Piper-Heidsieck

Cuvée Rare Champagne Blend

9.4267 ratings
9.464 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Celebrating another trip around the sun. This Piper Rare is medium straw in colour. Masses of ultra fine bubbles ( fine persistent mousse). Complex toasty aromas with a touch of gun smoke and flinty notes. On the palate Complex, Intense and Refreshing all at once. Chalky minerality with a saline note. Yellow fruits with creamy notes starting to take over the acid at 18 years. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. An outstanding Champagne from a great year where the contents more than lives up to the bling of the packaging. Tempted to make a statement and give it 98 points.

Celebrating another trip around the sun. This Piper Rare is medium straw in colour. Masses of ultra fine bubbles ( fine persistent mousse). Complex toasty aromas with a touch of gun smoke and flinty notes. On the palate Complex, Intense and Refreshing all at once. Chalky minerality with a saline note. Yellow fruits with creamy notes starting to take over the acid at 18 years. A blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. An outstanding Champagne from a great year where the contents more than lives up to the bling of the packaging. Tempted to make a statement and give it 98 points.

Nov 19th, 2020
Conrad Green

Fresh and delicious. Sweet edges

Fresh and delicious. Sweet edges

Jul 26th, 2020
Conrad Green

This has really settled. Lovely sweet edges fruit. No secondary stuff yet but the same great balance as before with softer acid.

This has really settled. Lovely sweet edges fruit. No secondary stuff yet but the same great balance as before with softer acid.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Hermes Cuello

Absolutely superb

Absolutely superb

Apr 6th, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

On fire! Without bubbles it’s white burgundy. Beautiful wine. I would drink again !!!

On fire! Without bubbles it’s white burgundy. Beautiful wine. I would drink again !!!

Mar 15th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

You know that craving you have sometimes for something very specific, and when you get something close to that you are disappointed because it doesn’t satiate your exact craving? This matched everything I was looking for. It was yeasty, toffee driven, caramel & oxidized fruit. The bubbles were minuscule and the mousse was extremely creamy. Lots of baked fruit/toasted aromatics and notes on the palate. This is drinking really well right now. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks @Mark Flesher

You know that craving you have sometimes for something very specific, and when you get something close to that you are disappointed because it doesn’t satiate your exact craving? This matched everything I was looking for. It was yeasty, toffee driven, caramel & oxidized fruit. The bubbles were minuscule and the mousse was extremely creamy. Lots of baked fruit/toasted aromatics and notes on the palate. This is drinking really well right now. Absolutely wonderful. Thanks @Mark Flesher

Jan 19th, 2019
Conrad Green

Wonderfully fresh and plush. Lime, steely minerality and a precise, long finish. Excellent.

Wonderfully fresh and plush. Lime, steely minerality and a precise, long finish. Excellent.

Dec 25th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Even better than my last bottle!

This is so amazingly fresh and show tons of potential but I think many bottles will be consumed and gone before it really hits its stride.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Even better than my last bottle!

This is so amazingly fresh and show tons of potential but I think many bottles will be consumed and gone before it really hits its stride.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Dec 6th, 2018
Cody Short

Youthful, vibrant and energetic. Only getting better

Youthful, vibrant and energetic. Only getting better

Nov 30th, 2018
Conrad Green

A lovely soft sweetness on the nose, a lovely loose minerality. Notes of lemon oil and a very open knit seductive palate. With time in glass, oyster shells and salinity bursting through a silky palate. Fresh and long.

A lovely soft sweetness on the nose, a lovely loose minerality. Notes of lemon oil and a very open knit seductive palate. With time in glass, oyster shells and salinity bursting through a silky palate. Fresh and long.

Aug 30th, 2018