2008 Piper Heidsieck Rare Rose

Champagne Blend - 750ML
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JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, November 2019

(98+ points) The 2008 Champagne Rare Rosé is straight-up sensational. Only the second time they’ve produced this cuvée, it offers a deep, full-bodied, powerful yet chiseled and laser-focused style carrying loads of wild...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, December 2019

A vibrant Champagne, ballet-slipper pink in color, featuring intense flavors of nectarine, ripe raspberry, grilled nut, espresso and graphite, with a touch of dried sage, all riding the finely detailed mousse. Like a...
DC 96

Decanter, October 2019

In the first decade of this century, two years really stand out for Champagne: 2002 and 2008, although many now think that the cooler, more poised 2008 may win out in the end. Described with the two words, ‘precisely...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019

(95+ points) The 2008 Brut Rosé Cuvée Rare is the second rendition of this cuvée ever produced, and the wine is showing very well, unwinding in the glass with a youthfully shy nose featuring white cherries, blood orange...
WE 94

Wine Enthusiast, December 2019

This intense wine is chock full of red-fruit flavors and beautiful acidity. Still young it has structure as well as swathes of fruit. The concentration of flavors and ability to age further make it a great wine. Drink it...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Champagne Blend
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Piper-Heidsieck started out as a cloth and wine trading company Heidsieck & Co which was founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck in 1785. His distinctive champagne’s reputation quickly spread and won favor at court.

The Piper-Heidsieck Maison owns precious wine-growing land from the Montagne de Reims to the Cote des Bar. The blend of its signature cuvee is 55 to 60% Pinot Noir for structure, 10 to 15% Chardonnay grapes which add elegant nuances, 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier which enhances fruitiness, and 10 to 15% reserve wines which provide consistency from year to year.

Vinification is done separately by variety and by vineyard in order to preserve their unique characters and offer maximum blending flexibility.

Introducing the exquisite 2008 Piper Heidsieck Rare Rose, a Champagne blend that is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates. With its delicate rose color and elegant label, this wine is a true work of art that showcases the mastery of the renowned producer, Piper Heidsieck.

On the nose, this wine displays a youthful shyness, gradually revealing notes of white cherries, blood orange, Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, and dried white flowers. These aromas promise a complexity that will continue to unfold over time, making this wine a perfect candidate for aging.

As the wine caresses the palate, it reveals its medium to full-bodied nature, with a lively and tightly-knit structure. The concentration of flavors is apparent, with nectarine, ripe raspberry, grilled nut, espresso, and graphite taking center stage. A touch of dried sage adds a hint of herbal complexity to the mix. The mousse, fine and detailed, gracefully carries the flavors across the palate, reminiscent of a ballerina's graceful movements.

The finish is nothing short of spectacular, with a beautiful skein of spice unravelling and leaving a lasting impression. This Champagne demonstrates power in harmony with grace, a truly remarkable combination. With a drinking window that extends until 2033, this wine is poised to age gracefully, rewarding those who exercise patience.

The wine's exceptional quality is confirmed by the expert opinions of renowned wine publications. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it an impressive 95+ points, describing it as "reserved" but with the potential to develop beautifully with further aging. Wine Spectator bestowed a remarkable score of 97, highlighting the wine's vibrant nature and lasting finish. Wine Enthusiast awarded it 94 points, praising its intense flavors, beautiful acidity, and aging potential. Jeb Dunnuck was astounded by the wine, giving it 98+ points and predicting it will drink brilliantly for two decades or more. Decanter, in their evocative tasting note, awarded it 96 points and compared its color to a ballerina's pump, further emphasizing its refinement.

The 2008 Piper Heidsieck Rare Rose is a true gem, a Champagne that embodies elegance, complexity, and the artistry of winemaking. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future celebrations, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who have the pleasure of experiencing it.