Piper-Heidsieck, Essentiel Cuvée Réservée Extra Brut: superb, award-winning Champagne at exclusive Members’ price: case of 12 bottles
Trophy, International Wine Challenge 2019 Gold Medal, World Championships 2019
Gold Medal, Decanter Awards 2019
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini, Grand International Wine Awards 2019
94/100 Tom Cannavan MW
93/100 Wine Spectator
Piper-Heidsieck is one of Champagne’s hottest names right now, with a star winemaker and paeans of praise from the critics. The awards say it all. Champagne guru Tom Stevenson ranks Piper-Heidsieck as one of Champagne’s five most under-valued Houses, and our Tasting Panel agree—particularly at the excellent Club prices.
NV Essentiel Cuvée Extra Brut is designed to be an elegant Extra-Brut symbolising the essence of the House. This wine is vigorously firm with a compelling alliance between slowly-matured and young wines, all aged in the cellars for at least four years, the slow maturation providing a superb wine, a round and vibrant Cuvée Brut recalling the rich variety of its blend of 100 crus from across Champagne.
It’s a magical marriage of creamy expansiveness, almond and ripe stone fruits, with a searing mineral and citrus core, the low dosage helping propel that ozone-freshness of the finish. Terrific wine.
Pinot Noir 50%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Chardonnay 20%.
Case of 12 bottles.
Non Members £525 plus delivery. CCUK Members £425. Free UK mainland delivery.
For mixed cases and single bottles, call Member Services on 020 7399 2960.