The 1979 Cuvee Charles Heidsieck is a very special Champagne. In the bouquet caramel, oysters, sea breeze, ripe apples and a hint of anis and butterscotch. Slight maderized tone that blows off after some minutes in the glass. On the palate still fine and persistent mousse, rich and quite powerfull fruit with apple and caramel notes. The 1979 acidity is keeping the wine fresh and quite vibrant despite the dense mature notes – still quite a lot of sweetness in the fruit, but well balanced by the acidity. The finish is powerfull but not totally harmonious. A very impressive old champagne, still alive and kicking – despite less than optimal cellaring for quite some years.
Tasting Notes for this producer
- Charles Heidsieck, Cuvee Charlie 1979 September 18, 2012
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