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First taste: Rare Champagne 2008

The latest release of this Pinot Noir-dominated prestige cuvée, tasted and rated.

Rare indeed is the new release of a jewel among the Champagne offerings of the EPI group, which, in addition to owning both Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck, also possesses Biondi-Santi, the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino estate in Italy.

Cellar master Régis Camus chose this summer to put on the market the 2008 vintage of the prestige cuvée known as Rare Champagne, once a special tête de cuvée bottling produced only in exceptional years under the Piper-Heidsieck label before splitting off to become a brand in its own right in 2018.

Scroll down see the Rare Champagne 2008 tasting note and score

Tasted & rated: Rare Champagne 2008

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