An exploration of wine

481. Champagne Heidsieck & Co Monopole, Gold Top Brut, 2002

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Of the various Heidsieck houses, Monopole carries the least auspicious name, and so that seemed to prove here. 2002 has a great reputation as a vintage, but Heidsieck’s attempt was a bit of a disappointment – not bad, but a little disjointed: the acidity was quite prominent and a touch crude & unbalanced. A 2nd bottle later confirmed this. Too young, perhaps, but I couldn’t see clearly where this would go.

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