Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry Champagne
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts. Wine & Spirits: December 1, 1991
Vigorous bubbles; sensational silver-grey-peach color that has rust highlights — easily one of the prettiest Champagnes around; soft, ethereal, ambrosial, refined nose; the sweet, pronounced fruit flavors of apricots, peaches, pears are masterfully offset by a minerally acidity; long, stately, velvety, and potent finish. an extremely satisfying Champagne from stem to stem. Good value.
90 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Nov/Dec 1997
Very pale color. Highly aromatic, complex, lemon, biscuit, yeast and mineral nose. Slightly sweet but fresh and focused, thanks to brisk acidity. Lovely fruit intensity carries through to a ripe, very long aftertaste. A terrific off-dry champagne.
89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 1, 2011
More boldly yeasty than the brut, this has an intriguing note of coconut in the nose, and the beginning hints of an oily, toasty richness. the extra dollop of sweetness still leaves it tasting fairly dry, but in a more approachable, less austere style.
89 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 2003
More boldly yeasty that the brut, this has an intriguing note of coconut in the nose, and the beginning hints of an oily, toasty richness. The extra dollop of sweetness still leaves it tasting fairly dry, but in a more approachable, less austere, style.
89 pts. Wine Spectator: October 31, 1997
Delicious, refreshing and elegant, from the toasty aromas to the fresh flavors and subtle, lingering finish.
88 pts. Wine Spectator: October 31, 2001
Rich and creamy yet balanced by an undercurrent of acidity, this bubbly delivers honey and brioche flavors that meet a firm, tangy finish. Drink now.
87 pts. Wine Spectator: December 31, 1998
This lightly sweet bubbly goes down easy, with light, toasty aromas, fresh pear and citrus flavors, a smooth texture and a lingering finish. Drink now.
86 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: April 1, 2001
Bright yellow-gold hue. Pure stone fruit aromas have a smoky, burnt coffee note. Rich and rounded on the attack, with sweet-tart fruit flavors that persist through the finish.
83 pts. Wine Enthusiast: December 15, 1997
Very pale yellow straw. Moderately light-bodied. Moderately extracted. Mildly burnt aromas. Zesty with a lemony character that lingers through the finish. Flavors are straightforward and the finish suitably gentle.
The Underground Wine Journal: July 1, 1997
Has aromas and taste of citrus and spice. It is clean, fresh and crisp, with a hint of sweetness and a nice finish.
The Underground Wine Journal: August 1, 1998
Has a lovely aroma of citrus and spice. The fruity, flavorful palate of flowers, spice and citrus is creamy and fresh, with a touch of sweetness that is nicely integrated and very tasty.
The Wine Journal: December 1, 1994
…pale yellow, has subtle fragrances and flavors of spice and citrus. It is delicate, with nice fruit, a touch of sweetness — a relatively dry Extra Dry.
The Wine Journal: November 1, 1993
…pale yellow color, with a faint creamy tone, has a charming spice-edged aroma. The spice and vanilla flavors are fruity and flavorful, with a crisp finish. This is a lovely, delicious Extra Dry, with a slight sweet impression.