2008 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée “Rare" Brut Champagne

2008 Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée “Rare" Brut Champagne

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 Wine Maker Notes:


Glows with an iridescent yellow-green gold. Delicate, dynamic bubbles glisten in this flaxen brilliance.

Offers a generous honeyed and oriental nose. The fragrances of crisp mango, cocoa, coffee, tropical fruits, lend the vintage a sophisticated vitality.

In the exceptionally long finish hints of mocha and cocoa confirm the fine Rare Millesime 2006’s minerality. Dried apricots, sweet spices, citron lime, accents of crisp honeyed pastries and Espelette pepper envelop the palate.


96 Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2008 Champagne Rare is luxurious with aromas of graham cracker, honeysuckle, quince, and orange zest. It is round and opulent, with a fine and pillowy mousse, and retains freshness throughout, with apricot and yellow flowers. It is impressive and long, and fully luxurious. Drinking well now, it is sure to hold its own for years to come. Drink 2022-2044."

97 Wine Spectator

"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. (AN)"

95 Decanter 

A lively first nose of candied lemon, guava, also a hint of lime. With aeration, notes of almonds and almond flowers come to the fore. On the palate, there is a nervy tension that energises its fine, crystalline texture. This is an upright and elegant Champagne whose long, airy finish is mouthwatering. After some time in the glass, it evolves towards notes of smoke, flint and vanilla. A sumptuous Champagne. Disgorged: November 2019. Dosage: 9g/L. (Drink between 2021-2040)”

Please note:

This wine comes in a beautiful gift box.  If local to us in Houston, Tx we will deliver with the box.  If needing shipped, the wine will be shipped without the box, unless prior request has been made to ship the box.  Please reach out to us to arrange if the box is desired.