Ruinart Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 2009

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Ein fruchtiger, goldener Champagner, der nur so vor Lebenslust sprüht. Im Glas braust der Ruinart Champagner 'R' tüch...

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Wonderful golden color with traditional yeast and dough aroma with a hint of florals. Great body to the wine with softer than expected acidity but... Read more

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Rich and fruity, and retains it bubbles incredibly well. Read more

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Snooth User: John Andrews
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4.00 5
Vintage: 1988 10/03/2008

Wonderful golden color with traditional yeast and dough aroma with a hint of florals. Great body to the wine with softer than expected acidity but great doughy flavors and excellent finish.


Snooth User: Outi
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4.50 5
Vintage: NV 01/01/2008

Erinomaisen kitalakea kuivattavan kuplivaa. Ei silti ihan maailman parasta...


Snooth User: bluebear
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4.00 5
Vintage: NV 01/06/2009

Rich and fruity, and retains it bubbles incredibly well.


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External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
09/17/2011

R de Ruinart Champagne, as with all Ruinart champagnes, is made with a high proportion of Chardonnay giving great finesse and elegance that's so characteristic of Ruinart champagnes, but the addition of 60% Pinot Noir gives this wine a full bodied, supple and smooth quality."\n"\n"The House of Ruinart was established as long ago as 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart - creating the first Champagne House."\n"\n"Presented in an elegant 18th century style bottle, this champagne reveals such a fresh, distinctive, rose petal pink colour."\n"\n"Vintage: N/V"\n"\n"Grapes: 40% Chardonnay from the Côtes de Blancs and 60% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims"\n"\n"Origin: Champagne, France"\n"\n"Notes: A yellow colour with golden glints and a crystal-like brilliance. Fine bubbles that rise in an airy, long-lasting line. On the nose the wine is delicate and fresh. White-fleshed fruit (pear), dried fruits (almond). Scents of white flowers (acacia). Aromas of fresh butter & Viennese pastries"\n"\n"Taste: The palate is perfectly balanced and fresh with an extremely long finish."\n"\n"Serve: Excellent on its own as an aperitif or ideal for an all-champagne meal. Also perfect with delicate dishes such as pan-fried scallops or sole meuniere."\n"\n"ABV: 12.5%


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/12/2011

Ein fruchtiger, goldener Champagner, der nur so vor Lebenslust sprüht. Im Glas braust der Ruinart Champagner 'R' tüchtig auf und der Schaum wird durch feine Perlen lebendig gehalten. Es ist ein wunderschönes Gelb - goldene Reflexe geben der Farbe Brillanz. Frisch und fruchtig ist das Bukett mit Noten von Früchten weißen Fruchtfleisches. Im Vordergrund erkennen wir deutlich einige Birnen, dahinter Spuren von Trockenfrüchten, besonders Haselnüsse und Mandeln. Es folgen Aromen weißer Blüten wie Akazie, Weißdorn, Buschrose. Zu dem verlockend intensiven Geruch gesellen sich laktisch-nussige Nuancen, ein Hauch Bioches und etwas leichthin Butteriges. Am Gaumen wiederholt sich die Lebendigkeit. Insgesamt ist der 'R' ein ausgeglichener, runder und körperreicher Markenchampagner mit dominanten Aromen von Renekloden (grüne Pfläumchen) und weißem Pfirsich.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
Vintage: 1998 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: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 1998 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
Vintage: 1998 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
Vintage: 1998 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
Vintage: 1998 05/11/2011

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


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Winemaker's Notes:

Ein fruchtiger, goldener Champagner, der nur so vor Lebenslust sprüht. Im Glas braust der Ruinart Champagner 'R' tüchtig auf und der Schaum wird durch feine Perlen lebendig gehalten. Es ist ein wunderschönes Gelb - goldene Reflexe geben der Farbe Brillanz. Frisch und fruchtig ist das Bukett mit Noten von Früchten weißen Fruchtfleisches. Im Vordergrund erkennen wir deutlich einige Birnen, dahinter Spuren von Trockenfrüchten, besonders Haselnüsse und Mandeln. Es folgen Aromen weißer Blüten wie Akazie, Weißdorn, Buschrose. Zu dem verlockend intensiven Geruch gesellen sich laktisch-nussige Nuancen, ein Hauch Bioches und etwas leichthin Butteriges. Am Gaumen wiederholt sich die Lebendigkeit. Insgesamt ist der 'R' ein ausgeglichener, runder und körperreicher Markenchampagner mit dominanten Aromen von Renekloden (grüne Pfläumchen) und weißem Pfirsich.

Ein fruchtiger, goldener Champagner, der nur so vor Lebenslust sprüht. Im Glas braust der Ruinart Champagner 'R' tüchtig auf und der Schaum wird durch feine Perlen lebendig gehalten. Es ist ein wunderschönes Gelb - goldene Reflexe geben der Farbe Brillanz. Frisch und fruchtig ist das Bukett mit Noten von Früchten weißen Fruchtfleisches. Im Vordergrund erkennen wir deutlich einige Birnen, dahinter Spuren von Trockenfrüchten, besonders Haselnüsse und Mandeln. Es folgen Aromen weißer Blüten wie Akazie, Weißdorn, Buschrose. Zu dem verlockend intensiven Geruch gesellen sich laktisch-nussige Nuancen, ein Hauch Bioches und etwas leichthin Butteriges. Am Gaumen wiederholt sich die Lebendigkeit. Insgesamt ist der 'R' ein ausgeglichener, runder und körperreicher Markenchampagner mit dominanten Aromen von Renekloden (grüne Pfläumchen) und weißem Pfirsich.

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