Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV
The first Champagne to clearly state the year it was laid down in the cellars-""Mis en Cave"". This allowed the consumer to work out the exact make up of the blend, plus there is always at least 40% Reserve wines used to maintain the house style. However doe to consumer confusion the 'Mis en Cave ' system has been replaced by the 'Brut Reserve' but the disgorgement date can still be found on the back neck of the bottle. The nose shows fresh citrus, pears with notes of fresh fruit bread from the oven. The palate is fresh but the reserve component giving a yeast-age complexity. Multi-layered with wonderful length. One of the best NV's on the market today.
As VOTED : Best Champagne NV Blend – Charles Heidsieck NV Brut Réserve 750ml, Champagne & Sparkling World Championships 2016