Tasting Note                         

96    1990 Charles Heidsiek   Brut      12/20/03($65)

Color: Deep golden. Looks ready.(4.0) Bouquet: Yeast and sherry wood with rich, acidity-propelled poached pear fruit. Also a nuance of old cognac.(3.5) Body: Big, rich and ready, possessing long fruit for its age.(3.5) Flavor: Yeast and elegant, old cognac.(3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet step for step with long 100 year old cognac finish.(3.5)
Overall: Truly great!! Has more power and fruit than most vintage Champagnes of its age. If I had to be critical, I would ask for just a bit more complexity, but really wonderful stuff.(17.5)