Piper Heidsieck Extra Dry
|France, Champagne, Reims
More boldly yeasty than the brut, this has an intriguing note of coconut in the nose, and the beginning hints of an oily, toasty richness. The extra dollop of sweetness still leaves it tasting fairly dry, but in a more approachable, less austere, style.
Sweetness is matched by lively acidity, framing the peach, pastry and honey flavors nicely.