Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

9.2257 ratings
9.266 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
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David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

It’s a little birthday pre-celebration for the birthday girl before we head north tomorrow for a big Bordeaux tasting and dinner to celebrate.

That’s her enjoying the afternoon sun in the D&S Lounge on her day off. Happy Birthday Sofia! Love you.

As for the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, it never disappoints.

The palate shows beautiful mousse, green & golden apple, pineapple juice, some pear, a touch of cider, lemon & lime zest, kiwi, green melon, notes of caramel, baguette crust, mixed greens, saline, sea fossils & spray, grainy, grey volcanic minerals, low intensity white spice, thick, powdery chalkiness, spring flowers, jasmine, soft, crisp acidity and a well balanced & polished finish.

Photos of; the birthday queen on her throne, her birthday bouquet, long shot of our yard and a nice fall sunset with a glass of celebration nectar. 😜🎉🎊🎂🥂

It’s a little birthday pre-celebration for the birthday girl before we head north tomorrow for a big Bordeaux tasting and dinner to celebrate.

That’s her enjoying the afternoon sun in the D&S Lounge on her day off. Happy Birthday Sofia! Love you.

As for the Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve, it never disappoints.

The palate shows beautiful mousse, green & golden apple, pineapple juice, some pear, a touch of cider, lemon & lime zest, kiwi, green melon, notes of caramel, baguette crust, mixed greens, saline, sea fossils & spray, grainy, grey volcanic minerals, low intensity white spice, thick, powdery chalkiness, spring flowers, jasmine, soft, crisp acidity and a well balanced & polished finish.

Photos of; the birthday queen on her throne, her birthday bouquet, long shot of our yard and a nice fall sunset with a glass of celebration nectar. 😜🎉🎊🎂🥂

Nov 2nd, 2019
Michael Herzog

Just one of my favorites. Never disappoints and one of the best for the price.

Just one of my favorites. Never disappoints and one of the best for the price.

Mar 12th, 2019
Shay A
9.3

It was 19 in TX Tues, hailed yesterday, and is 80 degrees today. Welcome to spring in TX.

I love the info on the back of these bottles as they give detail to the base vintage and when they were disgorged. This is ‘08 base, disgorged 2017.

Right up my alley. I’d call this oxidative, but not overly so. There is a Krug-ness about this style. It’s toasty and savory with a little caramel, toffee and baked apple. Creamy. For my personal taste, while I enjoy all champagne cold, this is one of the few styles that holds up well even once it warms up slightly as there isn’t a lot of tartness here.

It was 19 in TX Tues, hailed yesterday, and is 80 degrees today. Welcome to spring in TX.

I love the info on the back of these bottles as they give detail to the base vintage and when they were disgorged. This is ‘08 base, disgorged 2017.

Right up my alley. I’d call this oxidative, but not overly so. There is a Krug-ness about this style. It’s toasty and savory with a little caramel, toffee and baked apple. Creamy. For my personal taste, while I enjoy all champagne cold, this is one of the few styles that holds up well even once it warms up slightly as there isn’t a lot of tartness here.

Mar 9th, 2019
Web Bond

2008 Base wine; Disgorged during 2015; 40% Reserve wine with an average age of 10 years.

2008 Base wine; Disgorged during 2015; 40% Reserve wine with an average age of 10 years.

Nov 24th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Complex and vibrant champagne, baked brioche, candied green apple and honey

Complex and vibrant champagne, baked brioche, candied green apple and honey

Nov 11th, 2018
Scott Rowe

Xmas Champagne/Sparkling tasting.

Xmas Champagne/Sparkling tasting.

Dec 19th, 2016
Jim Lindsay

Small brioche flavours a little wide but not flabby.

Small brioche flavours a little wide but not flabby.

Dec 8th, 2016
Rupert Taylor

Lot number 3006536
spotted in duty free in KL.
Post mis en cave, pre new bottle shape.
In brilliant nick. Lemon curd and beeswax on lightly toasted brioche. Very vinous and round so I'm guessing it's based on '03.

Lot number 3006536
spotted in duty free in KL.
Post mis en cave, pre new bottle shape.
In brilliant nick. Lemon curd and beeswax on lightly toasted brioche. Very vinous and round so I'm guessing it's based on '03.

Nov 11th, 2015
Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.8

BO'S tasting - 60% 07 vintage with 10 further back vintages in blend - no oak treatment - an opulent wine - probably the best NV on the market in Oz - "a clean Krug!"

BO'S tasting - 60% 07 vintage with 10 further back vintages in blend - no oak treatment - an opulent wine - probably the best NV on the market in Oz - "a clean Krug!"

Aug 19th, 2015
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

9.1

Charles never disappoints

Charles never disappoints

Aug 1st, 2015