Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne 2004 - Gift Box

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95pts Wine Spectator
95pts James Suckling
94pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous
94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

This Dom Ruinart vintage Champagne is one heck of a way to turn up the festivity meter...

Wine Spectator:  "Showing an impressive backbone of acidity, this is dense and powerful, yet harmonious overall. The fine, creamy mousse swathes the statuesque frame in a silky texture, with honeysuckle, graphite and hazelnut notes lending fragrant accents to the rich palate of baked white peach, toasted brioche, lemon confit and smoke. Drink now through 2030. 460 cases imported." Feb 2015

James Suckling:  "This is deep and more layered than many with an already complex and sweet-smelling nutty and toasty edge; it really has a very deliberate, almost showy style of toasty character. It opens to revel in freshly squeezed lemon juice and peach fruits, grilled nuts and hints of spices and flowers. Very, very complex. The palate has compression and focus with really impressive acidity and a long, super-attractive mid-palate. There's an almost sherbet-like fresh layer in the midst of great depth, drive and focus. All the while, it retains a thread of creamy, fleshy fruit presence. Dosage is lowest ever for Dom Ruinart in 2004 at 5.5g per litre. A vintage Blanc de Blancs from exclusively Grand Cru vineyards: 69% Côte des Blancs and the balance from Montagne de Reims. This has spent 9 years on the lees and was disgorged in August 2014 (note multiple disgorgements of this vintage)." Jul 2016

Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "Vivid yellow. Pungent, heady aromas of ripe pear, orange pith, brioche and toasty lees, with a stony nuance adding lift and urgency. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that pick up minerality and smokiness with air. Finishes sappy, penetrating and very long, with slow-building sweetness and a note of buttered toast." Dec 2014

Wine Spectator:  "Showing an impressive backbone of acidity, this is dense and powerful, yet harmonious overall. The fine, creamy mousse swathes the statuesque frame in a silky texture, with honeysuckle, graphite and hazelnut notes lending fragrant accents to the rich palate of baked white peach, toasted brioche, lemon confit and smoke. Drink now through 2030. 460 cases imported." Feb 2015

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "Disgorged in February 2016 with 4.5 grams per liter dosage, the 2004 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs offers up notes of of sweet citrus oil, toasted nuts, dried white flowers and smoke, followed by a medium to full-bodied, creamy and textural palate underpinned by lively acids and concluding with a saline finish. Drink date: 2019 - 2035." Aug 2019

Winery:  "Chardonnay is the “golden thread” that runs through all Ruinart champagne. Sourced from grand cru vineyards, this grape is expressed in a beautifully restrained and fresh way in the 2004 vintage. Of all the champagne grapes, chardonnay takes the longest to develop its elegant flavours. That is why Ruinart ages its vintage champagnes on lees for between eight and 10 years."

Bottle 750ml, cork        
Varietal 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol  12.5%
Aging 9 years on the lees
Region Champagne, France
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