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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage 1995
Piper-Heidsieck Brut Vintage 1995
(search item no. 40062)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 13 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

"Everything is in the right place, but it's all about the texture. Silky smooth and creamy on the palate, evoking coffee, toast and hazelnut flavors, with accents of citrus and berry. Very refined and classy, with a long, long finish. Drink now through 2010. 1,000 cases imported."
-Wine Spectator

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About Piper-Heidsieck:

The 'Piper' style plays on a register of freshness, vivacity and fruitiness. Piper-Heidsieck wines are joyful, youthful champagnes, with aromas of citrus and pip fruits contributing to their sense of liveliness. Consumers are pleasantly surprised when they taste these wines for the first time. If they were to be defined as a fragrance, they would be described as belonging to the Floral-Fruity-Fresh perfume family. These are wines that ring true, with great appeal yet good, clear-cut structure. The Cuvée Brut blend is made of around fifty crus, with not one jarring note allowed, since the final flavor should be one of simplicity and pleasure. Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bars areas add strength to the structure while Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs and the Sézannais vineyards provide floral nuances following on to an exciting freshness. Finally, Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the Massif Saint-Thierry areas adds a touch of refreshing fruit. Although it is certainly true that Piper-Heidsieck wines have a strong personality, their harmony is all in subtlety. Cuvée Brut and other more complex champagnes such as Brut Divin, Cuvée Sublime and Cuvée Rare reveal Piper-Heidsieck's different shades of style.