This exceptional Blanc de Blancs is one of the most celebrated champagnes in the world. Made with five of the best growths from the Côte des Blancs -- Oger, Mesnil-sur-Oger, Vertus, Cramant and Avize. This exquisite wine is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, only produced in small quantities in years of exceptional quality. The color is silvery with a delicate shimmer. On the nose there are elegant notes of fresh bark that lead to spices and macerated fruits. On the palate, charming, smooth and serene. Dry, slightly candied finish with fleshy notes of marrons glacés.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"The 1995 Brut Blanc des Millenaires shows just how compelling this often overlooked vintage can be. Layers of lemon, pastry, spices, crushed rocks and savory herbs literally jump from the glass. An exquisite, perfumed, beautifully delineated Champagne, the 1995 shows lovely flavor complexity and nuance from its extended time in bottle, yet it also retains plenty of freshness, verve and acidity. This is a great showing from Charles Heidsieck. The 1995 was made before the tenure of the house’s current team, headed by CEO Cecile Bonnefond. It will be very interesting to see what develops at this historic property over the coming years."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 94
"Vivid gold. Heady aromas of candied citrus fruits, flowers, truffle, gingerbread and iodine, with an intensely smoky overtone. Deep, pungent and palate-staining, with the orchard and pit fruit flavors reaching every corner of the palate and showing impressive power without any excess weight. Even more extroverted than last year's release, finishing with excellent cling and lingering smokiness."
Wine Spectator (WS): 96
"Lovely and expressive, with the ethereal texture of fine silk, showing precise balance and integration, and weaving together flavors of smoky toasted hazelnut, coffee liqueur, patisserie apple, candied ginger and a hint of white truffle. Fresh and vibrant, with a lasting finish."