Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2002

Champagne | Champagne,  France
This Cuvée de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages. Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuvée – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. A wine with depth, but also honed with precise harmony. Voluptuously ample with subtle nuances of exotic mint tea, lime, kumquat, and candied ginger. A long, echoing finish. Can be held until 2035!

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Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2002

Details

  • Style

    Delicate, Full Bodied, Structured

  • Varietal

    Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Champagne

  • Flavor

    Almond, Ginger, Kiwi, Lime, Mango, Mint, Mineral, Fruit, Fig, Spices

  • Aroma

    Delicate notes of exotic fruit, including mango and kiwi, along with dried fig and almond. A touch of minerals and ground spices.

  • Pairings

    Fin Fish, Mature & Hard Cheese, Mild & Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Steak Fish, Vegetarian

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This Cuvée de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages. Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuvée – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. A wine with depth, but also honed with precise harmony. Voluptuously ample with subtle nuances of exotic mint tea, lime, kumquat, and candied ginger. A long, echoing finish. Can be held until 2035!

Wine Facts

BOTTLE SIZE

750 ml

ALCOHOL %

12.0%

AGING

Aged for a minimum of 7 years.

FERMENTATION

The wine goes through alcoholic fermentation in September and October, followed by malolactic fermentation from October to December. Blending takes place from February to April, followed by racking in January.

2002 Vintage

97 WS
Rated On: November 2015

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuv?e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuv?e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

- Wine Spectator

95 RP
Rated On: June 2016

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuv?e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuv?e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

94 W&S
Rated On: December 2015

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuv?e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuv?e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

- Wine & Spirits

93 JS
Rated On: July 2015

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuv?e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuv?e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

- JamesSuckling.com

91 BH
Rated On: January 2016

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuv?e de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuv?e – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

- Allen Meadows' Burghound.com

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