Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 Methuselah 6.0 L

Rare Genesis. You are entering in the field of haute couture. Régis Camus. A heat wave like one never seen before stuck France in the summer of 1976. Could it be possible to produce a cuvee worthy of the Maison under such conditions? After all, such an extraordinary event could produce an extraordinary cuvee. Thanks to their expertise and creativity, several men skilled in the art of winemaking transcended the disaster and tamed the unbridled natural forces that year to produce a cuvée of exquisite purity.

It is known as Rare, in tribute to the events behind its creation. Since then, the Rare years where nature unleashes its forces, a new cuvée is born.

Rare 2002 is a blend of 8 crus including Oger, Villers-Marmery and Avize for the Chardonnays and Verzy for the Pinots Noirs. A 2002 vintage synonymous with richness and generosity matured for over 7 years and House’s cellars.

A very upbeat year after the sadness of the 2001. Thank you Mother Nature for giving us such a bountiful year!

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SKU: 097 Category: Tag: Product ID: 3496


To the eye,  dazzling, crystal-clear, citrine yellow gold enlivened by a delicate, shimmering effervescence.

On the nose, the fruit emerges as delicate, golden, muted exotic fruits-mango and kiwifruit-and dried fruit-hazelnut, almond and fig. A touch of iodine enhances the wine’s flawless nose. The mild spices reflect the wine´s depth-white pepper, smoked tea and cocoa.

In the mouth, a wine with depth but also honed, precise, in harmony. Voluptuous delicacy with meringue notes. Subtle nuances evoke distant lands-mind teat, lime, kumquat and exotic fruits such as pineapple and candied ginger.

Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 9.5 g/l

Perfect wine pairing with lobster, crayfish, stuffed crab, grilled oysters, well-seasoned shellfish, tempura coated seafood or vegetables and lemon meringue with fresh fruits – enjoy

Serving: 8-10°C.

“Super stylish, toasty nose with lovely floral and gunpowdery tones as well as tropical fruit, orange peel and candy notes. Super linear, driven, energetic palate which huge intensity and richness. Drinking perfectly today with lot’s of delicious ageing elements but very much in the fresh and vibrant side.This is a serial winner, we chose it as the Best Champagne at FINE Champagne magazine in 2011. ”

– Essi Avellan MW,
97/100 (July 2017)

Stunning 2002 Vintage that truly lives up to all the hype achieved by the numerous awards and accolades it has recently achieved.

Drinking superbly with precise finese and citric/lemon/orange notes as you first zip this beautiful Wine, so full of quality and intensity that this rivals the very best 2002 Vintages.

I have absolutely no doubt this will only get better with further cellaring and I for one look forward to tasting it in in a few years time.

Enjoyed exquisitely with French Oysters, a second course of Dover Sole, while ending with a wonderful fresh fruit platter.

– Alex_Champagne
99/100 (August 2017)

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Weight20 kg


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