We drink a lot of champagne, and we've tried a lot of different kinds, but we always come back to Piper Heidsieck, the basic brut. To us it is the platonic champagne, the benchmark, against which we describe all others; they are all lighter, crisper, darker, fuller. Maybe it's because we've been drinking and enjoying PH's basic brut for over 30 years now. It has a full bubble and a rich, nutty flavor, with little or no acid. It's not in an austere style, and lacks some of the more exotic flavors that pop up in some artisanal bubblies. It isn't Krug or La Grande Dame or a 1988 Acacia, but it is a magnificent champagne whether for a celebration or every day drinking.
Very good but slightly on the yeasty side.
A great way to celebrate friends and family - this adds a little lift to the usual celebratory meal.
I love this champagne. I have bought it for many years now and although a bit pricey, it is my go to holiday and special occasion champagne: not too dry, not too sweet--perfect.
Very affordable, appropriate for all kinds of occasions - I brought this with me across the country to celebrate our anniversary with family - it's not too sweet but still dry enough - everyone loves it