Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981

Vintage from Champagne, France

$539.00
Item No. 97281
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • WE92
Alcohol By Volume: 12.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A beautiful golden yellow tint, with a luminous brilliance.

An intense nose, with strong floral aromas and hints of cocoa, honey and figs.

The palate reveals rich notes of dried fruits, liquorice and pineapple. The finish is warm, delicate and creamy with a hint of pastry. Remarkably well balanced, with an excellent blend of aromas.

Critical Acclaim

"Unusual, in that not many houses declared 1981 a vintage year. This is a supple, beautiful wine, virtually orange in color, a fact that hints at its earthy, autumnal palate impression. Shows hints of mushroom, clarified butter and demi-glace notes on the nose, with baked apple and earth flavors in the mouth. Mature and sexy; drink now."
92 Points

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