TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Widely believed to be a stellar vintage for Champagne, the spring and summer of 2002 couldn't have been more ideal for formulating perfectly balanced chardonnay and pinot noir grapes. The Piper-Heidsieck 2002 Rare Vintage Champagne (LCBO# 380915, 750 mL for $259.95) is not only perfect to toast the most memorable of occasions, the bottle's stunning gold-filigreed design makes it highly collectable. Rated a 97 by Wine Spectator Magazine, Piper-Heidsieck has only declared seven other vintages as 'rare' in the past 30 years.
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"This prestigious, award-winning Champagne is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with someone special," said Colby Norrington, VINTAGES Category Manager for European Wines. "We're always looking to showcase unique and beautifully packaged wines in our VINTAGES releases, and this product delivers on both counts."
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