1995 Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires Brut : Nearing Perfection !
Score : 97+/100
This Prestige Cuvée Champagne was awarded GOLD at Social Vignerons Prestige Cuvée Champagne AWARDS.
This vintage prestige cuvée Champagne comes in a very bright and shiny lemon-yellow color for a 20-year-old baby. Just a few golden hues simply make it look shinier and more luxurious.
The first nose simply stuns by its sheer intensity. It also charms by its elegant complexity, and more importantly depth. It’s leesy and mineral, yet at agitating the glass, it reveals that fresh floral characters live in this ocean of powerful secondary and tertiary characters: brioche, walnut, fine oak, vanilla. There is so much going on…
Distinctive licorice aromas, as well as some white truffle puts the complexity in here apart, giving it a unique personality.
The palate follows along the height of quality and refinement. Great mineral balance, round body and silky bubbles. It’s dry and mineral but feels smooth.
The sheer concentration of flavors is stunning, so is the length. Layers of very intense leesy characters, are joined by definite oaky tones. The whole feels warmed by the ripe citrus fruit notes, and rich spiciness made of clove, white pepper. Acacia honey, vanilla, coconut, macadamia nut. So much going on!
A wine reaching the highest points of complexity, elegance, power, refinement and length. What else needs saying!
Retails around $200 or 130€. Find this wine to buy on Wine-Searcher