1998 Piper-Heidsieck Rare

We are delighted to offer the 98 point 1998 Piper-Heidsieck Rare - as the highest-scoring champagne in December 2015’s Wine Spectator and available only in magnums, this is a truly stunning buy. Piper-Heidsieck’s premium ‘Rare’ has only been made eight times since 1976 - in vintages selected for their excellence - and is always a serious prospect. A blend of 17 crus and matured for a full 7 years, it is rich, complex and utterly delicious. The 1998 is an especially compelling release, that has received outstanding praise, beating some very serious competition: A huge 98 point score from Wine Spectator makes this the highest rated Champagne of their December 2015 edition. This puts the 1998 Piper-Heidsieck ahead of 2002 Salon (97 points) and 2002 Bollinger RD (96 points). The 1998 is only available in magnum format, helping preserve the youthfulness, freshness and focus that makes this champagne so excellent. Highly collectable but also a joy to drink, this is a brilliant champagne that captures the very best of its house.
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Average critic rating : 94.75 points



A beautiful rarity in magnum. Stylish and restrained with super elegance and slowly evolving roasting along with the exquisite scent of clean sheets. Jan-11, www.champagneclub.com



A beautifully bright and expressive Champagne, with precision and vivid acidity throughout; roasted coffee bean and graphite notes lead to a rich palate of toasted brioche, crystallized honey, bergamot and crème de cassis. Exotic ground spice details of cardamom, ginger and anise show on the finish. Tasted from magnum. Drink now through 2030. Nov 15, www.winespectator.com


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