Heidsieck announced that it would be selling rare selections from its Oenotheque, or wine library, which the house founded in 1970 to demonstrate the aging potential of its Champagnes. Many of the old bottlings were first sold at an exclusive auction at Sotheby's in London in June.
The five Champagnes that will be sold in the United States are the Charles Heidsieck Brut 1989, available in 3-liter bottles for $400; Charles Heidsieck Brut 1985, in magnums for $255 and in 750-ml bottles for $130; Champagne Charlie 1985, in 750-ml bottles for $150; Champagne Charlie 1982, in magnums for $400; and Champagne Charlie 1979, in magnums for $475.
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