Taittinger's delicate, elegant style shows well in this beautifully balanced rosé. It moves towards very dry, giving flavors that are of pink grapefruit, along with toast and hazelnuts. The integration for such a relatively young wine is already there, and this is not a wine for aging—a reflection of the heat of the 2003 vintage. But for now, this is what a great rosé should be.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.