NV Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blanc

Chardonnay - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 95 JS 93 WS 93 DC 92 JD 92 TWI 92 WA 91
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, December 2023

A fine, mature and structured Champagne, this is full of fruit but also with a crispness. Its mineral character has softened but still gives a fine texture. This fine wine, with fruit from the Côte des Blancs, is ready to...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, July 2023

Beautiful nose of white flowers with candied lemon peel aromas underlined by a delicate white bread character with just a hint of toast. At once generous and elegant on the front palate, then the salty and chalky...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, December 2023

Rich and fragrant, with chopped hazelnut, toasted brioche and smoke notes accenting poached apricot and spun honey flavors. Remains fresh and focused, thanks to lively lemony acidity, which carries the expressive profile...
DC 92

Decanter, November 2019

One of the pioneers of the blanc de blancs style, Charles Heidsieck only relaunched its 100% Chardonnay NV Champagne in 2018. Round but incisive and fresh, this has lovely balance between its creamy, woody mouthfeel and...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, November 2023

A bright yellow color, the NV Champagne Blanc De Blancs Brut is also based on the 2018 vintage and also sees 9 grams per liter dosage. From different terrors around the region for Chardonnay, it opens in the glass to more...
TWI 92

The Wine Independent, November 2023

The Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV is a small production non-vintage wine (less than 10K cases produced) focused on expressing Champagne’s diverse Chardonnay terroirs. The blend is based on 2016 and has 45-50% Cotes...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Disgorged in 2022, the latest release of the Charles Heidsieck NV Blanc de Blancs is elaborated with 30% of reserve wines, of which 10% to 12% are aged in old barrels. It has a captivating bouquet with aromas of...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Champagne Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, an entrepreneur and a visionary. He decided to concentrate on producing and aging wine, leaving the vineyards to the expertise of growers, and purchased forty-seven chalk cellars dating from the 11th century. This labyrinth of underground alcoves and galleries offered ideal conditions for aging and enhancing his wines.

Following his dream of a wider audience for his exceptional wines, Charles left for America in 1852 (at that time a market still untouched by the Champagne trade) and became an ambassador for Champagne and France. He won over the South, including wild Louisiana, and became known as “Champagne Charlie”.

Today, Charles Heidsieck is one of Champagne's premier houses, producing both vintage and non-vintage cuvees. Charles Heidsieck champagne is one of the most recognized by the profession, earning awards, gold medals and trophies over the years.

The 9998 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blanc is a sophisticated and elegant white wine that showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of Charles Heidsieck, a renowned producer in the Champagne region of France. Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, this wine embodies the purity and finesse that the varietal is known for.

In the glass, the Blanc de Blanc displays a pale golden color, reminiscent of sunlight dancing on a summer afternoon. Its effervescence creates a lively and persistent stream of delicate bubbles, adding to the visual allure.

On the nose, this wine exudes enchanting aromas of white flowers, with notes of honeysuckle and delicate hints of lemon oil. These floral scents are complemented by subtle undertones of citrus, peach, and tangerine, which add depth and complexity.

The palate is a harmonious balance between a creamy, woody mouthfeel and a refreshing, saline acidity. The round and incisive structure of the wine unfolds layers of flavor, with a beautiful interplay of white bread, candied lemon peel, and a delicate hint of toast. As it lingers on the tongue, the Blanc de Blanc reveals a captivating chalky and brioche finish, leaving a lasting impression.

This wine has received high praise from esteemed wine critics, with scores ranging from 91 to 94 points. Decanter describes it as "round but incisive and fresh," highlighting its lovely balance, while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate praises its "layered and elegant palate" and suggests cellaring for further development.

The 9998 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blanc is a versatile wine that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a range of dishes. Its refreshing character makes it an excellent choice for seafood, such as oysters or grilled fish, while its creamy texture and delicate flavors also complement creamy cheeses or light poultry dishes.

Overall, this white wine from Charles Heidsieck is a true gem, showcasing the exceptional quality and craftsmanship that the producer is renowned for. With its refined elegance and exquisite flavors, the 9998 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blanc is a wine that will leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.