2012 Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime

2012 Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime

Availability: 1-2 weeks

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £395.00

Critics Score: 96

Publication: Joanna Simon

Aromas of almond praline, toasted pecans, a suggestion of crème brûlée and acacia honey, then a smoky flinty note and lovely purity of fruit – white peach, Mirabelle, crystallised lemon and orange. The overwhelming first impression on the palate is the creaminess: rich, generous and enveloping, but exceptionally fine (like a goose-down duvet). And it continues, with tangerine acidity flowing through and seamlessly taking in a hint of cinnamon toast, an echo of the acacia honey and some smoked almond on the way. It's drier than most vintages I’ve tasted, but perfectly in balance. Vibrant, complex, polished, complete – an unalloyed pleasure now (even though Cyril Brun thinks it’s three to four years off its peak) but with the depth, structure and vitality for it to be a joy any time over the next decade. Probably longer.
2012 Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime

  • Alcohol (ABV): 12 %
  • Acidity: 7.3 g/l
  • Residual sugar: 9.7 g/l
  • pH: 3.07