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    Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine - Champagne, France

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    • WE92
    • WS92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Champagne, France

    Varietal: Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 6128

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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. Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is produced from a blend of 100% premiers crus Chardonnay grapes from the best of recent vintages. Grapes from the estate vineyards in Sillery and Brimont (ancestral home of the Ruinart family) are joined by carefully selected grapes from other premiers crus vineyards in the Côte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Smoky and focused, with an intensity to the racy acidity and tightly knit flavors of white peach, chamomile, crystallized honey, pickled ginger and pink peppercorn. Exhibits lovely texture and offers a long, mineral-tinged finish.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    White flower and pear aromas offer a wine that is mineral, nervy, vibrating with the freshest white fruits and lemon juice. It is concentrated, showing strong signs of toast, mature flavors, while keeping great richness.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    This is a fabulous version of Ruinart's NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past, all of which makes this a far more interesting wine. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine's textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne's oldest house.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Light, bright yellow. Aromas and flavors of lemon curd, yellow apple and honey, with a floral topnote. Plump and expansive, with a powerful finish marked by smoky mineral and brioche notes. This bottling seems to have become richer in recent years but it still shows the energy that I associate with Ruinart.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Floral in its sweet scents of bee pollen, apple blossoms, honey and vanilla, this is pale and saturated with flavor, rather than a terrior driven blanc de blancs, this is presented in a yeasty style, and its pretty delicious. Pour it with something as substainial as braised pork shoulder.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    gwendolyn (9/11/2014)
    Though I typically love FULL bodied Champagne, this blanc de blancs was amazing. It's crisp, it's lively - it offered complexity, but with an uplifting character to it... made me want to stand up and do a pirouette! So, it's lighter in body, but no less light in its delicious-ness!
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    Brittany Dust (10/1/2014)
    For those seeking a light and fun Champagne, look no further than this Blanc de Blanc from Ruinart. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a wedding wine or gift for those who are looking to avoid traditional vintage Champagne.
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    Cigarman45 (1/25/2014)
    Sorry to say, did not like this wine. Disappointing flavor profile. Guests we shared with felt the same. Only word to describe it....disappointing.

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