We have a long history of drinking this Champagne. I remember when I first started in the wine business serving this Champagne for most of my holiday functions. Charles Heidsieck makes incredible age-worthy Champagnes, and for sure, this Champagne is as good as any of the top houses baring non-vintage bottling except for Krug. This Champagne is comprised of 40 % Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier. The key here is 40% reserve wines with at least ten years of age go into this bottle. The reserve wines give this Champagne an incredible richness and complexity seldom seen at this price point. This Champagne also spent a whopping 48 months on the lees. The 2015 base has just arrived, and it reminds me of a lot of the 1990 base vintage of this Champagne. The mousse is very fine with aromas of white flowers, citrus, and apple fruit, bread dough, and minerality. The palate is very accessible, authoritative, with tons of dry extract on the long lingering finish. Although a big Champagne, the balance here is perfect, and we expect this Champagne to develop even more complexity with some additional time in the bottle.