1998 Taittinger, Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Comtes de Champagne (RT95) This beautiful, fully mature Comtes showed very well this evening as an expressive bouquet filled with swirls of deliciously ripe yellow stone fruit, smokey flint, and layers of brioche fill the glass. This is truly impressive as the blend of Grand Cru vineyards combine to create an alluring glass of precisely moussed wine. This has aged slow-and-steady and shows a freshness on the palate that few Tete de Cuvee’s from this vintage reveal. It should continue to show well for some time to come. Drink now-2033+, tasted September 2023