Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 scoops IWSC Trophy

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2019 results are out and we’re delighted that the Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 has scooped the Vintage Champagne Trophy. The Bride Valley Rosé 'Bella' 2014 collected a Gold medal.

Now in its 50th year and judged by over 400 global experts, the IWSC recognises and rewards the very best wines and spirits in the world. Please see tasting notes below for our Trophy and Gold winning wines. For the full results and more details on the competition, please visit the IWSC website.


VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE TROPHY
Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012
97 points
Bright lemon straw colour. Beautiful persistent thread of moonlight silver tiny bubbles. Gorgeous scents of rising dough, roast lemon, baked figs, toasting almonds, chalky flinty smoky scents riding on a sea breeze. The palate is complex, vivid and sustained, gorgeous froth with scented cream. The palate exhibits great harmony, flows wonderfully and majestically to a long, sustained finish. A true gold.

GOLD
Bride Valley Rosé 'Bella' 2014
95 points

Salmon pink; sophisticated smoky and raspberry notes. This is classy and complex, with a nutty, smoky and creamy character. Lovely autolysis and a palate that excites througout. Elegant, regal and a classic wine. Stylish, with a good future.