Becoming a legend
For the first time in 1993, Charles Heidsieck offered the Blanc des Millénaires in its prestigious 1983 vintage. It is period in which the desire to create a style and the expertise in producing Blanc de blancs champagnes was at its height (the oldest being from 1949). Since then, the House has only unveiled three vintages from its highly lauded Blanc de Blancs: 1985, 1990 and 1995.
A VARIATION ON GREAT CHARDONNAYS
Only Chardonnay is used in the blend of this exceptionally textured cuvée. 5 major crus from the Côte des Blancs have been meticulously chosen for their ability to evolve, but also for their ability to express their full richness during the maturation period: Oger for its lushness and structure, Mesnil-sur-Oger for balance, Avize for its minerality, Cramant for its complexity and Vertus for its freshness and floral side.
OVER TWENTY YEARS of ageing in the extraordinary chalk cellars have mellowed the carbonation to give the fine, delicate bubbles so typical of the Blanc des millénaires 1995 to give it ultimate smoothness.
The masterpiece from the Côte des Blancs
TO THE EYE
A magnificent, luminous golden robe, produced exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. A delicate, distinctive bubble, the result of exceptional ageing in Gallo-Roman chalk cellars.
ON THE NOSE
The aristocracy, elegance and voluptuousness of such dried and candied fruits as hazelnuts, almonds and dates. The wine of an aesthete, with deep, heady notes of beeswax and nougat.
ON THE PALATE
The voluptuous creamy texture, so fine, is well served by a multitude of aromas: caramel, citrus peel, toasted almonds, and more. The finish is extremely fresh, attesting to the potential of this vintage.