White - Sparkling

2002 Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare

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  • France
  • Champagne
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Community Tasting Notes 309

  • Rupert wrote: 93 points

    September 17, 2020 - Less grippy than I remember, and more buttery. Very rich. Sumptuous. But not as deep as in the past.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • peternelson Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 9, 2020 - Light yellowy color; bubbles were a little more coarse than the Pommery, very dry, mineral, clean, nice, but didn't show as well as I thought. Blind DD at Capital Seafood. 92+

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    August 23, 2020 - Wonderfully rich, toasty and nutty with green apple in the background. Delicious!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • lvjohn Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 15, 2020 - What a wonderful treat to drink this. Everything others have commented on and more. I am too inexperienced with Champagne in this price range to comment any further.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Montesquieu Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 7, 2020 - 4th time enjoying this Champagne. Lovely bottle in a crisp, dry style.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2020, Issue #87, Recently- Tasted Champagne And Sparkling Wines Spring 2020

    (Piper-Heidsieck “Rare” Brut Millésime (Reims)) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Simon Field MW
    Rare Champagne, 10/29/2019 (link)

    (Rare, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Brad Baker
    October 2019, Issue #23

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/18/2019 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Importer Highlight: Terlato Wines, 3/12/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2016, Issue #65, The Bi-Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Review Autumn 2016

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2016, Issue #63, The Bi-Annual Champagne Report Summer 2016

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Jan-16, Issue #61 (link)

    (Piper-Heidsieck Brut - Cuvée Rare Champagne/Sparkling) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Champagne’s Golden Age (Nov 2015), 11/1/2015 (link)

    (Piper-heidsieck Brut Cuvée Rare Millésime) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Juhlin
    Top-rated prestige Champagnes, 9/12/2014 (link)

    (Piper-Heidsieck, Rare, Champagne, France, White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2014, Issue #53, The 2014 Champagne Addendum Round Two of Some Absolutely Superb Sparkling Wines

    (Piper-Heidsieck “Cuvée Rare” Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2014, Issue #51, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report: Augmented This Year By a Week on The Ground in Champagne

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2013, Issue #47, The Issue 47 Champagne and Sparkling Wine Report Addendum

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  • Report 34: Champagne Revisited, 12/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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  • By Brad Baker
    December 2010, Issue #9, Champagne Tasting Notes

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

    (Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Rare Brut) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2010, Issue #29, The Annual Champagne and Sparkling Wine Addendum

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  • By Peter Liem
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  • By Richard Jennings
    11/30/2016 (link) 96 points

    (Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare) Light yellow with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; aromatic, almond, almond cream, brioche nose; delicious, almond, brioche, saline palate with good balancing acidity; long finish (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir)

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2016 (link) 97 points

    (Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare) Light lemon yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; very autolytic, hazelnut, almond cream, lemon cream nose; rich, delicious, delicate, autolytic, hazelnut, light butter cream, almond cream, mineral palate with good balancing acidity; long finish (10 years on lees)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/26/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Cuvée Rare) Light lemon yellow color with abundant, steady, tiny bubbles; appealing, savory, autolytic, brioche, almond brioche nose; tasty, autolytic, tart lemon, iodine, saline, almond palate; needs 4-5 years; long finish (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir; 12% alcohol; 8th edition of this wine)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type White - Sparkling
  • Producer Piper-Heidsieck
  • Varietal Champagne Blend
  • Designation Cuvée Rare
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Champagne
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Champagne
  • UPC Codes 086891085012, 087236657253, 087236657970, 089744142450, 3018333000823, 3018333002674, 8429207005045

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 95 (2%)
  • In Cellars 3,692 (64%)
  • Consumed 1,962 (34%)

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Community Recommendations

Appetizer, Cavier, Shell Fish, Sushi

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  133 votes

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