There is an exciting new member to the Charles Heidsieck wine family. This brand new wine launched today follows the old Charles Heidsieck non-vintage blanc de blancs tradition that was initiated back in 1947. The aimed style is sumptuous as one can expect from the house but cellar master Cyril Brun has also wanted to highlight freshness of youth in it to make a clear difference to the age-mellowed and concentrated the Blanc des Millénaires. Based on the 2012 harvest, the volume for the first release is minimal and destined for on-trade only.
How is it then? Pure and pristinely fruity, coffee and cream laden nose with ample lemony floral fruitiness with a touch of pepper. The palate expresses more minerality and salinity increasing towards the back palate. The wine hides its 10g/l dosage feeling perfectly balanced and fresh, even a little tight at this point. Stunningly creamy texture with minuscule gentle bubbles waking up the palate. Long, driven palate with impeccable precision. 93 points today with potential for 96.