Category: Piper-Heidsieck

Piper-Heidsieck: Rare 1999

[English] Made of 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir. Intense golden yellow color with a modest effervescence and lovely tears in the glass. In the nose, we get sweet speculaas, essential oil of sandalwood, beeswax, dried orange peel, pineapple, sharon fruit, mango, pistacchio, nougat, lemon and smokiness. After a long time in the glass came

Piper-Heidsieck: Vintage 2006

[English] Light golden color with greenish reflections. In the aroma we get yeast, but (a bit too much on foreground), almonds, citrus and soft spiciness. Crisp mouthfeel with tension on the back. On the palate we get citrus fruits, slight austere minerality, seashell, apricot, Granny Smith apple. I’m not impressed yet but didn’t gave this wine enough

Piper-Heidsieck: Brut Essentiel

[English] Oct. 2013. Dosage 2g / l. Light straw color with very fine bubbles. In the nose: apple and lemon blossoms, exquisitely yeast, apple, almond, honeysuckle and mineral complexity. The mouthfeel is dynamic and fresh. On the palate, we get: young citrus (lemon, sweet grapefruit), pink lady apple, pear, lychee, kumquat, toasted almond and a tip

Piper-Heidsieck: vintage 2004

[English] Made of   55% Pinot noir , 30% Pinot meunier and 15% Chardonnay. Lovely yellow golden color with refined effervescence. Complex aroma which reminds me a bit of the more expensive Piper Rare 2002. In the nose: bakery yeast with almond and vanilla, old cheese, caramelized apple, mushroom, raspberry, a pinch of smoke and gooseberry. After

Piper-Heidsieck: Rare 1998 Magnum

[English]  Beautiful golden color with refined sparkle. Warm and very complex aroma of yeast, cigar humidor, old cheese, liquorice, gingerbread, yellow apple (Boskoop), red fruit, dried apricot, bergamot and slightly animalic tones (cat). Soft but vinous texture. I taste: hazelnuts, mango, baked butter, plum, dark Belgian chocolate, yeast. After a short time more agrum fruit

Piper-Heidsieck: Rare 2002

[English] Straw color with beautiful sparkle. Complex, mature and even tropical aroma of Earl Gray tea, jasmin, honeysuckle, smoke, almonds, very ripe Boskoop apple, pear, sharonfruit, kiwi, tart dough, young cheese, earth and seabreeze. I would never guess that this is a vintage 2002… Very creamy mouthfeel. The attack is mouthfilling with whipped Isigny creme

Piper-Heidsieck: Millesime 2002

[English] Drunk in January 2011. Made of 55% Pinot Noir, 15 Pinot Meunier and 30% Chardonnay. Very light color with quite agreesive bubbles that form a nice mousse in the glass. The nose is closed. I smell: citrus fruit, toast, brioche bread and bakery yeast. Nothing unpleasant in the scent. I taste a little bit of

Piper-Heidsieck: Rosé Sauvage

[English] Made of 45% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and  15% Chardonnay. The champagne is cherry red and the bubbles are refined and persistent. In the scent: raspberry, currants, strawberry, liqueur, yeast and toast. The taste is mouthfilling and liqueurous with blackcurrants, cherries and plums. The aftertaste is quite sweet with a hint of chalk,

Piper-Heidsieck: Divin

[English] Drunk in January 2011. Made with 100% Chardonnay. Very light yellow color with small bubbles. In the scent: lemon, minerals, toast and apple. The texture is very refreshing. The taste is not complex: citrus fruit, apple and minerals with high acidity. There is almost no aftertaste.  About 28 euro. [NL] Gedronken in januari 2011.

Piper-Heidsieck: Brut

[English] Drunk last in February 2010. Made with 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. Straw color with small bubbles. In the scent: citrus fruits, apple, toast, brioche and some yeast. The taste is very balanced with creamy white fruit and hazelnuts.The aftertaste is full with a pleasant bitterness but still well balanced.