Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France NV
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2030
Big step up in magnum from 750ml. An exceptional 2012 base, plus 2009 reserve wines. Has penetration and weight but very fresh.
(at The Champagne Show tasting, London, 01 Nov 2019)
This blanc de blancs (100% Chardonnay) is sourced mostly from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims, including a portion of premier cru vineyards. It has a lean, lemon and apple bite backed up by some smooth creaminess. It's fuller in body than stablemate Veuve Clicquot, displaying good acidity and power. Dosage 9g/l.
Blanc de Blancs