Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: September 5, 2018 (JS-91)
Super curated reduction here, heading into slightly meaty territory with grapefruit, toasted lemon peel and hazelnuts. The palate is delivered in a smooth, sweet-fruited style with approachable peach flesh. Drink now.
Source: 197, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 30th Nov 2011 (RP-90)
This is a fabulous version of Ruinart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past, all of which makes this a far more interesting wine. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine’s textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne’s oldest house. This is Lot LAGJSAF.
Drink Date: 2011-2014
THE EMBLEM OF GOUT RUINART
The Chardonnay grape is the soul of Maison Ruinart. Its grape, mainly from the Cote des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, is at the heart of all its cuvees.
100% Chardonnay from different years (20 to 25% reserve wines from the 2 previous years).
A very large majority of Premiers Crus from the Cote des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims for the aromatic finesse, completed by wines from Sezannais known to bring roundness. Finally, some wines from the north of the Vesle valley bring a touch of freshness and lightness.
A first nose of great intensity, with notes of fresh fruit, in particular ripe citrus. A second very fine and floral nose with notes of white flowers and white fruits (white peach). A supple, harmonious attack on the palate, a lot of roundness.
A vinosity without excess, supported by a superb freshness. Notes of nectar, citrus, and a nice minerality on the finish. A fairly long and very refreshing finish.
Beautiful pale golden yellow color with light green reflections, brilliant and luminous robe. Active effervescence and persistent release.