Cameron Douglas reviews Piper-Heidsieck, the champagne loved by Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe

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Cameron Douglas reviews Piper-Heidsieck, the champagne loved by Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe
As the world's most awarded champagne house, Piper-Heidsieck has carved out a reputation for its exceptional winemaking that goes beyond the norm. 

The legacy of Piper-Heidsieck is a long and fruitful one. Founded over 235 years ago, the French champagne house has become a sought after choice for wine connoisseurs in search of a premium drop.

As the official champagne of the Oscars and loved by the likes of Marie Antoinette and Marilyn Monroe, it’s no wonder Piper-Heidsieck has garnered a reputation as ‘seduction in a glass’ and adored as a champagne for any occasion.

Always innovating and evolving, Piper-Heidsieck’s latest collection sees Chief Winemaker Émilien Boutillat expressing free reign over his creative spirit, while showcasing the diversity of the terroirs, people and years of expertise.

In this ultra limited-edition HORS-SÉRIE collection, former vintages have been re-edited to create exceptionally unique cuvées.

The hero of the collection, the HORS-SÉRIE 1971 represents a conversation between the past and present, reimagining a 50-year-old champagne. “I inherited the legacy of the 1971 vintage and wanted to reinterpret it with a fresh disgorgement to be able to share it with everyone. This is a fantastic opportunity to offer a journey through time,” says Boutillat.

Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas’ tasting notes

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage NV

Aromas of cherry and raspberry, moments of cherry and baking spice, baked goods and a fine leesy autolysis. Crisp, balanced, refreshing, dry, a lovely texture with tension and firmness from acidity. Youthful and refreshing. Drink from today and through 2025. $79.99.

Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut NV

Classic bouquet of brioche and fruit spice, citrus and white fleshed tree fruits. There’s a moment of strawberry and white flower. Crisp, youthful, refreshing and dry with flavours that mirror the nose. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025. $64.99.

Piper-Heidsieck is available at all leading liquor outlets. The HORS-SÉRIE collection is available exclusively at Glengarry Wine.

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