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Charles Heidsieck

Blanc des Millénaires Champagne Chardonnay 2006

🏅 Rating 94/100 (4,4⭐)

This is my first encounter with 2006 Charles Heidsiek Blanc des Millénaires⁣

I'm a big fan of 1995 which I tasted numerous times before. ⁣

My impression of 2004 was quite mixed. I did see the signature CH style to it, but I would prefer to keep it for a minimum of 5 more years in the cellar. I thought CH really rushed with it into the market.⁣

2006 release followed right after. I was even surprised why did they release it so soon. ⁣

I think I get the idea now. 2006 has everything you want. It has the ripeness of the fruit you expect from the warm vintage. Acidity is just right there. ⁣
Reductive style Chardonnay and signature popcorn flavour. Toasty and rich on the palate. That's exactly the blockbuster BdM we were all waiting for.⁣

So let's enjoy 2006 for the next 5 years till 2004 riches its full maturity!⁣

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— 9 days ago

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I’m trying more French wines to expand my knowledge. I had no idea what this was when I bought it. I guess it’s not often you find a 100% Tannat 🤷‍♀️ it’s usually blended to tone down the acidity and tannins. I don’t find it too tannic but it is quite acidic but not intolerable. Nice black fruit on the palate as it describes, oakiness on the nose and a very nice dark garnet color. Sitting out by the pool on this very pleasant Florida evening with a steak on the grill. Cheers! 🍷🥩 — 19 days ago

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The picture doesn’t do it justice with the bright clear cherry life-saver red color. Tastes how it looks with tart cherries and wile raspberries - LOVED IT! — 5 hours ago

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Alexandra Grande Cuvée Rosé Champagne Blend 2004

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Domaine Passot Les Rampaux

Regnie Gamay 2016

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WNH Gamay night.

A somewhat new producer from Beaujolais’s newest cru, Regnie. From my limited experience, wines from this Cru are normally very ethereal and highlight bright fruits.

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— 10 hours ago

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@Shay A I’d like to chime in with the Vikings season and Twins...who have now lost an MLB record 18 or 19 post season games.
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— 10 days ago

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No new words to describe how much we lo♥️ve this bottle tonight. All I can say is we're starting to get low on our stash, thankfully a restocking is in my future already... — 3 days ago

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Yes I know! Kind of hoping I ordered a few cases too many from @Lyle Fass so that I can enjoy the excess for years!
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@Josh Morgenthau We'd drink this multiple times per week if I had the inventory, you'll not me unhappy.
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@Severn Goodwin always great. Better people than wines!


Brut Champagne Blend

Call me crazy, but this wow’d me!!! I’m also not a huge Champagne drinker.

Got this bottle 2+yrs ago for free from our grocery store. Thought it was going to be a drain pourer, but was I wrong!!

Light gold color. Nose of brioche, nuts, and caramel. Reminds me of a very young vintage Bollinger Le Grand Annee (which is my go to). Balanced, easy to drink, with lovely flavor. Paired awesome with Chicken Katsu Curry. Could be a fluke, a great food pairing, or a hidden treasure! Either way, this was awesome!! £23 on the website right now!
— 18 days ago

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