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2006 Piper-Heidsieck Rare Champagne (750ml)

Sparkling from Champagne, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Piper-Heidsieck's Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name. This Cuve´e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages. Rare Millesime 2006 is a luxurious, classical Cuve´e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. This wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House's cellars. As William Kelley of the Wine Advocate put it, "...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."

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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.

97+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2019)

Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche and grilled nut enrich the yellow plum, nectarine and grated ginger notes of this rich and creamy Champagne. Finely woven and beautifully integrated, with a firm backbone of mouthwatering acidity providing precise balance for the lush range of flavor. Drink now through 2029. 14,000 cases made, 1,800 cases imported.

96 points, Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019)

Piper-Heidsieck's luxury cuvée with its beautifully decorated bottle is a well-matured blend of mainly Chardonnay with some Pinot Noir. Great drive and energy comes from the ripe fruit with its hints of almonds and toast. Drink this wine now.

95 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)

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