This appears to be made in the new international style. Not a lot of complexity but good nonetheless. High toned, tangy citrus and not much else. I'll give it a couple pluses for being even tempered and not confrontational. For such a hot day, this was definitely a good choice though. 85-87
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(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
(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
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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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