But as much as that victory, inspired by the goalkicking of Italian outside half Luciano Orquera and his new All Blacks half-back partner Brendon Leonard, showed their true potential, Servat knows that any team containing his former clubmate Salvatore Perugini has to be taken seriously.
"We played in Connacht last year, but I don't know anything about Zebre because we haven't played them yet. But we know they recently won in Cardiff and they have picked up some new players," said Servat.
"I've a very good friend playing for them in Salvatore Perugini and I know what he can bring to a team. He is a great character and we will have to respect them - like every other team in this competition.
"We always look forward to playing in the Heineken Cup. It has given so much to the game and has certainly helped to raise standards. We played an Italian club last season and it was very tough even though we won.
"You can't afford to underestimate any team in this tournament anymore because the standards continue to rise. No game is easy and every club is better prepared. A few years ago there may have been a few easier matches, but no longer - this is what makes the Heineken Cup so good."
Toulouse kick-off at home against Zebre at Stade Ernest Wallon on Friday, 11 October before heading to London to meet the Saracens at Wembley in round two. They then face Connacht in back to back fixtures in December.
"The first objective is always to reach the quarter-finals, but every single defeat can dent your chances and lead to elimination. We are proud to have qualified for every tournament and it is very important tournament to the club," added Servat.
"Not only for the players and coaches, but also for our partners and fans. We will keep on playing as hard as we have always done in the past."
The former French international hooker made his Heineken Cup debut as a 19-year-old in a 29-24 defeat against Ulster at Ravenhill. He went on to play 74 games in the tournament, including five finals, three of which he helped Toulouse to win.
"I have a lot of great memories from the Heineken Cup. In 1998, I was playing in the back row with the juniors and I got called up to play at hooker against Ulster - a tough start," said Servat.
"After that there are the titles - 2003 against Perpignan in the country of Trevor Brennan, 2005 against Stade Francais in Edinburgh and 2010 against Biarritz Olympique in Paris. All the games in the Heineken Cup are good memories.
"Travelling away for games with the players became very important to us as a group. You stay strong through experiences like the 3-3 draw against Bath in apocalyptic conditions.
"The defeat in Leicester in the snow is still a bad memory for us - it's still there in the back of our minds. Everyone at Leicester was out shovelling the snow off the pitch and the lines to get the game on. That showed the charm of this tournament."