Piper Heidsieck Rare 2006 (1x75cl)
Piper-Heidsieck is not only one of the world’s favourite Champagnes, it’s also one of the greatest value-for-money Champagnes available. Carefully crafted by eight-time ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ winner, Regis Camus, this is a crisp and elegant Champagne with a depth, perfume and complexity that wows the critics and wins fans the world over.
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70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
With fourteen years’ ageing under its belt, this Champagne has had time to gather and marshal all its resources – which it does with great style and assurance. It’s a pale, glowing lemon yellow, with a fine mousse and ample wealth of billowing vanilla, cream and plump hazels. The palate has dramatic intensity and drive, delivering a wealth of chalky lemon; its athleticism and vigour almost come as a surprise after that floating veil of seductive scent. A fresh, mouth-cleansing finish completes the appeal of this skilful, sagely judged blend from a hugely likeable vintage.
Reviewer Name: Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Review Date: 23rd September 2020
This is beautiful, fine and toasty with lovely crystalline fruit and notes of pear and brioche. A Champagne with lovely richness tempered by citrus freshness.
Winner of Vintage Classic Blend Champagne Trophy, Champagne Trophy & the Daniel Thibault Trophy for IWC Champion Sparkling Wine 2019
The flagship release is the 2006 Champagne Rare, a 70/30 split of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that’s a cellar selection from 8 different Grand Cru vineyards. Tight, backward, and straight-up structured, it offers brilliant notes of stone fruits, toasted brioche, white flowers, and obvious minerality. Needing plenty of air to show at its best, this beauty has a wonderful mid-palate, a racy mousse, and the balance and class to cruise for over two decades in cool cellars.
Drinking Window: 2019 – 2037
Reviewer Name: Jeb Dunnuck
Review Date: 5th November 2019
Aromas and flavours of toasted brioche and grilled nut enriched the yellow plum, nectatine and grated ginger notes of this rich and creamy Champagne. Ginely woven and beautifully integrated, with a firm backdone of mouthwatering acidity providing precise balance for the lush flavour. Drink now through to 2029.-A.N.
Drinking Window: 2019 – 2029
The 2006 Brut Cuvée Rare is a rich, gourmand rendition of this prestige bottling, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet that mingles aromas of yellow orchard fruit, pears and fresh pineapple with nuances of buttered toast, iodine and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, while remaining fresh and surprisingly tight-knit at the core, concluding with a long and saline finish. There’s sufficient structural tension here to promise more than a decade’s graceful evolution, and although this is nicely balanced, it’s a generous, sun kissed rendition of the Cuvée Rare that reflects the warm vintage. The blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir.
Drinking Window: 2019 – 2032
Reviewer Name: William Kelley
Review Date: 30th August 2019
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