charles heidsieck, blanc des millenaires brut 2004
A seamless Champagne, showing a texture of raw silk, this weaves vibrant acidity with an expressive range of glazed apple and poached white cherry fruit flavors, with pickled ginger and saffron spice details and rich notes of pastry cream, toast and coffee liqueur. More about finesse than power, this is long and creamy on the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2028.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2004 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millénaires Blanc de Blancs is an outstanding Champagne. TASTING NOTES: This wine is the complete package. Enjoy its heroic aromas and flavors of aged wine, creaminess, yeasty notes, and earth with well-seasoned Porchetta. (Tasted: September 9, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
This 2004 constitutes only the fifth edition of this special bottling that has earned an outstanding reputation, coming after 1983, 1985, 1990 and the superlative 1995. The Chardonnay for this blanc de blancs comes from the five famous terroirs of the Côte des Blancs: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Vertus. It has powerful aromatic complexity with minty, floral and mineral elements, while the dense, generous yet silky texture is supported by finely-judged acidity. This is a character-driven Champagne that should pair well with a poultry dish based on a creamy sauce. Drinking Window 2018 - 2030
This is an iteration of a legendary Champagne. Perfectly balanced, still packed with white fruit but just touching nuttiness, the wine is at its peak. Celebrating one of the great Champagne vintages of this century, this wine is totally memorable and magnificent.