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Vintage 1985

This three year-old disgorgement was not our best bottle of Charlie 1985 as on other occasions it has reached as high as 96 points. This bottle showed its age with slight oxidation and drying fruit. One could still see it has once been a great wine. Very deep golden colour with slow, small-sized bubbles. Grilled almonds, honey, dried fruits and vanilla on the complex nose. The light mushroomy notes deduct from the appeal. Rich and vinous on the palate with the finish slightly drying out.

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Tasting note

ending

Short, Smooth and Extensive

flavors

Toasty, Honey, Mineral, Nutty and Spice

nose

Youthful

taste

Perfectly balanced, Complex, Medium-bodied, Harmonious and Dry

Written Notes

For a long time, a bound and delicate Champagne. The wine finally found itself during 2003 and passed into the classic nutty, biscuity, and toasted phase that is so typical of Charles. Present also is a floral lightness and a beautiful, dancing sensation all the way through. The wine is a big pleasure today, and I can really recommend it.
  • 93p
This three year-old disgorgement was not our best bottle of Charlie 1985 as on other occasions it has reached as high as 96 points. This bottle showed its age with slight oxidation and drying fruit. One could still see it has once been a great wine. Very deep golden colour with slow, small-sized bubbles. Grilled almonds, honey, dried fruits and vanilla on the complex nose. The light mushroomy notes deduct from the appeal. Rich and vinous on the palate with the finish slightly drying out.
  • 93p
Pale golden, tiny bubbles. Apples, yeast, minerals, lime peel, brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse with a slightly sweet touch, elegant and refined with lovely balance, long and fresh finish. Winy texture and feel.
  • 95p

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Champagne Charlie 1985  ( Charles Heidsieck )

"This three year-old disgorgement was not our best bottle of Charlie 1985 as on other occasions it has reached as high as 96 points. This bottle showed its age with slight oxidation and drying fruit. One could still see it has once been a great wine. Very deep golden colour with slow, small-sized bubbles. Grilled almonds, honey, dried fruits and vanilla on the complex nose. The light mushroomy notes deduct from the appeal. Rich and vinous on the palate with the finish slightly drying out."

1y 3m ago

93p
 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Champagne Charlie 1985  ( Charles Heidsieck )

"For a long time, a bound and delicate Champagne. The wine finally found itself during 2003 and passed into the classic nutty, biscuity, and toasted phase that is so typical of Charles. Present also is a floral lightness and a beautiful, dancing sensation all the way through. The wine is a big pleasure today, and I can really recommend it."

1y 7m ago

94p
 Totte Steneby, Sommelier (Sweden)  tasted  Champagne Charlie 1985  ( Charles Heidsieck )

"Charles Heidsieck 1985 Champagne Charlie
From a bottle deg. 2000

Bit reserved and tight nose at first that opens up with air and gives a suprisingly young impression with bright citrus fruit, yellow apples and minerals with a toasty edge. However with more are the toasty complexity grows and reveals a plethora of toasted flavours and warm fruits.

Mediumbodied but palate coating and very smooth mousse that gives way for rich golden fruit, yellow apples, baked peaches and grilled lemon, all wrapped in roasted walnuts, danish pastry and sweet spices that build on the finish which is a bit short though with a limey mineral grip that suggests ageing potential.
Drink now-2022
94p."

4y 8m ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Champagne Charlie 1985  ( Charles Heidsieck )

"Pale golden, tiny bubbles. Apples, yeast, minerals, lime peel, brioche. Fresh acidity, elegant mousse with a slightly sweet touch, elegant and refined with lovely balance, long and fresh finish. Winy texture and feel. "

4y 8m ago

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