Vintage Champagne 1992 & 1993: Panel tasting results
Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs 1993 (magnum, disgorged April 2004)
One of Champagne’s most iconic blanc de blancs, this vintage was made by Jean-François Barot, who was the cellarmaster at Ruinart from 1985 to 2003. Barot wanted to be a fighter pilot, but failed the eyesight test. A career as winemaker might seem an odd second choice, but his father Jacques Barot was Mumm’s greatest-ever chef de caves, so he had an excellent pedigree. This 1993 in magnum has always shown well, outclassing the 1996, and was the only Champagne in this tasting to receive 19 points or higher from all three tasters. It is 100% Chardonnay and has a dosage of 8.5g/l.
Decanter average score 19.25pts/20 (97/100pts)
Price £250 Fortnum & Mason