Charles Heidsieck - Brut Millésimé 2006, Champagne
59% Pinot Noir , 41% Chardonnay.
The winemakers at Charles Heidsieck believe that a vintage Champagne should first and foremost capture the character of the year in which it was made. This is certainly the case with the 2006: the warmth of the summer has resulted in a generous wine, full of ripe peach, apricot, yellow plum and jasmine aromas. A honeyed character is beginning to emerge from bottle age, all underpinned by a chalky minerality.
Brilliant now, but this wine has the pedigree to last for years to come...