Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995
Chardonnay is the only variety used in this exceptionally textured cuvée. From the range of choices offered by the Champagne region, five major crus from the Côte des Blancs have been meticulously selected, on the one hand for their ability to evolve and, on the other, for their ability to fully express their character during the maturation period: Oger for its unctuousness and structure, Mesnil-sur-Oger for balance, Avize for its minerality, Cramant for its complexity and Vertus for its freshness and floral notes.
On the eye: A magnificent, luminous, golden hue with primrose highlights, elaborated exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. A delicate, distinctive bubble, the result of exceptional aging in Gallo-Romain chalk cellars.
On the nose: Four Côte des Blancs grands crus and one premier cru: this meticulous selection grants a unique nobility, elegance, and generosity to this wine. The rich bouquet offers up aromas of dried and candied fruits with hazelnuts, almonds and dates. The wine of a connoisseur, with deep, heady notes of beeswax and nougat.
On the palate: The year 1995 finds expression thanks to the voluptuous, and yet delicate texture so characteristic of the Blanc des Millénaires. Smooth and sensual, the wine reveals its generosity in notes of salty caramel and its mildness with notes of cream enhanced with hints of citrus, toasted almonds, spices (vanilla and ginger) and cedar wood. A fresh finish highlights the potential of this wine, produced with great Chardonnays.