90 Points Robert Parker
Piper-Heidsieck's white-golden colored, NV Cuvée Brut has a clear, fresh, fine and aromatic bouquet with sweet cherry but also brioche and chalky aromas. The attack on the palate is fresh and delicate, and the charming finish reveals brioche and whole grain as well as aromatic fruit flavors. This is a medium-bodied, stimulatingly fresh and well-structured blend with gorgeous fruit and a clean, persistent finish. I'd like to brunch with it every Sunday morning until the night comes. (Tasted from L1700466109 in November 2017.)
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Stephan Reinhardt. November, 2017
91 Points Tyson Stelzer
Fresh, lively, fruity and precise, Piper is a reliable champagne at a great price, and I recommend
it all the time for weddings, parties, anything. The house has fulfilled its mandate to grow
this cuvée into a more serious, textural and complex offering, thanks to longer lees age than
ever, though balances this marvellously and unexpectedly with more bright fruit integrity and
tension than before. Pinot noir takes the lead, laced with fresh, fruity red apple and strawberry
hull, with the lemon zest of chardonnay contributing tension and a touch of struck flint adding
complexity. Lees age brings plenty of toasty, roast nut, gingernut biscuits, spice and honey
character. Refreshingly, bright acid tension is the theme of the finish rather than dosage. Bravo.
Source: Tyson Stelzer.
Ripe pears, crisp green apples and flowers emerge from Piper-Hiediesck’s NV Brut Cuvee. This medium-bodied non-vintage Champagne offers excellent persistence and a long, clean finish. It is a very solid effort at this level. The Brut Cuvee is 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. This is lot L070921 12253, disgorged December, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) December, 2008 by Antonio Galloni