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25 Ratings
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve
$65.99 USD
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Wine Details

Region

ChampagneFrance

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Light, bright gold. Orange pith, pear and smoky lees on the fragrant nose. Rich, broad and fleshy but energetic, offering juicy orchard fruit flavors and notes of honeysuckle and buttered toast. Shows an exotic note of iodine on the sappy, persistent and smoky finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 Luxurious and inviting in style, this has toasty, vanillin aromas, compelling and complex fruit flavors, a creamy smooth texture and a lingering finish. Much better than when tasted last year. Drink now. To the eye A radiant, sustained and very luminous pale golden hue with fine and graceful bubbles.To the nose A first nose of pastry with notes of cocoa, pralin and fresh almonds, a delicious sensation half- read more...Wine Spectator Review Rated 91 Luxurious and inviting in style, this has toasty, vanillin aromas, compelling and complex fruit flavors, a creamy smooth texture and a lingering finish. Much better than when tasted last year. Drink now. To the eye A radiant, sustained and very luminous pale golden hue with fine and graceful bubbles.To the nose A first nose of pastry with notes of cocoa, pralin and fresh almonds, a delicious sensation half-way between richness, voluptuousness and subtlety that recalls tiramisu, candied fruits and French pastry parisbrest with its hazelnut tender cream. Fresh notes of aromatic herbs just picked such as dill or tarragon enhance the pastry impression.To the mouth A crisp and melting impression suggests the texture and lightness of wafer. The wine reveals itself through the fruity notes of white peaches, fresh almonds and pineapple or tropical candied fruits. (hide)

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine mousse with an excellent fresh, fruity nose showing typical 1985 finesse. Lovely, fine, elegant palate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1985 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/99.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From «nv» Vintage) Dubbed ldquo;Champagne Charlierdquo; by the wine press when he first marketed his Champagnes in the US in 1852, Charles Heidsieckrsquo;s name continues to live on in his full, round Champagnes. Winemaker Regis Camus now crafts the housersquo;s wines from more than 120 crus, with one-third of the production devoted to reserve wines. The wines showed better than ever this year, with a lot of vinous richness and depth from less aging. This is a robust wine with layered flavors of pain grille and dark-toned berry fruit. Deliciously rich, it finishes clean, for salmon sashimi.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From NV Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast