From a contrasted year comes an unexpectedly elegantly charming wine. A year that first of all was marked by highly contrasted weather: after a heat wave in July, August witnessed violent storms of rain and hail. A year that offered a contrasted expression of the grapes: the Pinots Noirs were exceptionally intense and impetuous while the Chardonnay was ready for a long maturation. A year that obliged the winemakers to adapt: reducing the proportion of Pinot Noir compared to past years, thus reaching parity between Pinot and Chardonnay to moderate the Pinot Noir’s intensity. A year that asked for patience: the 17 crus that were selected to build the vintage (9 Grands Crus, 7 Premiers Crus – 8 Pinots Noirs, 9 Chardonnays) patiently waited 6 years in the House’s cellars to reach the perfect balance, and express the wine’s elegance and charm.
The first impressions are of bright fresh mornings. It is reminiscent of spring blossom such as hawthorn. They lead into more fruity notes such as summer apple and pear, then citrus, with hints of wa...
Wine Spectator: 88 points
Bright gold. A pungent, floral-dominated bouquet displays baked apple, pear and dried rose. Medium-weight orchard fruit flavors are a touch herbal, with a kiss of toffee on the back end. Serve this fl...
Pale color with silver and green highlights. Complex, spicy, nicely ripe aromas of citrus skin and minerals. Ripe, fresh and concentrated; rich but refined, with a moderate dosage Lovely lemony acidit...
Ken's Wine GuideThis non vintage Champagne from Piper Heidsieck seems to be very popular every year. We found it to be one of the leaders of the pack as well. It finished in 4th place in our recent blind Champagne...
Wine EnthusiastRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 00/00/0
Robert ParkerRating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/12/2008
Wine SpectatorRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2012
Wine & SpiritsRipe pears, crisp green apples and flowers emerge from Piper-Heidsieckrsquo;s NV Brut Cuveacute;e. This medium-bodied non-vintage Champagne offers excellent persistence and a long, clean finish. It is a very solid effort at this level. The Brut Cuveacute;e is 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. This is lot L070921 12253, disgorged December, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2010.