Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires
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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995 Champagne

Of the three Champagne houses named Heidsieck, all originating from families once related, Charles is the smallest and undoubtedly best, of all of them. Charles Heidsieck himself was the original 'Champagne Charlie', gaining the nickname during his travels around America in the mid-19th Century. Its annual production is reported to be significantly less than 1 million bottles and occurs alongside the larger Piper-Heidsieck in an impressive cuverie on the southern outskirts of Reims.

The Champagnes have a rich history of being served at various infamous events; it was the chosen Champagne of the European royalty in the late 1800s; a photograph from Robert Falcon Scott's fated expedition to Antarctica shows the party drinking Charles Heidsieck at their Christmas dinner; in 1977 the house produced a special vintage for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and in 1981 a 'Royal Wedding Cuvée' was served to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

The first universally declared vintage since 1990, 1995 had generally good conditions throughout the summer and autumn, meaning grapes were harvested in prime condition. This was a fresh and balanced vintage, producing wines of excellent ageing potential.

A rich golden colour, the bouquet expresses buttery and vanilla aromas. The palate is rich and complex, with notes of pineapple and ripe fruit. This tastes surprisingly young, displaying all the characteristics of mature Chardonnay and its incredible potential for aging - simply exceptional! The Blanc des Millénaires 1995 is a seriously voluptuous Champagne.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 12.2 g/L
Disgorged: Spring 2014

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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires
Decanter.com,
Jan 2017
97/100
“An amazing bouquet of gunpowder, coffee and toasted almonds. The palate is a super refined balance of nutmeg, white chocolate & mocca with an acidity that delineates it all beautifully with its flintiness. Great purity and length!”
VinousMedia.com,
Nov 2011
94/100
“Vivid gold. Heady aromas of candied citrus fruits, flowers, truffle, gingerbread and iodine, with an intensely smoky overtone. Deep, pungent and palate-staining, with the orchard and pit fruit flavors reaching every corner of the palate and showing impressive power without any excess weight. Even more extroverted than last year's release, finishing with excellent cling and lingering smokiness.”
JancisRobinson.com,
May 2014
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18/20
“Aged for 15 years on the lees. Very rich and broad.”
EssiAvellan.com,
Apr 2016
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95/100
“Stunning, come-hither toast, vanilla and coffee nose with white and tropical fruit richness. Powerful, mellow, mature palate with oily smoothness and the softest texture. Long and dense. Fully mature and impossible not to like.”
WineSpectator.com,
Sep 2015
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95/100
“A mouthwatering Champagne, refined and satiny in texture, with a citrusy overtone to the flavours of apricot preserves, toasted hazelnut and brioche, crystallized honey and fleur de sel. Presents a lasting, smoke-and spice-finish.”
Bought directly from Charles Heidsieck's UK agent Liberty Wines, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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