Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998 Named ‘Best Champagne of 2018’

On 23rd August 2018, eight expert judges tasted nearly 200 bottles of champagne for the annual 2018 Champagne Masters, hosted by The Drinks Business. With an average 98-point score across the board, one particular cuvée stood out as the best this year: Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998.

Available today in magnums only, judge and journalist Patrick Schmitt wrote of this stunning cuvée: “I wasn’t alone in declaring it an exceptional fizz – and even asked the competition organiser, Chloé Beral, to stopper the cuvée immediately, so I could try it later on that same day (and was subsequently delighted to discover it came in a large format, and tasted even better a touch warmer).”

Read the article on the performance of Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998 magnums published by The Drinks Business here.

A full report on all the medal winners in the 2018 Champagne Masters will be published on The Drinks Business soon.

Read the full ‘Best Champagne of 2018’ article here.