{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer MzNiY2QzMThhYWNhNzVhN2Q4MDJmYTJmMmIyOGYzYTgyZTgyODA0ODlmZjhiZDg5YTRjYjIwMTlmYjM5MTQ5OQ","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}


First taste: Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006

Yohan Castaing reviews the sixth release of Charles Heidsieck's rare Blanc des Millénaires cuvée as well as the Champagne House's new Brut 2012...

The release of a new vintage of Charles Heidsieck’s famous Blanc des Millénaires is always a privileged moment, as this is such a special, rare cuvée. The latest is from the 2006 vintage, a year that was marked by frost and thunderstorms in the spring, followed by beneficial weather during the crucial flowering period of flowering.

Scroll down to see the Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 tasting note and score

Record-breaking heatwaves during July gave way to a rainy, cold August with sunshine and dry conditions prevailing by the start of September leading up to a harvest that began around 10 September in the Champagne regions where the grapes tend to ripen earlier.

See the Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 tasting note and score

You may also like

First taste: Dom Pérignon 2010
First taste: Bollinger PN VZ 15 – first new cuvée in over 10 years
Perrier Jouët: Producer profile
Village profile: Cramant, Champagne

Latest Wine News