Category: Heidsieck, Charles

Charles Heidsieck: Charlie 1983

Deep yellow golden with a perfectly soft effervescence and fat tears on the glass. Very deep and layered nose of incense, fireplace smoke, old library with polished furniture, sandalwood, violets, chestnuts and very complex herbaceous notes going towards yellow Chartreuse. After a while in the glass you get freshly roasted coffee beans and candied citrus
Rating category: 95+

Charles Heidsieck: Rosé Réserve (2014)

Base 2008 disgorged in 2014. Made of 28% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Meunier and 44% Pinot Noir with 20% reserve wines. On the nose we get blood orange, rhubarb, redcurrant jam, crumble dough, apple-pear syrup, sourdough, frangipanes and a mild nuttiness. It has a soft, silky texture. On the palate we get blood orange, griottes cherry,candied citrus, wild strawberry,
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Heidsieck: Vintage 2005

Made with 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. Orange-lemon chutney, honey, lemon curd, marzipan, jasmine flowers, dates, wild strawberry and fresh hazelnut. The mouthfeel is quite tight and young. On the palate we get crisp citrus fruits, pomelo, sweet banana, dried apricot and honey with a lovely undertone of cacao and warm fenugreek tones. It has that whirlpool effect
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Heidsieck: Brut Réserve (Base 2008)

Disgorged in 2014. Made of ⅓ Chardonnay, ⅓ Pinot Meunier and ⅓ Pinot Noir with 40% reserve wines. Light golden color with tiny bubbles and nice mousse in the glas. Seductive nose of duck liver paté, crumble dough, redcurrant, ripe pear, figs, the smell of a walk in the forest, sea shells, sunflowers and green leaves. After a longer
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Heidsieck: Rosé Vintage 1999

[English] Salmon rose color with reflections of copper and very fine bubbles. In the nose, we get fireworks, gingerbread, orange marmalade, wild strawberry, raspberry, roses, cedar wood, duck fat, pink pepper, raw mushroom and a of tip of polishing wax. The mouthfeel is full bodied but has a granular feel to it. The attack is
Rating category: 80-89

Charles Heidsieck: Blanc des Millénaires 1995

[English] Made from 100% Chardonnay. Golden color with very fine bubbles and  oily tears in the glass. The nose is a symphony of aromas. In the base of the fragrance we get saltiness, fries fried in lard followed by smoked lemon and candied lemon, pepper, candied ginger, toffee, english orange marmalade, pear and fig syrup, mimolette
Rating category: 95+

Charles Heidsieck: Brut Millésimé 1983

[English] I did not write a review for this wine because it seemed an act of impertinence to do so. This wine tells you a story, it has a history and soul. Playful like a child but distinguished like a true gentleman. Not overwhelming and totally in balance with itself. It makes you forget pain
Rating category: 95+

Charles Heidsieck: Blanc des Millénaires 1990

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Brilliant golden color with very fine effervescence. On the nose we get: mountain spring water, chalk, Cox Orange Pippin apple with a dot of calvados liquor, lemon, young Gouda cheese, smoke, a little caramel, honey and some freshly ground coffee. A second smell revealed Marseille soap (which smells absolutely fresh
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Heidsieck: Blanc des Millénaires 1985

[English] Made of 100% Chardonnay. Golden color with very fine bubbles.  Seductive, ripe aroma of: honey, toffee, fermented yeasts,  ripe citrus, yellow fruits,  mushroom, caramel, wax and a little bit of Sauternes. After a while more green elements came forward such as: fern, green coffee. The taste is sructured and precise. The mouthfeel is quite
Rating category: 90-95

Charles Heidsieck: Blancs des Millenaires 1983

[English] Made with 100% Chardonnay. Polished golden color with fine bubbles. Full, war, Romantic aroma of: beurre noisette, butter candy, honey, peach, Boskoop apple, Perigord truffle, fig, roasted nougat, fried onion, cigar humidor, fine cognac, freshly ground coffee and a haze of perfect minerality. * blinks away a tear * The mouthfeel is majestic, rich
Rating category: 95+