To the Eye
A sophisticated powdery pink robe with luminous glints of wild rose. Delicate, vivacious bubbles are the result of an ageing period or 36 months.
To the Nose
A base of 20% of reserve wines, white and red, give this rose blend a subtle, yet complex nose. The initial fragrances from the 5-6% of elegant red wines are redolent of home-made strawberry jam mixed with the fruitiness of blood peach. A meticulous selection of crus gives the Charles Heidsieck Rose Reserve the rich warm notes of gingerbread and cinnamon.
On the Palate
The deep powerful mouthfeel - the result of ageing in thousand-year old cellars - offers a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.
"Firm and mineral-driven, showing beautiful integration of the racy acidity, finely detailed texture and layered flavors of dried cherry, apple pastry, almond paste, crystallized honey and pickled ginger, with a lasting, spice-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020."
"The aromas are of smoky bottle age and this translates into the flavors, with a light rancio character giving complexity to a finely made, rich, raspberry-flavored wine. It is full-bodied in the Charles Heidsieck style, a definite food wine."
"Orange-pink. Potent, smoke-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry, anise and iodine. Rich and energetic, offering intense red fruit and bitter orange flavors and notes of buttered toast and rose pastille. Closes with very good breadth and outstanding length, leaving a gentle spicy note behind."
International Wine Cellar
"With its deep, coppery pink color, this wine shows subtle refinement in its strawberry sweetness. Persimmon and almond flavors race into the finish, where the wine is completely dry, ghosting red fruit. A fine aperitif rose. "
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