Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2006 | 750 ml.

Item #: 92303

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Primary Grape: Chardonnay | All Grapes: 70% Chardonnay

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Critical Acclaim

RP94 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Aug 2019

"The 2006 Brut Cuvée Rare is a rich, gourmand rendition of this prestige bottling, unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet that mingles aromas of yellow orchard fruit, pears and fresh pineapple with nuances of buttered toast, iodine and smoke. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and textural, while remaining fresh and surprisingly tight-knit at the core, concluding with a long and saline finish. There’s sufficient structural tension here to promise more than a decade’s graceful evolution, and although this is nicely balanced, it’s a generous, sun kissed rendition of the Cuvée Rare that reflects the warm vintage. The blend is 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir." (94 pts.)

WE95 Wine Enthusiast 12/31/2019

"Piper-Heidsieck’s luxury cuvée with its beautifully decorated bottle is a well-matured blend of mainly Chardonnay with some Pinot Noir. Great drive and energy comes from the ripe fruit with its hints of almonds and toast. Drink this wine now." (95 pts.)

SP96 Wine Spectator Dec 15, 2019

"Aromas and flavors of toasted brioche and grilled nut enrich the yellow plum, nectarine and grated ginger notes of this rich and creamy Champagne. Finely woven and beautifully integrated, with a firm backbone of mouthwatering acidity providing precise balance for the lush range of flavor. Drink now through 2029. 14,000 cases made, 1,800 cases imported." (96 pts.)

VN93 Vinous Dec 2019

"Piper-Hiedsieck’s 2006 Cuvée Rare is racy and polished to the core. Baked apple tart, apricot, lemon confit, vanillin and brioche infuse the 2006 with striking aromatic intensity and creaminess that builds with time in the glass. Sumptuous and forward, the 2006 offers tons of near and medium-term appeal." (93 pts.)

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More Information
SKU92303
Product TypeWine
Alternate NamePiper-Heidsieck Rare
CountryFrance
RegionChampagne
Product Location - Location-AppellationChampagne
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume12%
Wine/Spirit BrandPiper-Heidsieck
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2006
Bin Location0
Can it Be ShippedYes
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeSparkling Wine
Grape(s)70% Chardonnay
Primary GrapeChardonnay
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No