Charles Heidsieck was founded in Reims of Champagne in 1851 and though it is the smallest of the Grandes Marques champagne houses, it is one of the best-known producers for both vintage and non-vintage cuvée. One of the top vintage cuvees from Charles Heidsieck is Blanc des Millénaires which has only been produced in four vintages to date: 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2004. This is a top Blanc de Blancs in 1995 which has received massive appreciation from top industry critics – an unanimous 95pts from Antonio Galloni, Richard Juhlin, Stephan Reinhardt and Wine Spectator; and 18.5pts (out of 20) from Jancis Robinson, who commented that it is as good as Dom Perignon 1995 and Louis Roederer Cristal 1995, even better than the benchmark Krug 1995 which was rated at 17.5 pts. Then when you look at the prices, you will fully understand what amazing value that Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995 offers -
Having tasted many samples of Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995 ourselves in previous years, we strongly recommend this and consider this to be one of the most impressive Champagne from the 1990s. The Champagne has undergone very long aging in its cool, chalky underground cellar and was released only when it was ready. Sadly we have been told that the house has sold all their stock now and therefore there is extreme shortage due to the huge global demand. A highly-regarded and now becoming an extremely rare bottle in the market, this is absolutely a must-have for every cellar and home - perfect for those who are looking for something special to drink now but also with good ageing potential -
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995
HK$1,460 per bottle
Special Offer - HK$1,420 per bottle if you purchase before 15th Nov 2020
ETA 3-4 weeks
18.5pts out of 20 Jancis Robinson
Pale gold. Masses of evolution on the nose. Toasty, nutty notes with more than a hint of walnuts and a very dry finish. No aggressive froth; a very serious wine worth lingering over. Meaty and substantial. Very savoury and appetising. Tastes pretty dry. Admirable persistence. Drink: 2012-2022 Apr 2016.
95pts Antonio Galloni
The 1995 Brut Blanc des Millenaires shows just how compelling this often overlooked vintage can be. Layers of lemon, pastry, spices, crushed rocks and savory herbs literally jump from the glass. An exquisite, perfumed, beautifully delineated Champagne, the 1995 shows lovely flavor complexity and nuance from its extended time in bottle, yet it also retains plenty of freshness, verve and acidity. This is a great showing from Charles Heidsieck. The 1995 was made before the tenure of the house’s current team, headed by CEO Cecile Bonnefond. It will be very interesting to see what develops at this historic property over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.
95pts Richard Juhlin
Heidsieck’s cuvée de prestige is a constant winner at blind tastings all over the world. Already a legend!So silky-smooth and with such intensive nut toffee! The toastiness is there, but lying swimming in an oily nectar which prevents it from really making its way forward as it does in many other vintages. Pretty mousse and uplifting charm. These Oenothèque wines are truly delightful. What vigour and freshness along with the depth and the tones of maturity that are gradually revealed. Exquisitely delicious! Dec 2015.
95+pts Wine Advocate Deep, pure and fresh on the fruit-intense and complex nose, the 1995 Blanc des Millenaires is still young and incredibly fresh on the palate. This is refreshingly pure, concentrated, fruity and perfectly round Champagne that reveals a great tension and mineral complexity. It also has a long and salty finish. Keep it for ten or 20 years.
95pts Wine Spectator
This mouthwatering Champagne is refined and satiny in texture, with a citrusy overtone to the flavors of apricot preserves, toasted hazelnut and brioche, crystallized honey and fleur de sel. Presents a lasting, smoke- and spice-filled finish. Nov 2015. Drink: 2015-2025.
Subject to availability. ETA 3-4 weeks. Special offer price valid until Sunday, 15th November 2020.
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