Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 2004
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 shimmering golden robe highlighted by delicate effervescence.
On the nose: Elegant notes of lemon, apple blossoms, salted butter and almonds along with a toasted, buttery nuance of crème Anglaise.
On the palate: An initial palate of fresh citrus gives the wine a taut crispness, followed by a gradually persistent force and intensity. The mouthfeel is dynamic and perfectly structured with a long and well-rounded finish. The rich texture is rooted in a vintage still young and taut; the refined elegant effervescence reveals a still youthful minerality.