Charles Heidsieck Millésime Vintage Brut

Champagne

A CHAMPAGNE WITH A DISTINCTIVE PERSONALITY and an aromatic profile underscoring the very meaning of the term vintage, this cuvée highlights the flagship of this particular year. The fruit of 2006 held good acidity and this vintage presents excellent cellaring potential. It is a beautiful classic which, thanks to more than ten years of aging in the ancient chalk Crayères, it fully reveals its excellence, placing it among the world’s greatest Champagnes.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful deep golden hue shimmering with remarkable brilliance and enhanced by a subtle but dynamic effervescence, the aromatics generously prevail first and foremost with floral notes laced with touches of jasmine and honeysuckle. A cornucopia of fruit ensues with fragrance of white peach, fresh apricot, Mirabelle plum, grapefruit, and yuzu each vying for prominence. When swirled, subtle notes of bergamot, toasted hazelnut, licorice, and freshly-grated coconut offer a magnificent complexity to the multi-dimensional bouquet. A harmony of silky textures of nougat and butter cream complement salinity and minerality. Generous and full-bodied with a rich mouth feel this blend imparts a lasting finish.

Blend: 59% Pinot Noir, 41% Chardonnay Composed of 10 crus including, for the Pinot Noir: Aÿ, Verzy, Tauxières, Rilly, Avenay, Louvois, and Ambonnay; and for the Chardonnay: Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, and Vertus. Aged 9 years on the lees. To be enjoyed within 10 years.

  • 93

    Points

    Charles Heidsieck Millésime Vintage Brut
    Wine Spectator, December 2018

    "Rich notes of pastry, crushed cherry, espresso cream, saffron and spice are well-meshed with vibrant acidity in this expressive Champagne. Fine and creamy in texture, with a racy, tightly knit finish that should unfold nicely with age. Disgorged in 2017. Drink now through 2028. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 90 cases imported."

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