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Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$140. 00
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

Includes 25% reserve wines. A buoyant lacy mousse floats over a pale straw coloured base that has hints of green to the edges. Flowing thru the core is a nibble stream of bubbles. Powerful and complex, the nose is filled with baked bread, yeast lees and citrus scents which meld into notions of oyster shell, cashew and faint dried honey. Graceful and airy across the palate with a satiny feel, vivid pear, citrus, baked bread and yeast lees flavours are complimented by subtle dried honey and cashew nuances. Finishes dry with mouth watering acidity and long refined aftertaste.
Alc. 12%

Other Reviews....
“Charles” came through a near-death experience in 2012, emerging stronger than ever. The glistening green hue announces a luscious 100% chardonnay with a full hand based on 10 crus, all eagerly sought. It’s a balancing act between youth and age, a wine of finesse and length, the dosage of 10g/l hidden in the magician’s hat.
96 points
James Halliday's Top 100 2023