Heidsieck & Co.

Monopole Blue Top Brut Champagne Blend

8.9211 ratings
8.939 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
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Top Notes For
Will Stanley

Fully deserving of a picture and review is this tiny glass-and-a-half bottle of Heidsieck’s popular Blue Top that I enjoyed - really enjoyed - last week. Bought a bulk of these over a year ago when a supermarket were clearly trying to get rid of them, and it’s sat in my cellar since (on a shelf, not a rack - it’d fall through...). Hence, this NV has had a bit of time in bottle, and it shows - in all the right ways. Deep golden in colour, it was vivacious, enticing and had a surprisingly long finish. Loved it (loved it all the more at £4!).

Fully deserving of a picture and review is this tiny glass-and-a-half bottle of Heidsieck’s popular Blue Top that I enjoyed - really enjoyed - last week. Bought a bulk of these over a year ago when a supermarket were clearly trying to get rid of them, and it’s sat in my cellar since (on a shelf, not a rack - it’d fall through...). Hence, this NV has had a bit of time in bottle, and it shows - in all the right ways. Deep golden in colour, it was vivacious, enticing and had a surprisingly long finish. Loved it (loved it all the more at £4!).

May 18th, 2020
Lyn Farmer

Medium lemon with aromas of green apple, pear, lemon, nectarine, and lime blossom with a subtle amount of toast and white pepper. On the palate, slightly unripe and harsh flavors of lemon drop, toast, and fresh herbs like thyme and dried grass. Simple - drink it now

Medium lemon with aromas of green apple, pear, lemon, nectarine, and lime blossom with a subtle amount of toast and white pepper. On the palate, slightly unripe and harsh flavors of lemon drop, toast, and fresh herbs like thyme and dried grass. Simple - drink it now

Apr 29th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Zesty w/ a nice citrus peel streak. Fresh and bright.

Zesty w/ a nice citrus peel streak. Fresh and bright.

Nov 17th, 2017
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

8.4

In an airport, I'm totally satisfied. Otherwise I'd kick it out of bed, which is saying a lot for a bubbles hound like me

In an airport, I'm totally satisfied. Otherwise I'd kick it out of bed, which is saying a lot for a bubbles hound like me

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2015
Henrik Poulsen

Lot no. 12345047 (no disgorgement date listed).

Lot no. 12345047 (no disgorgement date listed).

Mar 11th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

A bit of a panty dropper with dosage on the higher side and nice creamy soft mousse on the palate.
Not terribly complex but just overall pleasing and a good contender for some affordable everyday bubbles.

A bit of a panty dropper with dosage on the higher side and nice creamy soft mousse on the palate.
Not terribly complex but just overall pleasing and a good contender for some affordable everyday bubbles.

Jan 14th, 2017
Jusden Aumand

Lacking some dimension but pleasant.

Lacking some dimension but pleasant.

Nov 30th, 2016
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.3

Good old Heidseick Blue Top. Not complex but reliably crisp and and well made.

Good old Heidseick Blue Top. Not complex but reliably crisp and and well made.

Nov 5th, 2016
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.4

Easy-drinking Champagne; bright & crisp with nice fruit and a tight mousse. Fresh & clean on the finish.

Easy-drinking Champagne; bright & crisp with nice fruit and a tight mousse. Fresh & clean on the finish.

Jun 12th, 2016
Martin Bergo

Sweet quarter bottle. Plain, uncomplicated, but clearly a real sparkly.

Sweet quarter bottle. Plain, uncomplicated, but clearly a real sparkly.

Apr 25th, 2016