Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995

Charles Heidsieck

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Tasting Notes

Still greenish gold. Still lots of freshness on the nose. Noble and magnificent. Savoury and yet lacy. Full phenolic ripeness (a bit more than 2004, which is currently embargoed). Dances on the palate. Lovely, very lightly toasty, mature Chardonnay flavours but definitely tight-knit champagne not burgundy! So clean. Drink 2006-2026

Score: 19

Jancis Robinson MW, Maturity: 2006-2026 19 September 2017

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. (95+ Points)

Score: 95

Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2025-2034 01 March 2016

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!

Score: 95 - 95

Richard Juhlin, Champagne Club 01 December 2015

Pale greenish gold with fine bubbles, then a really lovely aromatic array: white flowers, citrus, grilled amonds and honeyed notes. Fine and crisp in the mouth with good body but what really appeals is the gorgeously creamy, satiny texture that marks it out as a top-class Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay. Great class and a very long, harmonious dry finish with notes of honey lingering.

Score: 96

Albany Vintners, - 30 September 2015

A mouthwatering Champagne, 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. Drink now through 2025.

Score: 95

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator Maturity: 2015-2025 17 September 2015

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 in this 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 Cécile Bonnefond. It will be very interesting to see what develops at this historic property over the coming years.

Score: 95

Antonio Galloni, Maturity: 2013-2022 01 October 2012