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Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1985
Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1985
(search item no. 76067)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $279.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1981 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A beautiful, sustained golden tint. A bouquet of dried flowers, then more powerful notes of candied fruit and dried apricots. Notes of almonds, hazelnuts and rich fruit on the palate. This is a warm wine, quite powerful but well balanced, which has matured well over the years.
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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.



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Gruet Blanc de Noirs
Gruet Blanc de Noirs
(search item no. 12330)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

#43 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker's Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.

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Additional wines from Gruet:

  • Brut (search item no. 12333)
  • Rose (search item no. 102582)

About Gruet:

Gilbert Gruet founder of Gruet Winery was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.

In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards In Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure.



Champagne & Sparkling    Non-Vintage    New Mexico    Other US   
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Gruet Blanc de Noirs
Gruet Blanc de Noirs
(search item no. 12330)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

#43 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker's Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Gruet:

  • Brut (search item no. 12333)
  • Rose (search item no. 102582)

About Gruet:

Gilbert Gruet founder of Gruet Winery was born in Bethon, France in 1931. He grew up in a poor family, and began working at a young age. In 1952, Gilbert Gruet, along with his wife Danielle, dreamt of producing fine quality Champagne. Gilbert followed his heart and in 1967 created the U.V.C.B. (Union Vinicole des Coteaux de Bethon), a co-op in the village of Bethon.

In 1983, the Gruet family was traveling through the Southwestern part of the United States, and while in New Mexico met a group of European winemakers who had successfully planted vineyards In Engle, near the town of Truth or Consequence, 170 miles south of Albuquerque. The land was inexpensive and the opportunity golden. In 1984, Gilbert Gruet, whose Champagne house, Gruet et Fils had produced fine Champagne in Bethon, France, since 1952, made the decision to plant an experimental vineyard, exclusively planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. His children, winemaker Laurent and daughter Nathalie, then relocated to the great state of New Mexico to begin their American wine making adventure.