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Community Tasting Notes (290) Avg Score: 89.9 points

  • As before; high quality sparkler. Clean, fresh, good effervescence with hints of light citrus and a mineral finish. Excellent 1/2 bottle.

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  • Numanthia Tasting w/ winemaker, Manuel Louzada (Bin 75): From magnum; light greenish yellow, tiny bubbles; very aromatic, flinty, yeast, green apple, toast, grain, whole wheat toast, tart green fruit; palate is less persistent and seemingly flatter, graphite, lighter body, elegant; lacks a little punch for me.

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  • RUINART (@ Rotterdam, Netherlands): More powerful nose of fresh fruit. On the palate citrus and white peaches, precise and clean with nice freshness.

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  • Another proof of why one should age wine.
    kept this bottle in the cellar about 5 – 6 years, and this has really turned in to something else.
    A rather “simple and straight” NV Champagne can really be fabulous and ooh so complex with ageing.
    Such was the case with this bottle.
    Deep yellow color, clear signs of age.
    Tiny bubbles, nose with pears and minerals, developed complexity and signs of age showing, with winter apples and nuts along with hints of coffee and fudge.
    Palate is buttery and creamy, sweet, yet balanced, long and fine, with yellow fruit, sweet apples, pears and tutti frutti.
    Some wet & warm stones showing.
    Low acidity, mature, with soft creamy buttery very good Chardonnay fruit.
    A very fine Champagne, and age has really lifted this to another level.
    Will keep cellaring good NV Champagnes from good producers, as I am always very satisfied with the result in the end.

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  • From both normal bottle and Magnum (Chef de Caves Panaiotis advised magnum are typically aged a year longer than 750ml and the night’s bottles were from the 2010 base). Blanc de blancs being the bread and butter of the house. A very clean and focussed nose, mineral and apples. Wonderfully dry, well balanced acidity and creaminess. Served with three different dishes. Perfect with Spanner crab, almond Gazpacho and sauce Jacqueline, also with a pre-dessert of Brie de Meaux mousse, poached yellow peach and crisp tuille. However unfortunately the contrast of a roast fig, Joselito Jamon and 62 degree egg did not work

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/29/2014, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; almond, tart pear nose; almond, tart pear, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/30/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 88 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color with abundant, tiny, speedy bubbles; appealing, almond, green apple nose; creamy textured, almond, nutshell, green apple palate; medium-plus finish 88+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/5/2013, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) From magnum - light lemon yellow color with abundant, speedy, tiny bubbles; savory, chalk, yeasty nose; tasty, yeasty, light footed, chalk, tart yellow apple, mineral palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    4/9/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Yeasty, tart pear, tart apple nose; tasty, yeasty, tart pear, tart apple, mineral palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/23/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 90 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color; tart apricot, lemon nose; tart citrus, tart apple palate; medium finish 90+ pts.
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color; tart apricot, lemon nose; zingy, tart apple palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 89 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Pale yellow color with a green tinge; citrus, lemon nose; tangy, tart apple, lime palate; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2009, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color; light lemon nose; lemon, cream palate with good acidity; medium finish
  • By Richard Jennings
    10/18/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 83 points

    (NV Ruinart Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut) Light yellow color; apple and mineral nose; apple, processed, sweet peach palate; short-medium finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17 points

    (NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs) I think there has been a little bottle-ageing here. An attractive aperitif served by the staff of Home House whilst the other wines were decanted. Not a detailed note, but a seam of beautifully fresh white fruits on the nose, and this follows through onto the palate, although what is most impressive here is the gentle, mouthfilling creaminess of it, carried along by gently balanced acidity, and matched by a fine, prickling mousse. The complete package is exceedingly attractive and I couldn't resist going back for one or two glasses more - perhaps the mark of any good wine.
  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16-15.5+ points

    (NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs) Current release. Aromas of dried white fruits here. This has a very firm structure on the palate though, slightly creamy, gentle blanc de blancs style but there is lots of substance underneath. Warm and rounded on the finish. Appealing. Good potential.
  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16+ points

    (NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs) Current release. An open, expressive nose full of honeyed wood and burnt cinder toffee, which I find all very appealing. A little residual sulphur still at present. An appealing fresh style on the palate, also bedevilled by sulphur, but clearly there is a fine structure underneath it all, and a precise composition. Firm acidic backbone. A great presence and it certainly bodes well for the future.
  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2004, (See more on Winedoctor...) 15.5+ points

    (NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs) Current release. Unusually, packaged in a clear bottle made using UV-resistant glass. A lovely, bright, fresh, white flower nose, but with honey and nutty complexity suggesting a little bottle age here. Clean, leafy palate. Lithe and elegant, with a creamy, foamy mousse and a sharp finish. Good.

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