Charles Heidsieck "Rosé Reserve" Brut Champagne (Previously $70.00)

SKU #1060251 93 points Wine Spectator

 Richly toasty and creamy in texture, with finely honed acidity lending a mouthwatering impression to lightly honeyed flavors of crème de cassis, toasted brioche, golden raisin, lemon curd and roasted almond. Offers a long, spiced finish. Drink now through 2024.  (11/2014)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 With its onion-skin color, this already shows age. The palate, with its mature reflection and beautiful rounded texture, confirms this. Rich, well balanced and gently mature, it has retained enough red fruits to keep an element of freshness. It is a food wine, rich and full in the mouth.  (12/2014)

91 points Antonio Galloni

 (one-third each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier; 11 g/l dosage; L130297 3835): Light, bright orange. Intensely perfumed scents of raspberry, orange zest, white flowers and chalky minerals. Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering vibrant red berry and blood orange flavors and a complicating hint of brioche. The floral quality comes back strong on the very long, incisive finish, which features a subtle anise quality and smoky minerality. About 20% of the Pinot Noir here was in the form of still red wine. (JR)  (1/2015)

Connoisseurs Guide

 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.  (12/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 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. (17/20 points)  (6/2014)

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. (AG)  (12/2008)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/16/2015 | Send Email
The Charles rosé has the honest toast that comes from extended lees contact and very high quality, subtle dark cherry fruit from the still red wine added to the blend. The best thing about the wine is that this rich toasty character is balanced perfectly with top class chalky drive on the back end. Pairing it with ginger garlic chicken, the Champagne had the vinous power to match the assertive flavors of the dish, and the cut to refresh the palate after each rich bite. I love rosé Champagne that can provide both richness, dark fruit flavor and top class refreshment--this Rosé Reserve from Charles Heidsieck delivers it all!

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2013 | Send Email
The first thing that is striking about this champagne is the light, almost orange colour that you see in the glass. Very, very attractive! On the nose, gobs of strawberry and blood orange scents. On the palate, strawberry, raspberry and cream. Lingering finish with good acidity.

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Other White Wines

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France

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- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12