Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is smooth and rounded on the palate. A balanced wine with a beautiful luminous pale gold colour, enhanced by the elegance of the clear bottle. A perfect summer aperitif champagne, delectable sipped by the pool or on a sunny terrace. At table, a light, delicate dish such as grilled sole would be the perfect partner.
The vibrant yellow green colour is on full display in the clear glass bottle, but it needs to be protected from light. Perhaps complaining at this price is churlish, for the wine rides on the wings of flowery, lemon blossom aromas and an almost razor-sharp linearity to the wonderfully long palate leaving the mouth fresh, thirsting for more. RRP $125; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
The definitive cuvee of chardonnay specialist Ruinart, a wonderfully fresh and vibrant citrus fruits style of stunning persistence, linearity and gentle mineral texture. Rating: 95 Points; Tyson Stelzer; Wine 100, October Issue
This wine is from all premier cru chardonnay vineyards and, with its distinctive clear bottle, has become the most successful in the range. The nose is a striking mix of lemon and lime with some understated floral notes. The palate delivers with rich stone fruit characters balanced by the crispness of the citrus and fine acid zing. A gorgeous wine. Price: $120; Rating: 95 Points; The Weekend West
Panaïotis’ aim in this young blend is “to capture the light of Champagne,” the elegance and freshness of chardonnay. The wine articulates its philosophy vividly, driven by pure lemon fruit and delicate citrus blossoms. In younger disgorgements, there’s a wonderful hint of struck flint, harking to the reductive nature of the house. A beautifully fresh and electric style of stunning persistence and linearity, giving voice to the full and gentle minerality of the premier crus of the Côte des Blancs. Rating 95 Points; Tyson Stelzer, The Champagne Guide 2012 - 2013
The Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a very composed and satisfying Champagne that delivers elegance, power and complexity in a polished style. The nose has brioche, honey, gently toasted bready notes and yellow fruit aromas. On the palate it's a creamy and supple style, with fine, supple texture and a wealth of ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours. Nick Stock; Good Wine Guide
The Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson has referred to Ruinart as “the best Champagne you don’t know about.” (Bruce Sanderson, Ralaunching Ruinart, 10 April 2007). Only in recent years has the distribution of these elegant chardonnay-based Champagnes stepped up in Australia and the US...A strong whiff of graphite turns quickly to vanilla and coffee flavors on the palate, with a candied citrus accent. Delicate and detailed, with a firmness on the lingering aftertaste of vanilla and lemon. Score: 92 Points; Wine Spectator’s Bruce Sanderson
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