Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 2000

Mix 12
£134.95
Mix 6
£136.95
Per Bottle
£139.95
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Description & Technical Information
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After many years ageing in the unique and ancient Crayères acquired by its founder Charles Heidsieck, Brut Millésime reveals itself as a champagne poised between elegance and complexity, with a smooth texture and great length on the palate. Extended ageing on the lees has unlocked the full potential of their aromas. Each vintage has its own signature, its own generous tone.

Weather: The 2000 vintage was seen by many as a miraculous year. The vines were hit by heavy rain, storms and hail in the winter, leaving a successful harvest on the brink. However, the vintage was saved by the hottest August and September in fifty years, providing the grapes with much needed sunshine and warmth.

This champagne is part of Charles Heidsieck Collection Crayeres, a second late release of vintages direct from their cellars in Reims in December 2017. The releases are very limited quantities and a perfect chance to buy and enjoy champagne with age in its very best condition. We have 24 bottles available.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Disgorged: 2010
Drink: Now to 2025+

Tasting Note: A stunning champagne created from a relatively hot year; rich golden colour with aromatics of sweet apricots and lemon, the palate is long and rich with a perfect acidity and luscious finish is full of almonds and toasty brioche notes.
Champagne Charles Heidsieck Overview
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Probably disgorged at some time between 2007 and 2009. Old label and bottle shape.
Greenish gold. Slightly green note on the nose. There’s certainly sweetness. Not wholly integrated but interesting evolution. Powerful with some sweetness lingering underneath.”
96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Super luscious, sweet apricot, coffee, brown butter and honeycomb nose with toasty richness in opulence. So deep, complex and soft. Smooth, caressingly smooth palate with plenty of fruit. Power but comes with elegance. Matured to perfection. Ready to drink but can be kept. FINE Champagne 100 best classification winner in 2013, Gold at 2014 CSWWC. ”
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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