Ruinart

Dom Ruinart Brut Champagne Blend

9.570 ratings
9.523 pro ratings
Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cake & Cream, Soft Cheese, Hard Cheese, Salads & Greens, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Fish, Chicken, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Nuts & Seeds, Fruit & Berries, Beans & Peas, Exotic Spices, Turkey, Pungent Cheese, Shellfish, Oyster
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Andrew Whittle

Co-Owner/Director Summit Estate Wines

9.6

Best of the best from one of great houses for blanc de blanc - still fresh and lively at 16 years - citrus and subtle minerality

Best of the best from one of great houses for blanc de blanc - still fresh and lively at 16 years - citrus and subtle minerality

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
Alberto Cdm

Bottiglia nn perfetta... purtroppo...

Bottiglia nn perfetta... purtroppo...

Apr 14th, 2017
Adam Nelson

This is baller perfect to celebrate the cubbies and the series

This is baller perfect to celebrate the cubbies and the series

Oct 23rd, 2016
Nico J. Snyman

Favorite vintage BdB for the price, has the classic '98 richness to it, with layers of complexity. Love it.

Favorite vintage BdB for the price, has the classic '98 richness to it, with layers of complexity. Love it.

Oct 22nd, 2016
Adam Nelson

This is drinking amazing right now still fresh but showing maturity as well. Very layered and stays on the palette

This is drinking amazing right now still fresh but showing maturity as well. Very layered and stays on the palette

Oct 22nd, 2016
Darin Kendrick

Beautiful Ruinart one of the best 98s I have tasted

Beautiful Ruinart one of the best 98s I have tasted

Apr 22nd, 2015
Josh Orr

Beautiful example of a house that is just getting better and better every year

Beautiful example of a house that is just getting better and better every year

Mar 31st, 2015
James Scarcebrook

In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves, "Whoa!"

In the immortal words of Keanu Reeves, "Whoa!"

Dec 31st, 2013
Ericsson

In a wine lovers journey there are a handful of bottles which evoke reflection from the sheer taste… Maybe its history and taste captured in a bottle perfected by time; maybe it is just the moment. Nonetheless this is one of those bottles for me.

The color is on par with a nice gold tone and only the last surviving bubbles rising. The nose is opulent with citrus, apple, apricot, almond and toast. The mouthfeel with crisp red apple, orange peel, brioche, almond, and a truffle-like finish which endures. This is vibrant, lush, rich and beautifully aged Champagne.

Now, for that reflection part, back in ’98 when the grapes that make up this bottle were ripening I was a young lad from a small town about to graduate high school with too many decisions, plans, and expectations. Albeit, I had never tasted Champagne. Now, where were you back in 1998?

In a wine lovers journey there are a handful of bottles which evoke reflection from the sheer taste… Maybe its history and taste captured in a bottle perfected by time; maybe it is just the moment. Nonetheless this is one of those bottles for me.

The color is on par with a nice gold tone and only the last surviving bubbles rising. The nose is opulent with citrus, apple, apricot, almond and toast. The mouthfeel with crisp red apple, orange peel, brioche, almond, and a truffle-like finish which endures. This is vibrant, lush, rich and beautifully aged Champagne.

Now, for that reflection part, back in ’98 when the grapes that make up this bottle were ripening I was a young lad from a small town about to graduate high school with too many decisions, plans, and expectations. Albeit, I had never tasted Champagne. Now, where were you back in 1998?

Aug 27th, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Thanksgiving mazf

Thanksgiving mazf

Nov 30th, 2019