NV Ruinart Blanc de Blanc

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Graceful and golden, with a ripe palate of peaches and lemon curd, this Champagne shows a freshness and textural finesse destined to delight.

Varietal:
Sparkling
Winemaker:
Frederic Panaiotis
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Aging:
3 years
Oak Treatment:
on the lees
Appellation:
Champagne
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
12.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
90
Score Wine Enthusiast:
92
Score Wine Spectator:
93
SKU #:
1043201
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS93

James Suckling

A very appealing and satisfying style that fully captures the elegance and poise of chardonnay. The aromas here are all based around lemons, grapefruit, honey, fresh floral notes, stone fruits and toasty autolysis – which is somewhat of a signature for this Champagne. The palate delivers a ripe, flavorsome impression of peach custard and lemon crème brûlée. The acidity is nicely placed and the the finish upbeat with vibrant fruit expression.

WS93

Wine Spectator

A graceful Champagne, sleek and finely knit, with a subtle range of nectarine, lemon curd, almond blossom and ground ginger flavors, expanding on the silky mousse. Offers a lingering, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2024.

WE92

Wine Enthusiast

Ruinart is a Chardonnay house, so this wine can be considered one of its signature cuvées. With some bottle age, it is crisp while also toasty with secondary flavors that are balancing the apple and citrus fruits. The wine is well balanced, the soft aftertaste still in keeping with its crisper, textured flavors.

DC91

Decanter

This blanc de blancs (100% Chardonnay) is sourced mostly from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, including a portion of premier cru vineyards. It has a lean, lemon and apple bite backed up by some smooth creaminess. It's fuller in body than stablemate Veuve Clicquot, displaying good acidity and power. (JB)

WA90

Wine Advocate

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.