Yesterday Greg and I had the pleasure of tasting the Brut Reserve bottling from Charles Heidsieck and we were truly impressed with the quality this non-vintage Champagne delivers. With notes of nectarine, toasted nuts and honey on the nose and bright zingy lemon zest on the tongue, this elegant Champagne finishes with a woven, seamless texture that is elegant, rich and creamy…..just lovely. This Champagne is made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier in equal thirds and is sourced from top vineyard sites in Champagne. This is truly a great value from the Champagne region and the perfect bubbly for your holiday party or gift-giving needs.
NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve 750ml
Graileys Price $59.99 per btl
$55 on 6 packs
“Based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by fully 40% old reserve wines, the new release of Charles Heidsieck’s NV Brut Réserve was disgorged earlier this year. It’s showing very well, opening up in the glass with notes of green apple, dried white flowers, pear, candied peel and walnuts. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack and a racier, tighter-knit core than either the 2012- or 2010-base renditions, displaying good concentration and underlying richness. This is a bottling that continues to punch above its weight and which both merits and rewards a few years in the cellar before opening.”