N.V. Piper-Heidsieck Brut 375 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Champagne
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 89
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
James Suckling: 87
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
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2012 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #84

"A mouthwatering Champagne, with a fine mousse, this offers juicy flavors of plum, candied grapefruit zest, ground ginger and pastry. Vibrant and expressive. Drink now through 2020. 36,500 cases imported. -Alison Napjus" (WS)

"Ripe pears, crisp green apples and flowers emerge from Piper-Hiediesck’s NV Brut Cuvee. This medium-bodied non-vintage Champagne offers excellent persistence and a long, clean finish. It is a very solid effort at this level. The Brut Cuvee is 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.

Piper-Heidsieck is another of Champagne’s best-known brands. The house traces its history back to the original Heidsieck and Co., which was founded in 1785." (WA)

"(55% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier; L130419 3867): 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." (VM)

"Nicely constructed autolysis aromas here with toasted nuts, some greener stone fruits and a sappy, almost herbal edge. The palate's built on a single phase of exuberant fleshy fruit, which is flavorsome, tidy and fresh - a moment of pleasure. Drink now." (JS)

"A solid performer in the basic-Brut category and a wine that is at once moderately rich and fairly refined, Piper Heidsieck's is a nominally yeast, insistently toasty version that conveys a good sense of both substance and depth. It is fully frothy, if perhaps a little too quick with its bubbles, but its crisp balance and lingering flavors are the stuff of success, and its slightly weighty style will allow it to serve nicely with richer dishes that feature poultry or meaty white fish. Reviewed: December 2014" (CG)

"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. This bottling is ready to drink. -R.V. (12/1/2015)" (WE)