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Dom Ruinart Rose 95 Ag 2002

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"Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaiotis has done a fabulous job with the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé. Deceptively light in color, the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé packs a serious punch. Today it is the wine's pure volume and vinosity that are most apparent. Even with a year on the cork, the 2002 is reticent, tightly wound and not ready yet to offer all of its splendor. I have seen it time and time again, Dom Ruinart's Rosé has an extraordinary capacity to age. I expect that will be the case here as well, but readers are going to have to be patient. Readers who can find the 2002 Rosé should not hesitate. It will provide superb drinking for several decades. I am also intruiged to watch how it develops next to the 2002 Dom Ruinart. The 2002 is 80% Chardonnay, all from Grand Cru villages, and 20% still Pinot, all from Sillery. This bottle was disgorged in September 2012...95+" AG 12/13 Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 presents a vibrant colour, a deep coral with delicate coppery tones. The primary aroma of this vintage champagne is surprisingly intense and complex; notes of exotic fruits (guava) and citrus (blood orange, citron) intermingle with floral aromas such as violet and rose, with a touch of musc. Allowing it to breathe reveals notes of allspice followed by orange blossom, brioche, orgeat, with a base of perfectly ripe red fruits. The richness of the 2002 vintage boasts exceptional breadth and volume on the palate. It offers a fine fruity, floral and spicy aromatic range. The low dosage leaves a final flourish of great purity, expressing the nobility of the grand crus making up this cuvée. Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 offers a fine and persistent effervescence. Without question, longer ageing in the cellars will rank it amongst the greatest Dom Ruinart Rosé vintages such as the 1996, 1990, 1988 or the legendary 1976.

Region: France » Champagne

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Winery: Ruinart
Color: Rosé
Variety: Champagne
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Ruinart:
Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729. Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champagne region in the city of Reims, the house is today owned by the parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA. The uncle of Nicolas Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, for whom the house's flagship wine is named, was a close friend of Dom Pérignon,[1] The... Read more
Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house, exclusively producing champagne since 1729. Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in the Champagne region in the city of Reims, the house is today owned by the parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA. The uncle of Nicolas Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, for whom the house's flagship wine is named, was a close friend of Dom Pérignon,[1] The family lineage ownership lasted until financial assistance from Baron Philippe de Rothschild was taken in 1950, and in 1963 the entire business was sold to Moët & Chandon before it became part of the LVMH group. Read less

"Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaiotis has done a fabulous job with the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé. Deceptively light in color, the 2002 Dom Ruinart Rosé packs a serious punch. Today it is the wine's pure volume and vinosity that are most apparent. Even with a year on the cork, the 2002 is reticent, tightly wound and not ready yet to offer all of its splendor. I have seen it time and time again, Dom Ruinart's Rosé has an extraordinary capacity to age. I expect that will be the case here as well, but readers are going to have to be patient. Readers who can find the 2002 Rosé should not hesitate. It will provide superb drinking for several decades. I am also intruiged to watch how it develops next to the 2002 Dom Ruinart. The 2002 is 80% Chardonnay, all from Grand Cru villages, and 20% still Pinot, all from Sillery. This bottle was disgorged in September 2012...95+" AG 12/13 Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 presents a vibrant colour, a deep coral with delicate coppery tones. The primary aroma of this vintage champagne is surprisingly intense and complex; notes of exotic fruits (guava) and citrus (blood orange, citron) intermingle with floral aromas such as violet and rose, with a touch of musc. Allowing it to breathe reveals notes of allspice followed by orange blossom, brioche, orgeat, with a base of perfectly ripe red fruits. The richness of the 2002 vintage boasts exceptional breadth and volume on the palate. It offers a fine fruity, floral and spicy aromatic range. The low dosage leaves a final flourish of great purity, expressing the nobility of the grand crus making up this cuvée. Dom Ruinart Rosé 2002 offers a fine and persistent effervescence. Without question, longer ageing in the cellars will rank it amongst the greatest Dom Ruinart Rosé vintages such as the 1996, 1990, 1988 or the legendary 1976.

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