Charles Heidsieck "Rosé Reserve" Brut Champagne (Previously $70.00)
Firm and mineral-driven, showing beautiful integration of the racy acidity, finely detailed texture and layered flavors of dried cherry, apple pastry, almond paste, crystallized honey and pickled ginger, with a lasting, spice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020.
This is a beautifully balanced and elegant offering, with pleasant fruitiness, tight acidity and a fragrant, crisp character. It’s full bodied, and falls in the middle of the brut spectrum of dryness. This is ready to drink now.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(one-third each Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay; L132904 3775): Bright orange-pink. Smoky red berry aromas, with exotic suggestions of white flowers, buttered toast and orange zest. Ripe raspberry and tangerine flavors possess very good depth and gentle sweetness, with a zesty mineral nuance adding lift and cut. Fresh red fruit notes dominate the juicy finish, which leaves a toasty, leesy note behind.
Wine & Spirits
With its deep, coppery pink color, this wine shows subtle refinement in its strawberry sweetness. Persimmon and almond flavors race into the finish, where the wine is completely dry, ghosting red fruit. A fine aperitif rosé.
Showing plenty of fruity volume and combining lots of autolysis with a strong sense of vinosity, this is a real Rosé in every sense of the word. It is firmly balanced and charged by a fine, lasting mousse, and its modest trim of back-palate astringency never interferes with is message of very vital, faintly cherry-like fruit. While it can be enjoyed with lighter foods, it will serve just as well on its own, and its commendable vitality trumps the need for hasty drinking.
Very pale pink. Same assemblage of the 2007 as the white but 20% reserve wines - younger ones, 5-10 years old. 5-6% still reds from the Montagne de Reims. Trying for delicacy. Want it to be a wine that will age. Quite complex. Dry finish and really quite broad and serious on the palate.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Charles Heidsieck is one of Champagne’s historic houses. Charles-Camille Heidseick was an early pioneer in developing export markets for his wines as far back as 150 years ago. Today, this large estate based in Reims makes wines in an easygoing, pretty style.