Piper-Heidsieck, Rare Brut, Champagne, Champagne, France, 2002
Platinum - Best in Show: Best Sparkling
70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
The nose here is still very fresh for a 2002, though has great tertiary, autolytic character. The palate is rich and creamy, with a beautiful balance of acidity and minerality, real depth of flavour, which still has potential to age further, and long lingering finish.