Fresh and floral with notes of green fruit and subtle spice this is an accessible champagne. Fine bubbles deliver vivacious acidity with rich toasty notes. Delicate on the tongue the fine palate has a lingering finish.
Parker : 92+ / 100 J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker : Based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by fully 40% old reserve wines, the new release of Charles Heidsieck's NV Brut Réserve was disgorged earlier this year. It's showing very well, opening up in the glass with notes of green apple, dried white flowers, pear, candied peel and walnuts. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a textural attack and a racier, tighter-knit core than either the 2012- or 2010-base renditions, displaying good concentration and underlying richness. This is a bottling that continues to punch above its weight and which both merits and rewards a few years in the cellar before opening.