Blanc des Millénaires is the top wine from the Charles Heidsieck house and has only been produced in a handful of vintages over the years with the 1995 being the latest release. This is indeed a top Blanc de Blancs in 1995 which has enjoyed massive appreciation from top critics – 95pts from Antonio Galloni, Richard Juhlin, Stephan Reinhardt and Wine Spectator; and 18.5pts (out of 20) from Jancis Robinson, who believes it is as good as Dom Perignon 1995 and Louis Roederer Cristal 1995, even better than the benchmark Krug 1995 which was rated 17.5 pts.
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 their stock now and now short in supply due to the huge global demand. A highly-regarded and now becoming an extremely rare bottle in the bottle makes this a must-have in every cellar and home - ideal for those looking for something special to drink now, while also having the ability to keep for years to come -
1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires (HK Lowest Price - HK$1,200 per bottle#)
HK$1,180 per bottle
Special Offer: HK$6,900 per case of 6 (Average price per bottle – HK$1,150)
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, www.jancisrobinson.com,
95 pts 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. www.vinous.com
95 pts 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, www.champagneclub.com
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. www.robertparker.com
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, www.winespectator.com, Drink: 2015-2025
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