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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires

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From a cracking Champagne year comes an epic 100% chardonnay Blanc de Blanc. Blindingly beautiful aromas of roasted nuts and citrus, honeysuckle florals and dairy waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is highly citrusy, creamy and toasty with drive and elegance, leading to a dry, smooth, poised finish. Simply awesome!

Winemaker's Notes

A masterpiece from the Cote des Blancs in a mythical vintage.

To the eye: A magnificent, luminous golden robe with primrose highlights, elaborated exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. A delicate, distinctive bubble, the result of more than 15 years of ageing in Gallo-Roman chalk quarries.

To the nose: A strict selection of no more than 4 grands crus from the Cote des Blancs and one premier cru grants a unique nobility, elegance and generosity to this wine. The rich bouquet offers up aromas of dried and candied fruits such as hazelnuts, almonds and dates. The wine of an aesthete, with deep, heady notes of beeswax and nougat.

On the palate: The year 1995 finds expression in this wine thanks to the voluptuous, velvety and yet delicate texture so characteristic of the Blanc des Millenaires. Smooth and sensual, the wine reveals its generosity in notes of salty caramel and its mildness in a hint of almond milk, complemented by subtle notes of vanilla and cedar wood. A unique emotion, an impression of eternity, much like the feeling one has when standing in the heart of the 2000-year old chalk quarries for which this wine is named.


Reviews and Accolades


"An exceptionally elegant texture with intricate refinement, expressive length offering aromatic subtlety with notes of brioche and hazelnut. A delight for any occasion: a champagne not to be forgotten!"
19/20 - Bettane & Desseauve 2012

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2012
Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012
Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
Great Gold Medal - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
No. 2 Blanc de Blancs Champagne - 92/100. Top Ten of Prestige Cuvee - Fine Magazine - 100 Best Champagnes for 2012

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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires

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Nick Stock (1995 Vintage) says
One of the star blanc de blancs, showing plenty of finesse as well as complex rich characters growing in bottle. Symphonic and impressive palate, deep and swirling layers of flavour, delicate creamy mousse, zesty citrus lingers fresh and precise.
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Good Australian Wine Guide 2009
95
WINESTATE (1995 Vintage) says
Wonderfully long, amazingly fresh and absolutely delicious classic. Abundance of lemony fruit aromas and flavours highlighted by nutty, toasty complexity and a fresh acid backbone
Winestate

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