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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare Reserve Brut
Piper-Heidsieck Cuvee Rare Reserve Brut
(search item no. 93229)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $104.00

Winemaker's Notes:

"This is a bone dry, deliciously mature Champagne. The fruit aromas and flavors are now submerged beneath a layer of toast. A very fine wine, packed in a beautiful bottle designed by Van Cleef and Arpels."
-Wine Enthusiast

"Graceful, evoking dried berry and citrus notes, this supple bubbly has richness thats burnished to a soft glow radiating from within. Biscuit and honey accents add to the mix and the finish is dry and tangy, with a lingering aftertaste of berry. Drink now through 2015."
-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.