One of the few Grands Marques champagne house still in family ownership, Taittinger is renowned for their consistency and quality. Their cornerstone Brut Réserve is noted for its golden yellow colour and consistent, fine, lingering mousse. The nose is light and delicate with hints of fruits and brioche. The palate is lean, but has considerable depth and elegance with a long fresh finish. There is no specific drinking occasion for the Brut Réserve. Its elegance and lightness give it the flexibility to be the Champagne for the moment but it is always an excellent aperitif.