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Charles Heidsieck La Royale 1981

Following in the theme we cracked this absolute stunner. Served blind it showed everything you could possibly want from this underrated vintage and this now defunct cuvee.
Deep golden colour.

The nose is just f#%king epic! Tense, gripping, luscious. So much biscuit and chocolate with a healthy serving of coffee on the side. I could sit and smell it all day long...

The wine showed such a delightfully healthy spritz and energy as it first enters then delivers this delicious wave of burnt caramel, mushroom, mint and toffee.

This has got to be one of the greats from the Charles' back catalogue. And it still has so much energy and zest that I see it comfortably sitting on this platform of deliciousness for another 5 to 10 years.

I have had quite a lot and it always seems to deliver!

Thank you so much
Peter Crawford