Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2005
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2005 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 2005 vintage was a warm weather year without complications. An early heat wave in June encouraged flowering, followed by moderate rainfall throughout summer and another heat wave in early September. The heat and rain developed berries rich in sugar and with high acidity levels - rendering 2005 an ideal year to blend a vintage.

Golden in colour, the 2005 boasts an expressive nose with hints of hazelnut. On the palate, the acidity is immediately apparent; this is rich, fresh and lively. Given a few minutes, it opens up into delicious lemony flavours, a characteristic we've come to expect from the 2005 vintage.

Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Dosage: 10.8 g/L
Disgorged: Summer 2014

Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2005 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé
JancisRobinson.com,
Mar 2015
18/20
“The nose is surprisingly reminiscent of the Bollinger 2005 tasted immediately before. Solid and complex with a wild floral note. Bone dry and with a bit more focus and lift than the Bollinger.”
winemag.com,
Dec 2014
95/100
“Still very young, this holds great potential. Rich, full-bodied and densely structured, it is a wine first, sparkling second. Ripe apple and peach flavors partner with a strongly mineral texture.”
VinousMedia.com,
Oct 2010
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95/100
“Layers of lemon, pastry spices, crushed rocks and savory herbs literally jump from the glass in this exquisite, perfumed, beautifully delineated Champagne. The 1995 shows lovely flavor complexity and nuance from its extended time in bottle, yet it also retains plenty of freshness, verve and acidity.”
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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