2006 Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1275023 94 points John Gilman

 The cépages of the 2006 Charles Heidsieck Brut Rosé Millésime is thirty-seven percent chardonnay and sixty-three percent pinot noir, with eight percent of this still red wine. The wine was aged seven years sur latte prior to disgorgement. The color is quite a light salmon and the bouquet is flat out stunning, jumping from the glass in an exuberant blend of fraises du bois, white cherries, a complex base of chalky soil tones, brioche, a whisper of fresh nutmeg, dried rose petals and a bit of smokiness on the breeze in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, crisp and utterly refined, with a great core, elegant mousse, exemplary focus and grip and a very long, complex and vibrant finish. This wine is drinking beautifully at the present time, but it has that fine spine of acidity and impeccable balance that will carry it on into the future with great style and grace. A beautiful example. (Drink between 2016-2035)  (6/2016)

94 points James Suckling

 Some riper and extremely creamy red cherry and strawberry fruits on the nose, with vanillin and plenty of pastry, too. The palate has an assertive, fleshy and expressive texture. Poached strawberries and peaches hold long with a gently tart pink grapefruit kick. Drink now.  (10/2017)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Charles Heidsieck's 2006 Brut Rosé (with 10% Pinot Noir red wine) has been launched before the 2005. Disgorged at the end of 2014, the wine offers a delicate and intense wild strawberry flavor with some lovely spicy aromas on the nose. Ample, full and round, this is a lovely matured Rosé with a super intense and aromatic Pinot character (sweet cherries, red berries). The finish underlines the great complexity, purity and finesse of this vinous Rosé. There are cherry aromas again in the long aftertaste. An impressive rosé. (SR)  (6/2016)

94 points Wine Spectator

 This focused rosé Champagne offers a mousse with the texture of raw silk, which swathes the firm frame in layers of roasted hazelnut, baked peach, toasted brioche and crème de cassis flavors, with a rich and smoky underpinning and accents of candied kumquat, espresso and ground ginger and cumin that expand on the finish. Drink now through 2030. (AN)  (12/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is a pale-colored wine with a finely wrought texture and great fruit. It is tight and mineral on the one hand, but balanced with the crispest red-currant flavors that offer a bright line in acidity. Delicious hints of age round out the final fresh aftertaste. (RV)  (12/2015)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 The brisk focus of fruit grown in limestone gives this wine’s Pinot Noir depths of fruit a firm shape and brash tension. Meanwhile, the richness of the wine makes it soft to the touch. Broad, zesty, firm and lasting, this is built to age.  (12/2015)

90 points Decanter

 Inviting crème brulée aromas leading onto similarly smoky flavours. Tobacco with a creamy backdrop, this is sweet and luscious with evolved secondary fruit supporting its richness.  (1/2017)

90 points Vinous

 Heidsieck's 2006 Brut Rosé Vintage offers good immediacy and plenty of intensity, both of which make it quite appealing. Still a bit tight, the 2006 could use another year or more in bottle to soften. Although light in color, the 2006 packs a pretty serious punch. Hints of orange zest, chalk and white pepper add an attractive upper register on the finish. With time in the glass, the 2006 softens nicely, hinting at a bright future. Disgorged: October 28, 2014. (AG)  (11/2015)

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