Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne
*Top 100 Wines of 2012* Elegant, with rich base notes of toasted brioche and smoke adding depth, this integrates finely honed acidity, detailed texture and flavors of black cherry puree, apple tarte Tatin, kumquat and grated ginger. Provides a creamy, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022.
In a delicate style, this is pure, delightful aperitif Champagne that enters the mouth gently, the lightest of mousses, and then rounds out with a creamy texture, dry, but not too crisp, the finish soft and caressing.
55% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier and 15% Chardonnay, two years of ageing on the lees and 20% Reserve wines. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)