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Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Brut Vintage 2002

Ruinart Champagne Dom Ruinart Brut Vintage 750ml 2002          
Sku: 1694797*

Dom Ruinart, the visionary spirit of the oldest champagne House, was the inspiration for this exceptional cuvee. It is a rare expression from the most noble of Chardonnay, a magical experience, a genuine feast for the senses. Dom Ruinart 1996 is a blend of 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay, of which 60% comes from the ”Cote des Blancs” and 40% from the ”Montagne de Reims”.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Nov 2013)
Close to 30% of the Chardonnay that as always (despite the absence of “blanc de blancs from its label) dominates Ruinarts prestige cuvee comes specifically in the case of their 2002 Brut Dom Ruinart from the northern Montagne de Reims, though the rest is from the Cote des Blancs (predominantly Avize and Chouilly). Hints of lees autolysis and heliotrope perfume cap a nose in which very ripe sickle pear predominates. Happily, an efficacious squirt of fresh lime lends refreshing and vivacious acidity to the pear on a lush and gently effervescent palate. Pungently struck-flint and iodine-like notes as well as hints of lightly toasted almond and hazelnut add allure to a generously fruity finish. This might well reward a couple of years bottle age, though its highly appealing present personality is very much tied up with freshness.
 Wine Enthusiast 95 points (Dec 2013)
A superb, mature wine that is ripe, toasty and full of yellow- and white-fruit flavors. A fine balance brings up spice, an opulent texture, a taut edge of steel and a feeling that this fine wine is ready to drink. It can age, and it will be better over the next few years as its secondary aromas stay in balance with the fruitiness. - Cellar Selection
 Wine Spectator 96 points (Sep 25 2013)
Shows beautiful, lacy texture, weaving persistent and mouthwatering acidity with flavors of patisserie pear, dried apricot, almond paste, pickled ginger, acacia blossom and clover honey. This is underscored by a rich note of smoky minerality that rings out on the finish. Drink now through 2030. From France.A.N.
Smoky and aromatic, with a pleasant bounciness and a refined bead supporting juicy flavors of white peach, grated ginger, blanched almond and hints of grapefruit zest and cardamom. Offers a lasting, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2027.A.N.
Like a well-tuned symphony this delicious wine offers beautiful harmony between the finely detailed texture, the lacy, mouthwatering acidity and the range of flavors, from fresh, floral tones of apricot, apple blossom and pink grapefruit zest to richer notes of toasted nut, spiced plum, freshly ground coffee, anise, cumin and cardamom. Drink now through 2027. AN

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Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
 
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