🏅 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!
Instagram: @wine_talks_club — 20 days ago
The inimitable Grosbot-Barbara Chardonnay Tressallier St. Pourcain blend. A favorite of mine. Nothing like it. Nose is really terrific. Like elite 1er Cru st. Aubin. Airy, mineral and so aromatically refined. Classy minerals. Really classy. This is such an elite wine. Subtle spice. Hint of framing oak. So good. Balanced and super pure. Juicy, structured, clean and electric. Rich and energetic with a knockout finish. Amazingly precise and deep. Such a brilliant wine. It’s like white burgundy crossed with Anjou Blanc. So good — 5 days ago
We’ve had their N/V Blanc but, haven’t had their Rose in awhile. Quite good.
Mousse is very refined. Great mouthfeel. Blood orange, tangerine, rhubarb notes, poached strawberries, black cherries, watermelon near the rind, white spice, oyster shell, grainy chalk, grey volcanics, saline, dry yeast, baguette crust, mint with pink roses dominate with shades of red roses. The acidity is lively. The finish is, pleasantly rich, elegant, well balanced & polished persistent for minutes falling into minerals & spice. — 15 days ago
Ripe red fruit nose of raspberry, cranberry, and tart cherry with classic cab frank green bell pepper notes. Grippy tart red fruit on the palate with cinnamon and cedar. Medium alcohol, medium tannins, and high acid, with the bell pepper lingering in the finish. Tart and rustic, bring on the croque monsieur. — 11 days ago
This wine is extremely dark in the glass and offers a nose to match. Blackberry aromas are laced with cedar, vanilla, clove and tobacco. The palate is dark, too, and rich. The fruit flavors are in the front while savory notes complement them. There is a rustic feel, and the tannins are firm. — 5 days ago
Holy sweet mother of Moses. The 2016 Royal City is a truly spectacular wine. Full speed on all cylinders with a broad and evolving complexity with new features found in every crook and corner.
Dark concentrated, ripe but fresh fruit profile, cassis, blackberries, blueberries, plenty of lavender followed by meat, iron and a very integrated oak spice and a pronounced crushed stone minerility that gives further dimension to the nose. There is of course a bit of resistance on the palate with its pronounced tannins, but it manage to shake it with its intense concentration on the palate with an expansive mid palate and bottomless finish. Outstanding.
Please give me a napkin and a bloody steak, sorry vegetarians but you could always pair it with a bearnaise only, accompanied by a large spoon.
27 months French oak (65% new) — a day ago