Taittinger Nocturne Sec
Wine EnthusiastIn the strange world of Champagne, Sec (dry) on the label means a wine that is less dry than Brut. It is more to do with fullness and weight than sugar. This wine bears ripe fruit, flavors of peaches, creamy pears and light nougat and spice character. Pair this with richly sauced foods.
Wine AdvocateThe NV Sec Nocturne offers good depth and richness in a soft, accessible style with good overall complexity and a round, generous personality. Admittedly, I am not a fan of Sec Champagnes, but this is a fine effort in its category. Disgorged: mid June, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.
Wine SpectatorSoft and off-dry, displaying peach and honey flavors backed by an underlying grapefruit accent. Drink now.