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In order to bring you these incredible wines, we have reserved a limited number of our cuvées from the most outstanding vintages in our oenothèque for over 50 years. These works of art are available in magnum for a tasting experience unlike any other. In the twenty years since this historic year transported us from one millennium to the next, time has revealed a fi ne wine that has blossomed into something truly unique.
Blend: 65% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 10% Meunier
Cellar ageing: 20 years
Dosage: 5 g/l
Formats: 150 cl
A blend of meticulously selected Premiers and Grands Crus. The shimmering eff ervescence of the Chardonnay is enhanced by the roundness and elegant, aromatic richness of the Pinots. A delicate dosage contributes to the balanced expression of the champagne’s maturity.
The aromatic harmony of this cuvée reveals a world of delicate spice and mint, where toasted and mild tobacco nuances mingle with a fl oral bouquet. The generosity of these fl avours is entwined with a surprising freshness and a youthful of citrus fruits on the fi nish.
With sautéed calf sweetbreads and pan-fried girolle mushrooms, or with game marinated in champagne and black truffles.
A welcome relief after some difficult years in the region. Quantity-wise, it was the seventh high-cropping year in a row. But, in 1995, the quality also excelled, and particularly so for Chardonnay. There were significant frost damages during the spring and the warm but wet weather in the summer ignited mildew and rot problems. The vines cropped heavily and rigorous vineyard work and selection during harvest led to best results. Harvest commenced on September 18th and yielded grapes of a fine balance of sugar and acidity. The vintage has turned out to be much better than first expected and it has emerged from the shadow of the much-hyped 1996. This vintage is marked by elegance of its inviting fruitiness, beautiful balance and slow-building finesse. Its greatest examples include Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires, Dom Pérignon (whole range), Louis Roederer Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Bollinger R.D, Krug Vintage and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne.