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2008 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé

$129.99
2008 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé
When we tasted this Champagne two years ago, we thought it was delicious, but after tasting it last night, we think it's great! This is an elegant, refined, and complex Rose Champagne. While it is still a baby, it has developed incredibly well over the two years and warrants a big score from us. This is a classic Rose that has a low dosage and showcases the terroir of the region. It's one of the best 2008 Roses we have had and about $20 less than its original release price! This is a late release from the property.
James Suckling 98 pts! An amazing 2008 rosé Champagne that has all the structure and aromatic complexity - sushi ginger, oolong tea and caramelized mandarin orange - we associate with this vintage, but also has more charm than most. On the palate, this has stunning concentration, yet is diamond bright. The interplay of creaminess, fine tannins and mineral acidity builds and builds at the breathtaking finish. The color comes from about 7% pinot noir red wine, partly from the little-known Les Riceys in the far south of Champagne. Drink or hold.

Decanter (Yohan Castaing) 96 points! "Elaborated with 63% Pinot Noir (including 9% of red wine) and 37% Chardonnay, this rosé from Charles Heidsieck is sourced from 11 grands and premiers crus. With a much lower dosage than in previous years (7g/L), it has a spicy and smoky nose with pomegranate, citrus, liquorice and red berry aromas. Harmonious and elegant, the palate is full-bodied with both tense and fresh texture interplays, with a vinous structure. A gastronomic rosé built for long ageing."


Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 92+ "Disgorged in 2020, the newly released 2008 Brut Rosé unwinds in the glass with youthfully reticent notes of tart red berries, white flowers and citrus oil, framed by a touch of light reduction—which I suspect is accentuated by the wine's Diamant closure. Following the wine in my office, it was only on the third day that hints of plums and licorice began to emerge. Medium to full-bodied, taut and chiseled, it's concentrated and layered, with real cut and energy, but it's also borderline austere and will require patience to realize all its potential. When compared with the rich, demonstrative 2006, it was to be expected that the 2008 would represent a change of pace; but the contrast is even starker than I would have expected."

2008 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé

2008 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Millésimé Rosé

$169.99 -24%
$129.99
$169.99 -24%
$129.99

When we tasted this Champagne two years ago, we thought it was delicious, but after tasting it last night, we think it's great! This is an elegant, refined, and complex Rose Champagne. While it is still a baby, it has developed incredibly well over the two years and warrants a big score from us. This is a classic Rose that has a low dosage and showcases the terroir of the region. It's one of the best 2008 Roses we have had and about $20 less than its original release price! This is a late release from the property.
James Suckling 98 pts! An amazing 2008 rosé Champagne that has all the structure and aromatic complexity - sushi ginger, oolong tea and caramelized mandarin orange - we associate with this vintage, but also has more charm than most. On the palate, this has stunning concentration, yet is diamond bright. The interplay of creaminess, fine tannins and mineral acidity builds and builds at the breathtaking finish. The color comes from about 7% pinot noir red wine, partly from the little-known Les Riceys in the far south of Champagne. Drink or hold.

Decanter (Yohan Castaing) 96 points! "Elaborated with 63% Pinot Noir (including 9% of red wine) and 37% Chardonnay, this rosé from Charles Heidsieck is sourced from 11 grands and premiers crus. With a much lower dosage than in previous years (7g/L), it has a spicy and smoky nose with pomegranate, citrus, liquorice and red berry aromas. Harmonious and elegant, the palate is full-bodied with both tense and fresh texture interplays, with a vinous structure. A gastronomic rosé built for long ageing."


Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 92+ "Disgorged in 2020, the newly released 2008 Brut Rosé unwinds in the glass with youthfully reticent notes of tart red berries, white flowers and citrus oil, framed by a touch of light reduction—which I suspect is accentuated by the wine's Diamant closure. Following the wine in my office, it was only on the third day that hints of plums and licorice began to emerge. Medium to full-bodied, taut and chiseled, it's concentrated and layered, with real cut and energy, but it's also borderline austere and will require patience to realize all its potential. When compared with the rich, demonstrative 2006, it was to be expected that the 2008 would represent a change of pace; but the contrast is even starker than I would have expected."