Rare Champagne Vintage 2008
Rare Champagne Vintage 2008
2008 Piper-Heidsieck Rare was released in June 2021 because it is only now coming to balance. Therefore, not all wine critics have rated it yet. But as you can see from The wine advocate this champagne is amazing and has even greater potential.
In the aroma, you get an extremely elegant fruity sensation and after a short time in the glass, the champagne opens up with deep notes of pineapple, citrus, sweet vanilla and roasted coffee beans, which meet with licorice and roasted almonds. The taste offers fruity, fresh and crisp notes, which in harmony with the fresh acidity, turn into a full fruity taste with great depth and complexity.
About Rare Champagne:
In 1885, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne marked the 100th year of the first Cuvée, which was served to Queen Marie-Antoinette in 1785, by producing a prestige cuvée, Rare Champagne.
Today, Rare Champagne is one of the most prestigious luxury brands, and it is only produced when the year's harvest in Champagne is extraordinarily successful. Thus, Rare Champagne has only been released in 9 vintages since 1976 and is thus one of the vintage Champagnes that is released the rarest.
Rare Champagne Vintage 2008 offers a generous aroma of honey and tropical fruit. Crisp and minerally clean in taste, where apricot, citrus, sweet oriental spices and a little pepper complement each other in perfect balance and harmony. A historic and incredibly elegant wine that, then as now, is worthy of a queen.
Comments from a tasting:
"2008 Brut Cuvée Rare is very promising, unwinding in the glass with a youthfully reserved nose of citrus oil, crisp green apple, freshly baked bread, iodine and oyster shell, as well as some rather herbaceous characteristics that depress my score a little, even if I suspect that they will resolve with a bit more bottle age. Medium to full-bodied, incisive and tightly wound, if the 2006 vintage was gourmand and demonstrative, the 2008 is slower to show all its cards. Built around racy acids and complemented by a pillowy mousse, this rendition of Cuvée Rare will reward a few years more on cork."
William Kelley, The Wine Advocate, Sep. 2020.
Size: 0,75 L
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
Notes: pineapple, citrus, sweet vanilla and roasted coffee beans,
ABV: 12.5% Vol.
Made in: France, Champagne
Produced by: Piper-Heidsieck, France
Condition: Brand new, (may have minor imperfections from shipping)
Other information: contains sulfites
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