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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Heidsieck Monopole Brut Diamant Bleu 1996
Heidsieck Monopole Brut Diamant Bleu 1996
(search item no. 93104)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $115.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1989 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Wonderful ripe aromas of butterscotch, peach, lemon and malt turn deeper, spicier and smokier on the palate. It's all focused by vibrant acidity that interplay with the creamy texture. This tastes ready, but should develop over the next decade. Long, nutty aftertaste. Drink now through 2018."
Wine Spectator
94 Points
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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.