Monday, September 8, 2008

1964 Charles Heidsieck

(Glass; Riedel Sommerliers Vintage Champagne)

Opens with a very old dusty sofa fragrance, but quickly evaporated into a brownish apple note with; mangoes and mandarin. In fact, the nose is delicious on the scents alone, but it lacks some intensity, which is proven by a somewhat restrained and somewhat flat mousse. The flavors are marked by this lacking mousse and it is a pity, because it has a great freshness. But the overall fair drinking pleasure, with vibrant acidity – just missing the mousse. That’s how it is with old Champagne – it’s a lottery slip.


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