Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne

SKU #100189 91 points Wine Enthusiast

 The quality of this nonvintage wine from Piper-Hedsieck is a sign of the increasing quality of the range as a whole. It's a wine that hovers comfortably between freshness and maturity, between a soft dosage and crisp fresh apples. (RV)  (12/2015)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Dry and smoky, with a streak of salinity accenting glazed apricot, toasted raisin bread, lemon meringue and hazelnut flavors. A firm and focused Champagne that should do well as an aperitif or paired with food. (AN)  (10/2015)

Jancis Robinson

 Full, ripe flavours on the palate - more fruit definition than many non-vintage champagnes. Good length too, with proper autolytic character. (RH)  (7/2015)

Vinous

 Light gold, with a hint of onion skin. Toasty, lees-accented orange and white peach on the deeply scented nose. Fleshy and open-knit, displaying good cut to its ripe orchard and citrus fruit flavors. Shows a touch of gingery spiciness on the finish, which clings with good tenacity and building smokiness. (JR)  (1/2015)

K&L Notes

55% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier and 15% Chardonnay, two years of aging on the lees and 20% Reserve wines. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/18/2015 | Send Email
If I were to pick one Grand Marque Champagne house as most improved over the last 10 years, it would certainly be Piper Heidsieck. This clean, refreshing Champagne is sourced from 100 different villages in Champagne and aged for two years on the lees.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/17/2013 | Send Email
This is a great little champagne at a very affordable price! It has pear and ripe flavors on the nose with some cream, as well. On the palate, juicy and rich but, there are also ample mineral notes on the finish. Very, very nice at a really great price!
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Other White Wines

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.
Alcohol Content (%): 12