Sunday, June 15, 2014

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995

Date of Tasting: 25 April 2014
Wine Type: Sparkling White
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12.0%
Origin: Reims, France
Appellation: Champagne (blanc de blancs)
Expect to Pay: ~ THB5,000
Chubby Score: 92/100
Value for money: 2/10
Professional Rating: WA - 94/100, WS - 96/100, WE - 94/100, ST - 94/100, JR - 18/20, CT - 93/100

Appearance: bright golden yellow and fine effervescence
Aroma: lemon, apple, butterscotch and white flower with toasty nutty almond and yeasty scents
Palate: Medium bodied and dry palate. creamy mousse. citrus notes. mineral and rich concentration. spices and herbs and vibrant complexity. fresh acidity.

This all Chardonnay sparkling range from Charles Heidsieck worked pretty beautifully. I like the fine effervescence that combines well with mineral and the texture. Just the yeasty part that I personally do not like. Interesting and pleasurable but might not be so value for money. Another bottle left and shall see how it evolves.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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