Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1988 in Gift Box
The noble origin of Piper-Heidsieck Rare Champagne dates back to a tribute to Marie-Antoinette and expresses its revolutionary spirit fight against the trivialization of vintages.
Over the last forty years, Rare Champagne has only declared nine vintages, the most demanding in Champagne, all in limited production.
Following an intense year, Rare Millésime 1988 is a generous and heady wine. Its “coziness” demands that the wine to be savoured like a great cognac. Given its enticing, welcoming sophistication, it offers incredible ageing potential.
On the eye: In the bright, deep gold hues, vivid yet discreet bubbles weave an attractive effervescence.
On the nose: An initial plump scent of plants, dried fern and humus, is followed by a sensuous truffle fragrance and the floral overtones of figs and dates. The core is characterized by warm notes of ripe grains, refreshed by verbena.
On the palate: The velvety texture of cocoa beans and mocha gives way to more powerful notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts and dried currants. The aromas of plants and herbs, peppered with hints of eucalyptus, is combined with the delicious scents of sandalwood and incense. The final harmonies of tobacco, truffle and “old library” unfurl in an extraordinary freshness and aristocratic roundness, even 30 years after bottling.
Line Caught Turbot, Roscoff Style. Accompanied with a cigar.