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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981
(search item no. 97281)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $475.98

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1985 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1985 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1985 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

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.

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About Charles Heidsieck:

From the very start, the wines of Charles Heidsieck managed to seduce the royal courts of Europe. Today, the House’s wines are awarded the highest accolades by professional juries across the world. The quantity of medals and trophies regularly earned by Charles Heidsieck is simply extraordinary. The winemaking team has been awarded the “Winemaker of the Year” trophy nine times by the UK International Wine Challenge.

Régis Camus joined Charles Heidsieck in 1994 and has been the head winemaker of the House since 2002. This meticulous and passionate professional likes to keep an eye on everything: the state of the vineyards, the selection of the grapes, their pressing and their vinification, cru by cru, in individual vats. His mission is to perpetuate the Charles Heidsieck style, reflecting the richness of the Champagne region.