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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1985 Champagne 75cl

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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1985
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Champagne Charles Heidsieck Overview
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Charles Heidsieck's prestige cuvée is a blend of pure Chardonnay from just five different Crus: 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 October 2018. Only 300 bottles released worldwide.

Weather: This year is etched into vine growers’ memories as an exceptional ideal harvest in terms of quality,
despite record freezing temperatures over winter (-30°C for several days), which irretrievably devastated
part of the Champagne region’s vines. Fortunately, beautiful weather from 1 July allowed the grapes to
ripen to their full potential. The Chardonnays in particular ripened beautifully, becoming refined and
elegant. One can imagine the patience required at the time to allow the wines to reach their full potential.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Grand Cru | Avize, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger & 1er Cru Vertus
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Disgorged: 1996
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: An intense golden colour. The nose reveals aromas of concentrated, lightly stewed fruits, mixed with notes of peanut and liquorice. A generous dense mouthfeel with a crispness throughout.
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires
18.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW,
JancisRobinson.com,
Aug 2017
“Disgorged 1994. Winter frost killed some vines and then a heatwave in summer caused double concentration, including that of acidity.
Orangey gold. Lively and powerful nose that reminds me of early Australian Chardonnay! (Or perhaps the yeast that was used for them.) Plus earthy, undergrowth flavours. This vintage is much fresher than the 1990. Very lively and racy for its age. Long and just starting to dry out but very good. Has lasted well and taken on many layers. Some richness at first but very clean, crisp and fresh on the finish. Long. Dried citrus peel. Super-clean. Dramatic wine compared with the complete classiness of the 1983.”
96-97/100
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Jan 2015
“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. ”
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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