$200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

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$200 Champagne-The Most Pleasure NOW...?

#1 Post by Barry Sunderland » October 7th, 2019, 2:30 pm

For enjoyable drinking NOW, what would give me the most pleasure...the 2008 Dom Perignon OR the 1995 Charles Heidsieck ‘Blanc des Millenaires’ (recent bottling)??

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#2 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 7th, 2019, 2:33 pm

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#3 Post by roybehr » October 7th, 2019, 2:36 pm

You can't go wrong, but I'd vote for the Heidsieck. It's in a perfect spot right now.

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#4 Post by alan weinberg » October 7th, 2019, 2:39 pm

1995 Millénaire

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#5 Post by YLee » October 7th, 2019, 2:40 pm

1995 here
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#6 Post by Cody S » October 7th, 2019, 2:42 pm

For drinking now definitively the 1995 Heidsieck. It is just incredible right now.
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#7 Post by Eric Reichenbach » October 7th, 2019, 2:48 pm

In all fairness, I have not had the 95 CH, but I have had a lot from the 95 vintage. The 95 will of course be the more "mature" choice of the two.

That being said, I have had 2 bottles of the 08 DP thus far. A GLORIOUS wine! As a young wine, it reminds me a lot of the 96, but a touch more mature. I mean this in terms of its complexity/sophistication/balance and not "mature" like the 03 was when it came out.
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#8 Post by Barry Sunderland » October 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm

I FULLY enjoy both young and fresh, but also deep, brassy, with tinges of brioche and nut. So, I believe some of you are right, I can’t really lose.

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#9 Post by Hank Victor » October 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm

95 CH is amazing. The 04 is good but not on the same caliber now.

2008 DomP is young but still showing great.

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#10 Post by J. Ashourian » October 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm

No question. 1995 heidsieck.
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#11 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 7th, 2019, 4:23 pm

I do like the CH but the 08 dom is just so great right now. It’s the type of champagne that you pour a glass, think it’s great, taste it again to figure out what a note is, and the bottle is gone. Drinking amazingly well, for now.

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#12 Post by Howard Cooper » October 7th, 2019, 4:34 pm

Get the 2006 Comte de Champagne and save some money.
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#13 Post by bryan c » October 7th, 2019, 4:52 pm

1995 I believe is also a later disgorgement so it's still got quite a bit of freshness to it considering its age. Drinking wonderfully now and also a crowd pleaser too. I'd vote for the '95 personally.
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#14 Post by Mike Q » October 7th, 2019, 5:04 pm

I have had both recently. I agree with others that you can’t go wrong but I would vote for the 08 Dom. Honestly though, both are in a great place.
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#15 Post by Warren Taranow » October 7th, 2019, 5:14 pm

I have both and have opened several of each this year. You can't go wrong with either, but the '95 Heidsieck is still fresh and probably on a long plateau of peak drinking. The '08 Dom is beautiful now, but still young and primary, slightly restrained, but drinking better than most young Doms. I also agree with the '06 Comte, which is drinking well.

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#16 Post by mattccheung » October 8th, 2019, 10:19 am

95 Charlie for me, 08 Dom is too young right now.

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#17 Post by jordan whitehead » October 8th, 2019, 10:51 am

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#18 Post by M.Kaplan » October 8th, 2019, 10:57 am

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#19 Post by Doug Schulman » October 8th, 2019, 5:19 pm

Of those two, for me, it's Heidsieck without hesitation. There are probably others I'd prefer over either for the price. Both choices are really nice, though.
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#20 Post by Darin Kendrick » October 8th, 2019, 11:00 pm

95 BdM hands down for me. I think that DP will be the best since 82 as far as “recent” vintages. But for now that BdM is in a better place.
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#21 Post by Robert Pavlovich » October 9th, 2019, 1:12 am

The 02’ Heidsieck Rare is also real nice right now.

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#22 Post by Mark Golodetz » October 9th, 2019, 10:55 am

Also the 1995. Hate the bottle though, but contents are lovely
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#23 Post by julianseersmartin » October 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Get the 2006 Comte de Champagne and save some money.
+1 to this.

The 95 BdM has not got better as disgorgements have gone on. The very first ones were by far the best.

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#24 Post by R@y.Tupp@+sch » October 9th, 2019, 12:15 pm

julianseersmartin wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Get the 2006 Comte de Champagne and save some money.
+1 to this.
Not saving that much money, and for me, '06 CdC is not currently close to giving the drinking pleasure of '08 DP.
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