Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV Champagne

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
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Jeroboam shown below comes in wooden box
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV - 75cl Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV - 75cl   £34.95 £36.95 £42.95
Jeroboam
- 4 bts - 3.0L
£395.95
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Overview
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV contains a blend of 40% reserve wines (with an average age of ten years) and spends a minimum of three years ageing on the lees: twice the length required for a non-vintage. To achieve the depth and complexity of the House style, Charles Heidsieck then age their non-vintage for a further three years after disgorgement, again much longer than the legal requirement of just fifteen months. Chef de Cave, Cyril Brut sees the reserve wines used in the blending in two categories. 5-10 years old are 'vin medicines' - 'doctor wines', added to the blend, they affect the acidity, whilst the older reserve wines, 10-20 years old are 'vins d'épices' - 'spice wines' added for complexity and intensity. It is this large proportion of mature reserve wines and the extra ageing process that makes Brut Réserve NV one of the world's best non-vintage champagnes - often compared in quality to the prestige cuvées of other producers.

We are currently selling Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV based on 2008, so 60% of the assemblage is from 2008 and the other 40% is a blend of reserves wines from older vintages.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | 60 Crus | Chardonnay: Oger | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay | Pinot Meunier: Verneuil
Grape Varieties: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier
Base Vintage: 2008
Reserve Wine: 40%
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: 2014
Dosage: 11.2 g/l

Tasting Note: Pale gold with fine and persistent bubbles, this has wonderfully complex aromas of ripe apricot and almond. On the palate it's extremely creamy, rich and fresh and also surprisingly nutty - likely a consequence of the age and high percentage of reserve wines. This is without doubt one of the best non-vintages around.

Just 125 jeroboams of Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV have been released worldwide. This is the first time the House have produced their non-vintage in jeroboam format and they are beautifully presented in a branded Limited Edition wooden gift box (as shown in the bottom left picture).
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Sep 2017
17/20
“2010 base. Disgorged March 2017, to be released at the end of 2017. No 2009 base was made so they jumped to a 2010 base.
Extremely powerful nose powers out of the glass! A certain sweet creaminess on the nose. Really quite rich. Very much more rounded and welcoming than the blend based on 2008. Not that many houses have a seven-year-old NV on the market! Real bullseye for the Charles style. Tastes readier than the 2008 base – a real standout.
Drink 2017-2022”
Stephan Reinhardt,
RobertParker.com,
Jun 2016
89/100
“Blended with a high percentage of matured reserve wines, this NV Brut Reserve is based on 2008 and was disgorged in 2014. Clear and complex on the nose, this is a round and elegant, highly finesse-full and lifted cuvée with a silky texture ,and delicate nougat and herbal flavors. The minty finish reveals a remarkably good structure.”
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Apr 2016
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93/100
“Age-complexed, plentiful coffee and cream, vanilla-laden super toasty nose with dried fruit sweetness. Yeasty fullness charms on the mellow, complex and concentrated palate. Velvety without losing its vitality. Blockbuster style with immaculate freshness and seamlessness. Beautiful. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser and many-fold award-winner - Gold at the 2014 CSWWC.”
Tom Cannavan,
Wine-Pages.com,
Dec 2015
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93/100
“For the fourth year myself and my colleagues presented our Ultimate Champagne Evening that truly was an embarrassment of riches with magnificent wines like the Krug Grand Cuvée, the Cristal 1995 and the Dom Pérignon P2-1998 just brilliant. But as each costs £100 or considerably more, I've plumped for my value for money star of the evening: with up to 40% of old reserve wines, the nose is mature and nutty, with so much toasty brioche richness and a fat, ripe nectarine fruit too, but then the palate shimmers with elegant and delightful acid balance. A great Champagne.”
Alison Napjus,
WineSpectator.com,
Sep 2015
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93/100
“A rich and toasty style that’s framed by vivid acidity, this shows lovely integration and an expressive palate of coffee liqueur, baked peach and roasted hazelnut.”
Alison Napjus,
WineSpectator.com,
Sep 2015
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93/100
“Rich and creamy, this harmonious Champagne is expressive, with brioche, crystallized honey, black currant and toasted marshmallow flavours, accented by hints of verbena, baked peach and chopped nut. Vibrant and focused through to the lasting, saline tinged finish.”
Richard Juhlin,
ChampagneClub.com,
May 2015
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88/100
“From a hundred or so villages and 40% reserve wines Daniel Thibault makes one of the very best non-vintage champagnes produced by a large house. With a couple of years extra storage in the bottle it develops a high-class nose of toasted bread and a long complex fruitiness with a smooth aftertaste of toffee.”
Josh Reynolds,
VinousMedia.com,
Jan 2015
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91/100
“Light, bright orange. Intensely perfumed scents of raspberry, orange zest, white flowers and chalky minerals. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering vibrant red berry and blood orange flavors and a complicating hint of brioche. The floral quality comes back strong on the very long, incisive finish, which features a subtle anise quality and smoky minerality.”
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
May 2014
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17.5/20
“Complex nose and very well balanced palate. Seems definitely ready.”
Roger Voss,
winemag.com,
Dec 2014
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93/100
“Fresh and fruity while also rich and full in the mouth, this is a superbly balanced nonvintage selection. It is not quite dry with its apple and citrus fruits both given some softness. Disgorged in 2012, it already has two years bottle age that has rounded out the wine.”
Gilbert & Gaillard,
gilbertgaillard.com,
Oct 2012
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90/100
“Beautiful light gold. Endearing nose intermixing fruity, brioche and biscuit notes. Fleshy, full and melted palate showing lovely refined bubbles and freshness. Closely-integrated and harmonious. A nicely crafted dry Champagne.”
Antonio Galloni,
VinousMedia.com,
Oct 2008
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86/100
“A fresh, floral wine with attractive pear and apple fruit, and an accessible personality”
Bought directly from Charles Heidsieck's UK agent Liberty Wines, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
Eurocave

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