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NV Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Réserve

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12/17/2012 - markjanes Likes this wine: 92 points

I drink a lot of this and have never written a CT note on it... about as good as NV cuvee gets... stylistically for me it drifts towards the more oxidative and rich (Bolly) style through the use of reserve wines (not oak)... can't think of better QPR in Champagne though that is set to change soon as the brand is being redone by the owners and the bottle will be different and the price is going to be raised a fair amount... stock up now.

  • Comment posted by markjanes:

    12/19/2012 10:42:00 AM - EPI bought this property from Remy this last year and the CEO, Cecile Bonnefond is going to reposition the brand... they are going to use slightly older reserve wines (10 vs. 8 if I remember correctly), the bottle shape and label are different, and she is going to raise the price, to the 40 or 50 euro mark I hear. Big push in the US with four full time promo people supposedly... my guess is she is going for the Krug NV status kind of thing (the new bottle is even shaped more like the Krug bottle). Bonnefond is a stud and I'm sure she'll be successful at repositioning this brand as the quality is there and the gatekeepers have always considered this wine grossly underpriced.

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