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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 1981 Champagne 1.5L

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 1981 - Magnum - 1.5L Magnum - 1.5L   £1,290.00
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Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime
Description & Technical Information
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After many years ageing in the unique and ancient Crayères acquired by its founder Charles Heidsieck, Brut Millésime reveals itself as a champagne poised between elegance and complexity, with a smooth texture and great length on the palate. Extended ageing on the lees has unlocked the full potential of their aromas. Each vintage has its own signature, its own generous tone.

Weather:1981 is a stunning and extremely rare vintage. Drastic climatic variations over the winter as well as to springtime frosts destroyed 25% of the anticipated harvest. Nevertheless, upon tasting the grapes, particularly the Chardonnay in the white Grand crus, they were found to be of excellent quality. The Pinots Noirs married acidity and generosity. In all, they indicated intensely aromatic wines with a very promising cellaring potential.

This champagne is part of Charles Heidsieck Collection Crayeres, a second late release of vintages direct from their cellars in Reims in December 2017. The releases are very limited quantities and a perfect chance to buy and enjoy champagne with age in its very best condition; We have 24 bottles and 6 magnums available.

News Article: Read about our visit to Charles Heidsieck and tasting with cellar Master Cyril Brun of some of the Collection Crayeres Champagnes here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Ageing: 17 years on the lees
Disgorged: March 1999
Drink: Now to 2035+

Tasting Note: Really rich golden yellow colour. Some nice small bubbles still coming through. An incredibly alluring nose of mushroom and truffle. Lovely acidity still and immense power! Lime, mushroom and nuts galore on the palate. Great dryness and such impressive length. With more time in the glass, this is still very fresh. Wow!
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