For $20, nice red blend. Dark and deep colors, tastes and looks like a cab. I will buy again. — 16 days ago
Charles is in charge of my taste buds! Seriously though, Scott Baio is just terrible now. But this wine isn’t. Great taste for the price point! — 16 days ago
Charles Dofour might be one of my favorite champagne producers. This one has incredible structure and a little oxidative tasting initially that opens up to notes of hay and limestone. This is one of those champagnes that would pair really well with food. Opened New Year’s Eve 2022.￼ — 17 days ago
Vraiment beau, un équilibre exemplaire, vif, frais, fin, une rondeur et richesse bien dosée, belle finale de bonne longueur. Excellent.
Very nice bottle, a gorgeous balance between acidity and richness, fresh, fine, elegant, nice lengthy delicious finish. — a month ago
Not the greatest champagne year, but a wonderful example of a standout champagne that just needed a little bit of age to it. Charles Heidsieck has always been one of my favorite large house producers.
Right away, this showed a strawberry shortcake cookie profile. In the glass, copper color with plenty of bubbles. Sweet cranberry scone, orange zest, black cherries and black cranberries on the nose. Excellent mousse, creamy and absolutely open for business. I believe there is a decent percentage of still red wine here which shows in the vinous character. Ripping acidity. Similar to the aromatics this is mostly bright red/black fruit driven alongside a sweet/salty balance of yeast. Compared to the 2006, the finish is maybe not as complex/lengthy, but that’s a serious nitpick. This 2005 is a total home run for the vintage and will drink in this profile for at least 5+yrs. — 10 days ago
Laid in cellar 2009, disgorged 2017. Rich, bold, biscuity, hazelnuts. Lots of bright lemon. Very tense on first day. Much better day 2. — 8 days ago
Delightful as I’ve found most Charles Smith wines. It doesn’t ask too much of me but it gives a little more than it asks. Medium ripe gala apple. Honeysuckle vinaigrette on a salad of mostly greens but some are bitter. It’s down to hang. May raise a question or so (is this sweetness of just ripe fruit?) but mostly is agreeable. I would come back if she wants to get coffee — 18 days ago
Really liked this for $15, lots of flavor, not too fruit forward — 8 days ago