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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Heidsieck Monopole Brut Diamant Bleu 1989
Heidsieck Monopole Brut Diamant Bleu 1989
(search item no. 5902)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $63.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Nice balance between vivacity and vinosity. First, the mouth reveals persistent quince aromas, sustained by a beautiful freshness thanks of the high proportion of Chardonnay. The finish is characterized by aromas of walnuts.
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About Heidsieck Monopole :

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole is one of the oldest Champagne firms in all of France's Champagne region. The origins go back to the 18th century. Following in the footsteps of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, his nephew Henri-Louis Walbaum and brother-in-law Auguste Heidsieck created one of the most sought after Champagnes ever. In 1895, the firm already shipped over 1.5 million bottles worldwide. In 1818, Heidsieck was appointed suppliers of Champagne to the king of Prussia, emperor of Germany; in 1911, it was appointed suppliers of Champagne to the English court. In 1933, Heidsieck Champagne was featured at the Swedish court and at the table of Csar Nicolas II (the latter ordered over 400,000 bottles a year for his personal use).

Heidsieck's Champagne is very Pinot Noir-centric, with the varietal making up close to 70% in each bottle. The rest is a blend of Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.