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Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

750 ml.


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What's in the Bottle

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

Product Details

Sparkling Wine
Charles Heidsieck
750 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

94 pts. : December 31, 2006

A big boy with almost fleshy fruit. The flavors push into exotic, tropical richness yet retain spicy citrus-rind-highlights. There is nothing clumsy, despite the ripeness; the finish seems to extend almost infinitely and keeps zinging you with surprises — marshmallow, marzipan, cookie dough, etc. A bonus: the back label clearly indicates when it was bottled and cellared (2001).

93 pts.: 12/1/2012

It’s rare to find a nonvintage blend with such attractive bottle age; in most the fruitiness dominates. This has a toasty character, with an almond note and a ripe mouthfeel that balances its warm pear and yellow-fruit flavors. This demonstrates a full, rich style.

93 pts. : December 31, 2012

Rich and smoky, offering fine texture and racy acidity with tightly knit flavors of toasted brioche, lemon meringue pie, roasted hazelnut, fresh ginger and ripe black cherry. This shows lovely length and focus. Disgorged in 2011. Drink now through 2020.

93 pts. : November 15, 2011

Like a Persian carpet this lovely, elegant Champagne seamlessly weaves together its elements, with fine-grained texture and vibrant acidity joining rich flavors of toast, patisserie fruit and candied lemon zest that show subtle spice notes of cardamom and ginger. Drink now through 2020.

93 pts. : December 1, 2009

A great wine, much more than only a Champagne, this is impressively rich and ripe, with crisp yellow fruits, spices and layers of toast. It’s in an opulent style that is round but also very focused on tight layers of fruit, minerality and final vivid acidity.

93 pts.: November 15, 2014

Lightly honeyed and silky on the palate, this finely balanced Champagne offers a layered palate of poached pear, almond financier, smoky mineral and candied kumquat and ginger. A seamless, mouthwatering version. Disgorged 2013. Drink now through 2020.


A rich and toasty Champagne, with vivacious acidity backing the flavors of apple pastry and coffee, with a touch of hard candy or treacle. The texture is delicate and refined, and the wine shows fine length overall. Drink now through 2016.

93 pts.: Oct 31, 2016

This vibrant version shows a range of toasted brioche, baked cherry, crystalized honey, grated ginger and coconut flavors, remaining light-footed and lively throughout. Beautifully balanced, with a lasting, mouthwatering finish. Disgorged 2014. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases imported.

93 pts.: October 31, 2013

Firm and toasty, with hints of vanilla and shredded coconut accenting flavors of creamed apple, toasted hazelnut, lemon meringue pie and black cherry puree. Refined in texture and mouthwatering through to the smoky, mineral-tinged finish. Disgorged 2012. Drink now through 2023.

92 pts. : November 30, 2006

Plenty of graphite and honey flavors mark this well-structured, effusive Champagne. Lemon, dough and vanilla accents are also present. Finishes with a tactile sensation around the gums. Drink now through 2010.

92 pts. : November 15, 2005

Seductive toast, coffee and hazelnut aromas and flavors highlight the medium-bodied, elegant bubbly. It’s intense, yet graceful, with balance and a long, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Would serve well as an aperitif or with food. Drink now through 2010.

92 pts. : December 15, 2007

A lively, elegant style, with floral, vanilla and light toast notes. A lemon cake flavor emerges on the palate, and this is seamless and bright, with a chalky sensation on the long finish. Drink now through 2011.

92 pts. : December 1, 2008

True to its designation, this includes up to 40 percent reserve wines in the blend, which contribute a comforting richness to contrast the bright green apple fruit. It has a plump, ginger cream flavor, the acidity chalky and dry enough to make that plumpness austere. Great with oysters, especially Alaskan oysters.

92 pts. : October 31, 2004

Full-bodied and intensely flavored, this exhibits mature chaacteristics of candied fruit, coffee and vanilla pastry, along with fresh lemon and ginger accents. Seamless harmony and texture, with a long, long finish. Drink now through 2010.

92 pts. : November 30, 2009

Compelling, from the first aromas of butter, vanilla, toast and coffee to the candied citrus and passion fruit jelly flavors. Harmonious and long, with a refined finish that echoes mineral. Drink now through 2012.

91 pts. : December 1, 2007

At an optimal point of maturity, this blend with substantial amounts of reserve wine is filled with delicious leesy richness. It’s dynamic and complex, full yet completely dry. Harmonious.

91 pts. : December 31, 1998

Luxurious and inviting in style, this has toasty, vanillin aromas, compelling and complex fruit flavors, a creamy smooth texture and a lingering finish. Much better than when tasted last year. Drink now.

91 pts.: 12/1/2015

Balanced and rich with apple flavors, this is tightly textured, cut with lemon zest and full of fruit. Although aged for six years, it is still so fresh and crisp, with a bright, lively aftertaste only just hinting at some toast.

91 pts. : December 1, 2005

Dubbed “Champagne Charlie” by the wine press when he first marketed his Champagnes in the US in 1852, Charles Heidsieck’s name continues to live on in his full, round Champagnes. Winemaker Regis Camus now crafts the house’s wines from more than 120 crus, with one-third of the production devoted to reserve wines. The wines showed better than ever this year, with a lot of vinous richness and depth from less aging. This is a robust wine with layered flavors of pain grille and dark-toned berry fruit. Deliciously rich, it finishes clean, for salmon sashimi.

90 pts.: December 1, 2013

The reserve wines in this blend show in its richness and deep bass notes. It’s a complex Champagne that holds its mature flavors with cleanness and clarity, making it as refreshing as spring water. Scents of green apples and toasty lees add to the firm juiciness. For roast scallops.

90 pts. : December 1, 2006

The bold savor of this wine brings lobster broth to mind, enriched as it is with aged reserves. That intensity makes it mouthcoating, while floral acidifies have a mouthwatering effect, suiting the wine to grilled abalone or seared scallops.

89 pts. : December 15, 2008

There’s a nice, creamy impression on the toast, honey, grapefruit and ginger flavors. It’s medium-bodied, with an open texture and harmony. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

87 pts. : December 31, 1996

A tasty, attractive, easy-drinking Champagne offering a nice blend of fruit and spice flavors, a very smooth, soft texture and a clean finish.

86 pts.: 31st Dec 2008

Charles Heidsieck is one of Champagne’s historic houses. Charles-Camille Heidsieck was an early pioneer in developing export markets for his wine as far back as 150 years ago. Today, this large estate based in Reims makes wines in an easygoing, pretty style. Charles Heidsieck’s NV Brut Réserve is a fresh, floral wine with attractive pear and apple fruit, and an accessible personality. This is Lot 070792 1227, disgorged in 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008–2010.

: October 1, 2007

Ripe red dried fruits and yeastiness. Subtle and complex. Good character, date, coffee and pencil sharpenings.

: December 1, 2008

Excellent in almost every respect. good length and very harmonious. From 2008.

: October 1, 2009

This is the Champagne that made the late Daniel Thibault’s name as the maestro of master blender. There was nothing groundbreaking about Thibault’s use of 75% Pinot Noir and Meunier, with 25% Chardonnay, but his massive 40% of reserve wine from eight different vintages in every cuvée was revolutionary. Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve is the only non-vintage Champagne to win a Gold Medal in six out of seven Decanter World Wine Awards. Very fine apple fragrance with elegant creaminess. Very stylish with of bitter almond on the palate, lots of character and refreshing, youthful acidity at the close.

: December 1, 2008

The house style of the highly regarded Charles Heidsieck is readily apparently in this wine: complex yet approachable, full-bodied but lively.