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Truffle and roasted hazelnut aromatics accent the flavors of creamed apple, crystallized honey, lemon curd and creme de cassis. Vibrant, with a lovely texture. Drink now through 2028.—A.N.
The 2000 Brut is another supple Champagne from Charles Hiedsieck. Medium in body, the wine reveals clean aromas and flavors, with resonating notes of sweet apricot, mango and smoke on the close. This is Lot 080301 12295, disgorged in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016. ”
Rich and layered, this is tightly knit, with a fine, lively bead and flavors of glazed pear and peach, ground coffee, pastry cream and kumquat. A subtle note of minerality gains momentum on the fresh finish that echoes a hint of oyster shell. Drink now through 2022. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. –AN