A luminous, bronze-like robe, covered in iridescent reflections and revealing an exuberant effervescence. The nose offers a generous impression of fresh pastry and coconut followed by fern and licorice. The brilliant demonstration of this wine's sophistication arrives with hints of blond tobacco, dried fruits adn ginger. The palate reveals sensations of butter, acacia honey and white tea; these are followed by a spicy combination of henna, incense and sandalwood.
Pair with chicken poached in buttermilk with baby carrots, scallops with chanterelles and bouillabaisse.
"An opulent, energetic bubbly, this has a concentrated essence of vanilla, honey, apricot and citrus notes, with a long finish. The firm structure offsets its richness. A compelling 2000."
"Bright yellow. Leesy orchard fruit and tangerine aromas are brightened by zesty minerality and a kiss of pungent white flowers. Deep and powerfully concentrated, offering ripe pear and peach flavors along with exotic baking spices. Finishes creamy and long, echoing the smoky lees quality. This shows very good depth and strength."
International Wine Cellar
" Best Champagne to Celebrate a Birthday . It's the big one, huh? Well, remember that having a birthday is better than the alternative, so drink up and celebrate. To make it special, choose a vintage like Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage 2000, and let the good times roll. Awarded 93 points by Wine Spectator, this champagne's flavor is as full and robust as your life."