Private Cellar

Charles Heidsieck Brut Vintage Champagne 1985 (1x 1.5L)

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0001-2475971

Part of Sale: Start Spring with these Sparklings

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Closed: 24/09/2019 8.30 PM AEST

Overview

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

93 Points. Wine & Spirits Magazine.1 December 2006

Vintage
1985
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Charles Heidsieck may be both the best and the most famous of the three Hiedsieck domains, but it was the last of the three to get into the game. It was in 1851, sixty-six years after Florens-Louis Heidsieck first laid the foundation for the Heidsieck clan that Charles-Camille Heidsieck established the domain. In 1857, Charles-Camille made his first trip to America. There he was quickly dubbed “Champagne Charlie” by the Yanks and grew to be so well known that his name appeared in music hall songs performed around the country.

For a while Charles Heidsieck was owned by Henriot, but it was sold in 1985 to the Rémy-Cointreau Group. Daniel Thibault was Chef de caves here, and at Piper-Heidsieck, prior to his premature death in February 2002. He is missed by the entire wine world. Before the incomparable Thibault came on to the scene, Heidsieck owned no vineyards of their own. Today they own thirty hectares at Ambonnay, Bouzy and Oger.

The non-vintage Champagne Brut Resérve Mis en Cave is currently among the best on the market, and the vintage wine is always a joy to follow. The decision to close down Champagne Charlie and to substitute Blanc de Millénaires for the prestige Champagne has been praised by many.

All the wines are beautifully toasted. It will not be an easy task for Daniel Thibault's successor to fill the gap left by this winemaker who is already a legend. The 96 is particularly interesting since it was so inferior when it was released, but is so wonderfully roasted and so delightfully complex now.

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M.L - East Lindfield NSW24/09/2019 8.13.52 PM AESTAU $299 11
C.K - Rocklea QLD24/09/2019 6.06.33 PM AESTAU $294 10
E.W - Salisbury Downs SA24/09/2019 5.55.47 PM AESTAU $269 10
T.L - CENTENNIAL PARK NSW24/09/2019 2.59.05 PM AESTAU $254 10
D.M - Myaree WA24/09/2019 2.52.06 PM AESTAU $209 10
P.N - Baulkham Hills NSW22/09/2019 10.37.07 PM AESTAU $119 10
M.B - Glen Osmond SA19/09/2019 11.44.09 PM AESTAU $109 10
S.A - MIDDLE COVE NSW19/09/2019 10.55.15 PM AESTAU $104 10
D.M - Auchenflower QLD19/09/2019 10.16.35 PM AESTAU $99 10
L.M - Mowbray QLD19/09/2019 3.15.29 PM AESTAU $79 10
A.P - suffolk park NSW19/09/2019 12.07.12 AM AESTAU $39 10
J.W - Bankstown NSW18/09/2019 6.04.10 PM AESTAU $39 10
D.H - Pickering Brook WA18/09/2019 9.22.36 AM AESTAU $24 10
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R.M - Stones Corner QLD17/09/2019 10.58.46 PM AESTAU $14 10
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