Gilt Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage Rare 1988

Vintage from Champagne, France

$288.00 $229.00
Save $59.00
Item No. 104442
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WS97

Winemaker's Notes

Rare vintage 1988 first reveals its generous amplitude - a powerful and elegant wine, of great finesse. A sophisticated, warm wine, incredibly pure.

Rare is a blend chiefly of Chardonnay, completed with Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay comes from the Montagne de Reims, which is renowned mainly for its Pinot Noir. Its most striking characteristic is its unusual expression of minerality.

Critical Acclaim

"Intense, yet retains the elegance and verve characteristic of the 1988 vintage. This is showing roasted elements of coffee, hazelnut and citrus confit, with a freshness and long brioche-tinged finish. Very vinous and dry, it's like a great white Burgundy with bubbles."
97 Points

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