(2009 disgorgement): 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. There's a lot of reserve wine in this blend and it shows.
Yellow-gold with a fine, steady bead. Seductively perfumed bouquet of ripe pear, sweet butter, toasty lees and floral honey, with a suave spicy undertone. Smooth and sappy on entry, then gains vivacity and minerality in the middle palate, offering lively orchard fruit, citrus and mineral flavors. Penetrating and deeply concentrated but carrying no excess fat, and finishing with strong smokiness and minerality. This is higher-pitched than last year's bottling.
A Champagne To Adore
By Avellar12569603, December 06, 2007
Gorgeous! I adore Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne. It tastes rich like vintage champagne. I love the toasty profile like fresh baked brioche with ginger butter and pear chutney. It's definitely a champagne to savour and take a load off with!
Nice Bubbles for the Buck
By balch12400541, December 05, 2007
I typically like more mature champagnes with notes of toast and biscuit. Charles Heidsieck was surprisingly good and had those great sur lie notes I really like and a great value to boot. Also great with food. We had it with smoked salmon on a Sunday morning brunch. You cannot go wrong!
Average rating: 4.15(13 ratings)