An absolute gem from The Most Awarded Champagne House of the Century
Piper-Heidsieck’s worldwide success is attributed to the passion and expertise of its chief winemakers. Cellar Master, Émilien Boutillat is the youngest chef de cave to lead winemaking for a major Champagne House. From top to bottom, the entire operation is run with incredible care and thoughtfulness, setting the industry standard for their procedures and practices. Régis Camus, Chief Winemaker of Piper-Heidsieck, received the prestigious title of “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year”, awarded by the International Wine Challenge jury, eight times since the beginning of the century. It is poured in over 100 countries and is the most awarded Champagne House of the century, with over 275 medals.
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97+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship release is the 2006 Champagne Rare, a 70/30 split of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that’s a cellar selection from 8 different Grand Cru vineyards. Tight, backward, and straight-up structured, it offers brilliant notes of stone fruits, toasted brioche, white flowers, and obvious minerality. Needing plenty of air to show at its best, this beauty has a wonderful mid-palate, a racy mousse, and the balance and class to cruise for over two decades in cool cellars.
96 Points, Wine Spectator
Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche and grilled nut enrich the yellow plum, nectarine and grated ginger notes of this rich and creamy Champagne. Finely woven and beautifully integrated, with a firm backbone of mouthwatering acidity providing precise balance for the lush range of flavor. Drink now through 2029.
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