ready-keep2009 Champagne Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Brut

Product: 2009-0750-01-8040806
  • Antonio Galloni
  • William Kelley
  • Ready, but will keep


The 2009 Dom Ruinart has been absolutely fabulous on two separate occasions. Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis turned out a brilliant edition of this tête de cuvée that offers a compelling balance of richness and vibrancy. Citrus, mineral, spice and dried flowers are all beautifully delineated throughout. In 2009 Dom Ruinart has a bit less fruit from the Montagne de Reims and more from the Côte des Blancs (specifically Cramant, Avize, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) than has often been the case. This approach gives the wine more tension and steeliness than readers might expect in a vintage known for generally forthcoming Champagnes. I would not be in any rush to open the 2009, as it very clearly needs time. The only question is how much. Superb.

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[]Antonio Galloni:: 97/100
[]William Kelley:: 95/100
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Bottle Price 75cl $1,385