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Ruinart Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 1998

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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 o

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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 Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Rich, toasty, mature, this important Champagne is all those things. It's certainly mature for a 1998 vintage, which means it would be delicious to drink now. But the ripeness, allied to the serious acidity and wood structure, do suggest that it's likely to age more. R.V. 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. This is Lot: AEE2AD, disgorged July, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. Silky in texture, th...


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/16/2010

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

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 o


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/29/2015

Rich, toasty, mature, this important Champagne is all those things. It’s certainly mature for a 1998 vintage, which means it would be delicious to drink now. But the ripeness, allied to the serious acidity and wood structure, do suggest that it’s likely to age more. R.V. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 95 Points 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. This is Lot: AEE2AD, disgorged July, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. - Robert Parker 92 Points Silky in texture, this Champagne also has a racy structure driving its grapefruit, ginger, bread dough and apple flavors. It's balanced in the tart side, with a lemony finish. Drink now through 2020. –BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Rich, toasty, mature, this important Champagne is all those things. Its certainly mature for a 1998 vintage, which means it would be delicious to drink now. But the ripeness, allied to the serious acidity and wood structure, do suggest that its likely to age more. R.V. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 95 PointsThe 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. This is Lot: AEE2AD, disgorged July, 2007. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2018. - Robert Parker 92 PointsSilky in texture, this Champagne also has a racy structure driving its grapefruit, ginger, bread dough and apple flavors. It's balanced in the tart side, with a lemony finish. Drink now through 2020. BS - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2011

WE: 95 Points RP: 92 Points WS: 89 Points



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