An incredible Cuvee from Charles Heidsieck, and only the 6th vintage of Blanc des Millenaires to be released, 2006 is the next addition to this excellent lineage. A blend of Chardonnay from the villages of Oger, Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Avize, Cramant, and Vertus. Having tasted every vintage of Blanc des Millenaires ever made, we can say these are excellent Champagnes that do not leave the cellar until they are perfect. This Cuvee has spent an incredible 13 years on the lees, rivaling other Blanc de Blancs at a fraction of the price. Charles Heidsieck has always been a relative value among Champagne's bigger houses, and the 2006 Blanc de Millienaires is an astonishing bottle, especially at this pricing.
Decanter 96 points! "This Champagne made with 100% Chardonnay sourced from four grand cru villages (Cramant, Avize, Oger and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) and from one 1er Cru village, Vertus. Disgorged in Novembre 2019 after spending 13 years on its lees, the 2006 Blanc des Millénaires has elegant notes of apricot, pineapple, exotic fruit including mango, as well as white flowers. The palate is medium-bodied, delicate and yet opulent at the same time. The texture is crystalline and very pure. Good vivacity too thanks to ripe acidity. The finish is long and expansive. Very long ageing potential (10-15 years)."
Wine Advocate (William Kelley) 94 points! "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."