The Drinks Business: Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut, Rare Are Champagne Masters
This year’s Champagne Masters blind tastings by the The Drinks Business magazine brought recognition to two gems in the PIPER-HEIDSIECK portfolio.
“Moving into the £30-40 price band, but staying within the Non-Vintage category … attracting yet more praise in this category was the sample from Piper-Heidsieck, which, as our first Master of the tasting, became the top example of accessibly-priced NonVintage, benefitting from plenty of fruit and freshness and a lovely toasted bready character along with that classic Champagne chalky taste on the finish.”
“The Vintage and Prestige Cuvée categories showed that a range of recent vintages are producing high-class Champagnes, although when the 2002s featured, they tended to perform better than other years – and recommended in particular is the De Castelnau 2002 for its price-quality-ratio and the Rare 2002 from Piper-Heidsieck, which may be expensive, but is an outstanding fizz.”
See the article on The Drinks Business website here.