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Ruinart Brut Vintage Champagne 1998

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The wine shows a superb, golden yellow color with a beautiful luminosity and a fine and persistent mousse. The nose is clean and intense with warm, rich notes of brioche, French toast and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine is very supple and harmonious, with notes of honey and minerals on the long, sustained finish.

Region: France

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Winery: Ruinart
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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

External Reviews for Ruinart Brut Vintage Champagne

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The 1998 Dom Ruinart Brut Vintage is simply gorgeous. This taut, focused Champagne is currently quite shut down and appears to be holding back much of its potential. Still, the wine possesses plenty of density in its ripe Chardonnay fruit, smoke and minerals, with a long, subtle finish. All this wine needs is time in bottle. If past vintages are any indication, the 1998 should age beautifully. Readers who enjoy fresh wines will find plenty to admire in this wine now, but those who enjoy Champagnes with a little age on them will want to wait a few years before enjoying this fine effort.



The wine shows a superb, golden yellow color with a beautiful luminosity and a fine and persistent mousse. The nose is clean and intense with warm, rich notes of brioche, French toast and roasted almonds. On the palate the wine is very supple and harmonious, with notes of honey and minerals on the long, sustained finish.

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