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  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Sushi

MEDALS & RANKINGS: 

98/100 – Wine Spectator 2015 

Sparkling of the Year Trophy – International Wine Challenge 2013 – “Excellent balance and length. Complex persistence.” 

Vintage Champagne Trophy – International Wine Challenge 2013 

Gold – International Wine Challenge 2015 

Champion of Champions (Rare 1998 Magnum) – International Wine Challenge 2015

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The Story

Since 1976, the House has only released 8 vintages of Rare: 1976, 1979,1985, 1988, 1990, 1998 en Magnum, 1999 and 2002,” says Régis Camus, chef de caves and chief winemaker at Maison Piper-Heidsieck. “Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002 was my first Rare vintage so I am particularly honoured to hear that it has been selected as the number one champagne in the world by FINE Champagne Magazine.”

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Vintage 1998

On the eye
Sparkling highlights set against a green-gold background with refined, delicate, little bubbles.

On the nose
An initial and extremely elegant touch of sandalwood and cedar gives way to a more generous and hearty bouquet of gingerbread, orange blossom and dried apricot. The lasting aromas are those of meringue, cocoa and liquorice, finishing with a more subtle and complex combination of the underwood, camphor and bergamot orange.

On the palate
The structure of this wine is delightfully gentle and varied, constantly alternating between firmness and warmth, with creamy notes and the deliciouos aromas of cocoa, greengage plums and mango. The overall impression is that of a timeless wine which marvelously expresses all its richness and complexity.

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

21 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Medium, Yellow and Bright

ending

Long, Pure and Flavorful

flavors

Toasty, Floral, Citrus and White fruits

nose

Intense, Complex, Fresh and Refined

taste

High in Acidity, Perfectly balanced, Concentrated, Youthful, Light, Harmonious, Focused, Elegant and Dry

Verdict

Sophisticated and Impressive

Written Notes

A beautiful rarity in magnum. Stylish and restrained with super elegance and slowly evolving roasting along with the exquisite scent of clean sheets.
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Bright yellow colour with straw yellow hue. Aromatic nose with fine brioche and roasting aroma, pure fruit, discreet minerality and hints of ripe hazelnuts in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent length, fine

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Good looking magnum size bottle. Colour is yellow, and looking bright and medium. On the nose it is open, intense, complex, refined, fresh, rich and charming. The taste is fresh, focused, elegant, fragrant, vivid, refined, harmonious, and dry, and high in acidity, light, with perfectly balanced, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has floral, citrus, toasty and white fruits flavours. The finish is long, lingering, flavorful, pure and vibrant. This wine is sophisticated, excellent and impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years.
- (Created by Tb)
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Information

Origin

Reims, Champagne

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Best buy

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Rare 1998  ( Piper-Heidsieck )

Bright yellow colour with straw yellow hue. Aromatic nose with fine brioche and roasting aroma, pure fruit, discreet minerality and hints of ripe hazelnuts in the background. On the palate well structured with excellent length, fine

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Rare 1998  ( Piper-Heidsieck )

"A beautiful rarity in magnum. Stylish and restrained with super elegance and slowly evolving roasting along with the exquisite scent of clean sheets."

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