2007 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires Champagne - 6x75cl
  • Colour Champagne_Sparkling
  • Producer Charles Heidsieck
  • Region Champagne
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2023 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2007 - Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires Champagne - 6x75cl

  • Colour Champagne_Sparkling
  • Producer Charles Heidsieck
  • Region Champagne
  • Grape Chardonnay
  • Drinking 2023 - 2035
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £932.58 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £760.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, July 2022

    This exquisite Champagne has a vibrant fine beaded mousse and an expressive nose of lemon sherbet, honeysuckle and orange blossom with some richer fruit peeping through. The palate echoes these flavours and offers up lovely ripe lemon notes layered atop richer tropical fruit, gingerbread, and smoke entwined with chalky minerals. While this is a very elegant and fine, there is a dancing nervosity to the rounded creaminess as well as some considerable concentration. This is not a shy wine, just youthful, and expertly balances its impressive power without any excess weight. The finish is positively electric; chalky notes flow through to a refreshing salinity which makes this wine tingle on the palate. The seam of acidity only serves to amplify this and give lift and persistence. This is beautiful and will age well.

  • James Suckling, January 2022, Score: 96

    Intense oyster-shell and candied-lemon aromas pull you into this very elegant champagne, which is so precise on the sleek and focused palate with a finish of crystalline purity and brightness. Still really youthful, thanks to the uplifting freshness! A Blanc de Blancs from 5 top Crus in the Côte des Blancs. Drink or hold.

Producer

Charles Heidsieck

Widely considered one of the great names of Champagne, Charles Heidsieck was founded in 1851 by the original ‘Champagne Charlie’, Charles-Camille Heidsieck, a man who ‘broke America’ and popularised Champagne across the pond in the 1800s. More recently, the house’s considerable success can be attributed to the strength and depth of its winemaking team which, between them, have received the ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 16 times (no other house has won more than twice!) At Charles Heidsieck, the emphasis is on simplicity, which can be seen in the production of their Brut Réserve; grapes are sourced from 60 different ‘crus’ across the region, while fermentation and ageing of the base wines takes place primarily in stainless steel to preserve freshness. The pièce de resistance, however, comes in the form of the rare gem Blanc des Millénaires. Released after almost 15 years of ageing, in Charles Heidsieck’s 2,000-year-old (UNESCO World Heritage) Gallo-Roman chalk cellars, this Blanc de Blancs is simply outstanding and is one of the rarest on the market.

Region

Champagne

Champagne, the world's greatest sparkling wine, needs little introduction - with imitations produced in virtually every country capable of growing grapes, including such unlikely candidates as India and China. The Champagne region, to the north of Paris, has the most northerly vineyards in France, with vines grown on slopes with a southerly exposure to maximise sunlight. The soil is chalky, providing an excellent balance of drainage and water retention. The key to the wine is in the cellar - the bubbles result from a second fermentation in the bottle and the rich toasty flavours in great Champagne come from extended bottle ageing on the yeasty lees. Until the eighteenth century, the wines produced in the Champagne area were light acidic white wines, with no hint of sparkle. However glass and closure technology developed at that time and it was not long before Dom Perignon, a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Hautvilliers, started experimenting with blends and produced the first recognisable champagne. In a world accustomed to still wines, the advent of champagne was almost a flop. It was saved when it became fashionable at the French court as a result of Louis XV's mistress Madame de Pompadour commenting "Champagne is the only wine that lets a woman remain beautiful after she has drunk it." And the rest is history, with famous (or infamous) champagne lovers including Casanova, Dumas, Wagner, Winston Churchill, James Bond and Coco Chanel.