Charles Heidsieck

Millésimé Brut Champagne Blend

9.3184 ratings
9.454 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, 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
Top Notes For
Emily Kresie-Harrington

2012 vintage. Full-bodied with chalk, stewed apple, cherry, honeycomb, poached pear, yellow flowers. Long finish and vinous. Storm is starting to roll in, wishing a good-bye and good riddance to 2021!

2012 vintage. Full-bodied with chalk, stewed apple, cherry, honeycomb, poached pear, yellow flowers. Long finish and vinous. Storm is starting to roll in, wishing a good-bye and good riddance to 2021!

Jan 1st, 2022
Eric Crane

Sommelier & Educator Empire Wine Distributors

9.7

Wow. Butterscotch and crushed hazelnuts.

Wow. Butterscotch and crushed hazelnuts.

Jan 1st, 2022
Shay A
9.5

This came from a special release called La Collection Crayeres Mis En Caves, where Charles Heidsieck released old non vintage champagnes dating back to 1990 and all the way through 2001, alongside a somewhat late disgorged release of their 2000 vintage (this bottle). I opened a bottle of the 2001 MEC (which is a base vintage of 2000) a few weeks ago and it was corked. Thankfully I got a spectacular experience with this 2000!

I was able to enjoy this next to a ‘96 Krug, 15 Henri Giraud and a few other great champagnes. Richly colored in the glass, almost gold like. Distinct aromatics of pencil shavings/sawmill dust, toffee, espresso, and lemon scone. Lots of depth and richness on the palate as expected, but it’s amazingly fresh. Nougat, more lemon pastry notes and plenty of creamy mousse at the finish. In fact, there were a lot of similarities to the ‘96 Krug, but less ginger and slightly less finesse driven. Absolutely delightful!

This came from a special release called La Collection Crayeres Mis En Caves, where Charles Heidsieck released old non vintage champagnes dating back to 1990 and all the way through 2001, alongside a somewhat late disgorged release of their 2000 vintage (this bottle). I opened a bottle of the 2001 MEC (which is a base vintage of 2000) a few weeks ago and it was corked. Thankfully I got a spectacular experience with this 2000!

I was able to enjoy this next to a ‘96 Krug, 15 Henri Giraud and a few other great champagnes. Richly colored in the glass, almost gold like. Distinct aromatics of pencil shavings/sawmill dust, toffee, espresso, and lemon scone. Lots of depth and richness on the palate as expected, but it’s amazingly fresh. Nougat, more lemon pastry notes and plenty of creamy mousse at the finish. In fact, there were a lot of similarities to the ‘96 Krug, but less ginger and slightly less finesse driven. Absolutely delightful!

Oct 30th, 2021
Cameron Parry

Strawberries and cream... texture for days.

Strawberries and cream... texture for days.

Nov 8th, 2020
Isaac Pirolo

Waiting until the game is over felt daunting.

Waiting until the game is over felt daunting.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Jim Lindsay

Nice

Nice

Dec 8th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.4

Magnum. Perfect combo of the youthful, lemon peel and yellow pear notes with those layers of nougaty deliciousness that come with age!

Magnum. Perfect combo of the youthful, lemon peel and yellow pear notes with those layers of nougaty deliciousness that come with age!

May 25th, 2016
Lyn Farmer

Lovely brioche and baked apple with fabulous silky texture. Pinpoint bubbles and exceptional long finish. A gorgeous example of a moderately rich and well-balanced style of Champagne

Lovely brioche and baked apple with fabulous silky texture. Pinpoint bubbles and exceptional long finish. A gorgeous example of a moderately rich and well-balanced style of Champagne

Apr 15th, 2016
Christopher Hoel

Sommelier/Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

9.6

Really creamy and filled with balanced citrus and toasty fresh bread. Yummy!

Really creamy and filled with balanced citrus and toasty fresh bread. Yummy!

Apr 10th, 2016
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

9.0

From a warm and complete vintage. Brilliant gold color w rich brioche honeysuckle w rich bruleé & custard. Palate still vibrant w bright red apple and terrific mid palate tannin and acid. Would like to see in magnin

From a warm and complete vintage. Brilliant gold color w rich brioche honeysuckle w rich bruleé & custard. Palate still vibrant w bright red apple and terrific mid palate tannin and acid. Would like to see in magnin

Feb 4th, 2016