charles heidsieck, blanc des millenaires brut 2006
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94
WINE SPECTATOR
96

2006 charles heidsieck, blanc des millenaires brut

Why We're Buying

Tête de cuvée is the most exclusive type of Champagne. Charles Heidsieck is taking that rarity to new heights. He has only produced five vintages of Blanc des Millénaires since 1983, a choice that has left wine lovers and investors wanting more.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert parker's Wine Advocate

Recently disgorged with seven grams per liter dosage, the 2006 Brut Blanc de Blancs Blanc des Millénaires is expressive and charming, in keeping with the sunny, demonstrative style of the vintage. Offering up aromas of toasted brioche, honeycomb, yellow apples and preserved citrus, it's full-bodied, fleshy and textural, with a rich core of fruit, ripe acids and an attractive pinpoint mousse. It's already drinking well, and I'd be inclined to approach it sooner than the more tightly wound 2004 rendition.

WINE SPECTATOR
96

Wine Spectator

A textbook blanc de blancs in a relatively opulent style, with ample grilled nut, brioche and spice character alongside classic flavors of poached apricot, kumquat, oyster shell and lemon blossom. This rich profile is well-defined by racy acidity, sleek and well-cut, driving the long, lacy finish. A beauty.