Highlights: Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV

Had a few glasses of this the other evening at a function, and once again came away impressed.

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve NV France (magnum) 
This has a significant proportion of reserve wines in the blend. The current release is based on the 2016 vintage with 46% reserve wines selected from more than 400 lots. It’s 100% Grand and Premier Cru selected from 60 separate crus, with 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier. Three years on lees and disgorged with a dosage of 10 g/litre. Beautiful balance here with subtle toast, pear and white peach with a hint of cherry and some nice citrus notes. Lovely weight with good acidity balanced by quite a high dosage. This is complex and likeable at the same time. 93/100 (Widely available, and you should be able to find this for just over £40 a bottle in the UK)