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Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2004

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2004

100% Chardonnay. In 1851, young Charles Heidsieck founded his own Champagne house in Reims. He understood that the United States was an important emerging market, so he traversed America repeatedly north to south promoting his new brand. The stylish entrepreneur became known lovingly as “Champagne Charlie.” Charles Heidsieck is distinguished by the high proportion of reserve wines and their vineyard parcels coming from grand and premier cru villages. The house decided to single out the greatest chardonnays in a cuvée called Blanc des Millénaires, making this their tête de cuvée. Only four vintages were created under this name, 1983, 1985, 1990 and 1995. The extreme exigence of the House when it comes to the quality of the grapes and their cellaring potential shows to which extent the chardonnays from this particular harvest were outstanding! Charles Heidsieck is the smallest of the Grandes Marques champagne Houses and that gives them an advantage in being more flexible to craft truly captivating wines. Champagnes that express place and soul.

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$248.00
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SKU: 1217740200400750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2004
Varietal
Champagne Blend
Robert Parker
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Disgorged in November 2017 after 13 years on the lees, the stunning 2004 Blanc des Millénaires is a worthy successor to the 1995. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of green apple, pear, brioche and fresh pastry that are framed by a lovely smoky, autolytic top note, the wine is full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with ripe acids, superb depth at the core and a textural, vinous quality while remaining very classical in profile. The finish is long and expansive. A blend of Chardonnay from Cramant, Avize, Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger and Vertus, it saw nine grams per liter dosage. This is a terrific blanc de blancs from Charles Heidsieck that has a long and glorious future ahead of it." - William Kelley
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