Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve (750ml)

Sparkling from Champagne, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Champagne Charlie was a legendary character; the son of Charles-Henri Heidsieck, himself the nephew of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, she the co-founder of Piper Heidsieck. The tales of heroics run throughout Charlie's family. His father went down in history for his antics in 1811, storming into Moscow ahead of Napoleon on his galloping white stallion, cases of Champagne at the ready to celebrate. It didn't matter the victor to Charles-Henri, he was there to celebrate and sell some wine! Charlie had that same salesmanship. He popularized real Champagne in America for the first time after forming his eponymous firm in 1851. New York lit up; banquets, balls and parties galore celebrating the man they affectionately named "Champagne Charlie." Modern-day celebrations are just as festive, especially if you're pouring the Brut Rosé Reserve. Bottle aged for more than three years, it's a complex, decadent bubbly. Heidsieck's Brut Reserve benefits from that same bottle aging, its deeply complex notes of toast and stone fruits making a true category crusher. Can't go wrong with Champagne Charlie; fame and history on your side.


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.

92+ points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

An elegant Champagne, bright and mouthwatering, offering flavors of black currant, lemon curd, toasted almond candied ginger set on a silky mousse and lingering on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 4,000 cases imported.

92 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

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