Plush, Sumptous, Powerful.
2008 FOR CHARLES HEIDSIECK.
This marked a return to the “traditional” vintage, following the extremely exuberant Millésime 2006. Precipitation fostered grape development without penalising the accumulation of sugar. The sun’s return at harvest has helped Pinots offering strength and great structure. Chardonnays are precise with a freshness that suggests slow ageing.
TO THE EYE
A brilliant golden yellow, scintillating withglints of green and delicate effervescence.
ON THE NOSE
The nose is complex with notes of candied citrus and dried fruits, with overtones of pecan and hazelnut.
ON THE PALATE
The attack is vivacious and taut before pivoting to a rounder, more generous texture, leading to an iodine tautness and a more pronounced minerality. The long finish expresses a wealth of rich aromas, unfurling notes of caramel and citrus, such as yuzu.