirrus fruits. The palate has a superfine thread of acidity buried under peach and nectarine fruits. Long, even, focused and powerful, it finishes long and fine
Jancis Robinson 18/20 point
Very fine bead. Tight, focused nose. Very introvert, taut palate. I have just been tasting Trento fizz and the energy and introversion of this wine is notable by contrast. Very much a Blanc de Blancs in its lean, clean, sleek format. Very tight. This doesn't really seem quite ready although I'm sure it will bloom into a great wine. Very contained; the opposite of flamboyant