Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millenaires, 2006
Region: Champagne, France
Bottle size: 75cl
WA: 94 points
Notes: Vegetarian, vegan
The Blanc des Millénaires 2006 has a deep golden hue with glints of light green. The nose has floral notes of violets and acacia and deeper notes of blood oranges, stonefruit, fig and date, complemented by subtle herbal notes of tobacco and eucalyptus. On the palate it displays the signature texture of Blanc des Millénaires, starting with a saline and chalky texture, moving into creamy notes of nougat, citrus and whipped cream, with a round and generous finish.
Only Chardonnay is used in the blend of this exceptionally textured cuvée. The Blanc des Millénaires 2006 is made from four of the finest Grand Crus in the Côte des Blancs: Cramant, Avize, Oger, Le Mesnil sur Oger and one Premier Cru: Vertus.
Charles Heidsieck is one of the great names of Champagne and produces some of the finest of all champagnes. Founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, the original ’Champagne Charlie’, the foundation of its modern fame rests on the unrivalled quality of its wines, which receive countless awards and accolades year after year. This success is attributable to the strength and depth of their winemaking team over the past three decades: Daniel Thibault, Régis Camus, Thierry Roset and Cyril Brun have between them been awarded ’Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 16 times. No other house has won more than twice.