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Heidsieck/Charles Brut Champagne Rosé Réserve NV

Non-Vintage Rosé Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
TCG 95-96
B&D 95
TA 93
WS 93
JG 93
JS 93
12.0% ABV
Item # 330544

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750ml
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95-96 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(35% chardonnay, 40% pinot, 25% meunier; 60 crus; 20% reserves of 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot; reserves average 5 years of age; 5–6% red wines from Les Riceys; fermented in stainless steel tanks, cru by cru, variety by variety; 11g/L dosage; cork; just 4% of the sales of the house). For Cyril Brun, Les Riceys produces the ideal red wine for Charles Heidsieck Rosé, soft and fruity, never angular or aggressive, respectful of the base wines and deeper in colour than the red wines of the north of Champagne. The result is a medium salmon-copper hue, though colour is not the focus here. The gloriously splendid complexity of lees age in concert with rich reserves rises on the palate, resonating with wonderful allure of roast chestnuts, baked apples, dried fruits of all kinds, anise, exotic spice, truffle, honey and freshly baked pâtisserie, laced with delightful wisps of pipe smoke, yet presented with dynamism and definition. The 2012 base is of course fresher than the 2008 before it, presenting precise red cherry, wild strawberry, raspberry, red apple and berry compote fragranced with rose petals, and underlined by the structural assurance of firm, fine tannins that fuse effortlessly with the expansive sea of generosity that is Charles. Salt chalk minerality hovers with magnificent line and length. The 2008 base still soars with focus, precision, freshness and breathtaking red fruit purity. Outstanding. (2020-2021)"

95 points Bettane & Desseauve Guide (2022).

93 points Tom Hewson (TimAtkin.com): "45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier with 30% reserve wines. The 2014 base Rosé Reserve is in a striking place, just emerging now into a stage where the red fruits are softening, quietening into some dried strawberry and warm peach, spiked with delicious touches of anise and orange peel. The palate is calming, but still full of freshness and beautifully integrated, never dominated by the 7-8% red wine addition. N.B. – the 2018 base is currently being distributed as of winter 2022, likely to have a much more youthful character but not yet tasted. In any case, the 2014 base is a fine argument for a little patience. (Dec 2022)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$87 list] A graceful rosé Champagne, with a creamy mousse caressing the palate while juicy acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for the white cherry, grilled nut, candied pink grapefruit zest, ground ginger and cardamom spice flavors. Long and lovely on the finish, drawing you back for sip after sip. Disgorged 2018. Drink now through 2027. 510 cases imported. (11/30/20)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Charles Heidsieck “Rosé Réserve” non-vintage Brut is composed of the same blend of one-third each of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, but with six percent of the pinot noir being still red wine from the fine village of Riceys in the Aube. The current release is from the base year of 2008 and was disgorged in 2015, after six years aging sur latte and finished with a dosage of eleven grams per liter. The wine delivers lovely aromatic complexity in its constellation of wild strawberries, tangerine, brioche, chalky soil tones, fresh almond and a touch of dried rose petals in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and still quite youthfully racy, with a lovely core of fruit, superb mineral drive, elegant mousse and outstanding balance and grip on the long and racy finish. This seems far drier than its eleven grams of dosage might suggest, as this bottling has a superb chassis of 2008’s racy acidity. It is already very tasty, but it will age superbly well and I would bury it in the cellar for five or six years and really let it relax a bit structurally and start to sing unashamedly! 2018-2045. (Sep/Oct 2018)"
95-96 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(35% chardonnay, 40% pinot, 25% meunier; 60 crus; 20% reserves of 50% chardonnay and 50% pinot; reserves average 5 years of age; 5–6% red wines from Les Riceys; fermented in stainless steel tanks, cru by cru, variety by variety; 11g/L dosage; cork; just 4% of the sales of the house). For Cyril Brun, Les Riceys produces the ideal red wine for Charles Heidsieck Rosé, soft and fruity, never angular or aggressive, respectful of the base wines and deeper in colour than the red wines of the north of Champagne. The result is a medium salmon-copper hue, though colour is not the focus here. The gloriously splendid complexity of lees age in concert with rich reserves rises on the palate, resonating with wonderful allure of roast chestnuts, baked apples, dried fruits of all kinds, anise, exotic spice, truffle, honey and freshly baked pâtisserie, laced with delightful wisps of pipe smoke, yet presented with dynamism and definition. The 2012 base is of course fresher than the 2008 before it, presenting precise red cherry, wild strawberry, raspberry, red apple and berry compote fragranced with rose petals, and underlined by the structural assurance of firm, fine tannins that fuse effortlessly with the expansive sea of generosity that is Charles. Salt chalk minerality hovers with magnificent line and length. The 2008 base still soars with focus, precision, freshness and breathtaking red fruit purity. Outstanding. (2020-2021)"

95 points Bettane & Desseauve Guide (2022).

93 points Tom Hewson (TimAtkin.com): "45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier with 30% reserve wines. The 2014 base Rosé Reserve is in a striking place, just emerging now into a stage where the red fruits are softening, quietening into some dried strawberry and warm peach, spiked with delicious touches of anise and orange peel. The palate is calming, but still full of freshness and beautifully integrated, never dominated by the 7-8% red wine addition. N.B. – the 2018 base is currently being distributed as of winter 2022, likely to have a much more youthful character but not yet tasted. In any case, the 2014 base is a fine argument for a little patience. (Dec 2022)"

93 points Wine Spectator: "[$87 list] A graceful rosé Champagne, with a creamy mousse caressing the palate while juicy acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for the white cherry, grilled nut, candied pink grapefruit zest, ground ginger and cardamom spice flavors. Long and lovely on the finish, drawing you back for sip after sip. Disgorged 2018. Drink now through 2027. 510 cases imported. (11/30/20)"

93 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "The Charles Heidsieck “Rosé Réserve” non-vintage Brut is composed of the same blend of one-third each of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, but with six percent of the pinot noir being still red wine from the fine village of Riceys in the Aube. The current release is from the base year of 2008 and was disgorged in 2015, after six years aging sur latte and finished with a dosage of eleven grams per liter. The wine delivers lovely aromatic complexity in its constellation of wild strawberries, tangerine, brioche, chalky soil tones, fresh almond and a touch of dried rose petals in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and still quite youthfully racy, with a lovely core of fruit, superb mineral drive, elegant mousse and outstanding balance and grip on the long and racy finish. This seems far drier than its eleven grams of dosage might suggest, as this bottling has a superb chassis of 2008’s racy acidity. It is already very tasty, but it will age superbly well and I would bury it in the cellar for five or six years and really let it relax a bit structurally and start to sing unashamedly! 2018-2045. (Sep/Oct 2018)"
Product SKU 330544
Producer Heidsieck/Charles
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color Rose
ABV 12.0%
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