Piper-Heidsieck ‘Rare Champagne’ 1998 (1.5L Magnum)
The noble origin of Piper-Heidsieck Rare Champagne dates back to a tribute to Marie-Antoinette and expresses its revolutionary spirit fight against the trivialization of vintages.
Over the last forty years, Rare Champagne has only declared nine vintages, the most demanding in Champagne, all in limited production.
Released for the first time in magnum. Rare Millésime 1998 captivates as its power expresses richness and complexity before merging into delicate elegance.
During a year of pouring rains, a heat wave in August burnt the grapes, nevertheless resulting in a vibrant, complex vintage.
On the eye: Sparkling golden green highlights with refined, delicate bubbles.
On the nose: An initial and extremely elegant touch of sandalwood and cedar gives way to a more generous and precise bouquet of gingerbread, orange blossom and dried apricot. The lasting aromas are those of meringue, cocoa and licorice, finishing with a more mineral tone of underwood, camphor and bergamot orange.
On the palate: Between firmness and warmth, richness and complexity, its marvelous purity expresses creamy notes of peony, brown sugar and delicious aromas of gingerbread blossoming in a sheer freshness and an everlasting finish.
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