Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995

£137.99

  • Blanc de Blancs Champagne Trophy - International Wine Challenge 2012
  • Regional Trophy - Library Vintage Champagne - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
  • Gold - IWSC 2012
  • Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
  • Gold - International Wine Challenge 2013
  • Library Vintage Champagne Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
  • Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
  • Gold Outstanding - IWSC 2013
  • Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2013

TASTING NOTE

Exceptional. This displays all the noble characteristics of mature Chardonnay and its incredible potential for ageing. Pale gold colour with pale green hues. The bouquet is balanced with a richness and distinct pastry aromas expressing full buttery notes, intense cinnamon and vanilla spice. Silky notes of candied apricots, quince and dried fruits, hazelnuts and almonds.

The 1995 Blanc des Millénaires is a blend of Chardonnay from five crus: Cramant for complexity and ageability, Avize for verve and minerality, Oger for creaminess and weight, Mesnil-sur-Oger for balance and Vertus for floral freshness.

1995 was a fresh and balanced vintage, producing wines of excellent ageing potential. Generally good conditions throughout summer and autumn meant grapes were harvested in prime condition. It was the first universally declared vintage since 1990.

After fermentation, the wine is racked to separate the lees and then undergoes malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. After blending the different crus, the wine is bottled and selected yeast added for the second fermentation. The bottles are placed in the cellar at a temperature of 10°C, and aged for at least 15 years before release.

 

 

12% abv

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995
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