Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Vertical

Per Case
£2,750.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Charles Heidsieck's prestige cuvée is a blend of pure Chardonnay from just five different Crus and always 20% from each: Avize for verve and minerality; Cramant for complexity and ageability; Le Mesnil-sur-Oger for balance; Oger for creaminess and weight; and Vertus for floral freshness. An absolute masterpiece from the Côte des Blancs, this cuvée spends more than fifteen years maturing in the heart of Charles Heidsieck's two-thousand-year-old chalk cellars. Such an outstanding creation deserves an exceptional case: the gift box, which mirrors the curves of the crayères cellars after which it is named (Blanc des Millénaires, or 'White of Millenia'), echoes the nobility of this location where nothing counts except time itself.

This champagne is part of Charles Heidsieck Collection Crayeres, a second late release of vintages direct from their cellars in Reims in November 2018. Only 75 of these special edition cases are available worldwide and only 20 cases in the UK.

La Collection Crayeres Vertical includes the following 75cl bottles:
1x Blanc des Millenaires 2004 - Disgorged: November 2016 Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
1x Blanc des Millenaires 1995 - Disgorged: Summer 2017 Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
1x Blanc des Millenaires 1990 - Original disgorgement 1999
1x Blanc des Millenaires 1985 - Original disgorgement 1996
1x Blanc des Millenaires 1983 - Original disgorgement 1994
1x Blanc de Blancs 1982 - Original disgorgement 1991

The Blanc des Millenaires in the case can be purchased individually, Blanc de Blancs 1982 is only available in the case.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Grand Cru | Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger & 1er Cru Vertus
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Disgorged: Various
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Overview
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Expert Reviews
93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“1983: Generous, fully mature apricot marmalade, honeycomb and toast nose with a mild mushroom undertone. Full-bodied, oily palate with mild, soft effervescence surviving. Soothing, peaceful, superbly concentrated palate. No longer improving but fully alive. ”
97 → 98/100
Essi Avellan MW
“1985: Strikingly opulent and rich, full of cream-laden coffee character and delicious candy floss notes. The winey, velvety palate shows graceful evolution, the best bottles are perfectly crisp and lively still. Peaking beautifully now but there is no hurry. ”
96 → 97/100
Essi Avellan MW
“1990: Superbly classy and polished wine in the hallmark Charles Heidsieck style. Powerful, intese character with plush, sweet fruit in opulence. Super velvety and seamless with fantastic freshness. Sheer pleasure, truly hedonistic. Peaking with lots of chewy succulent power left. ”
Awards
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DWWA Plantinum Best 2018
IWC Silver 2018
News Articles
  1. Charles Heidsieck: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Charles Heidsieck: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 2, 2019

    "The wines in 2018 were good overall. Some were exceptional... some over-mature." Charles Heidsieck Chef de Cave, Cyril Brun, was slightly more cautious than other winemakers regarding the potential of 2018. We tasted a range of vins clairs and reserve wines with the always engaging winemaker at the cellars in Reims.
  2. David Kermode Discovers Charles Heidsieck's 'Finest Bubbles'

    David Kermode Discovers Charles Heidsieck's 'Finest Bubbles'

    August 5, 2018

    A 'Champagne Charlie' in another life himself, wine journalist David Kermode attended our Charles Heidsieck Dinner and Tasting at Frederick's last week to sample a range of new and old vintages from this reformed house. Read his report for The Buyer here.
  3. Charles Heidsieck Dinner with Stephen Leroux

    Charles Heidsieck Dinner with Stephen Leroux

    August 3, 2018

    This week, Director of Charles Heidsieck Stephen Leroux hosted our Charles Heidsieck Dinner and Tasting at Frederick's, Islington. With an expertly paired champagne/food menu and a rare magnum of Brut Millésime 1983 to taste, it was a night to remember.
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