Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 Champagne

More vintages: 2002, 2004The longest-established Champagne house of all, Ruinart has an affinity with chardonnay's freshness, finesse and elegance and all of its finest cuvées lead with this variety, even its prestige rosé. "We hate oxygen!" declares Frederic Panaïotis, Chef de Cave; Ruinart use a pneumatic press to guard the juice against oxidation and nitrogen gas to protect the wine at every production stage. They are also adverse to oak; vinification only takes place in stainless steel. This meticulous attention to detail along with the distinctive rounded bottles, give Ruinart its well deserved reputation.

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a Grand Cru Chardonnay, predominantly from the Côte des Blancs and the rest from the Montagne de Reims. Champagne from 1998, originally considered a good vintage, has continuously been reappraised over the last couple of years in a positive light, and as a consequence, 1998 is now considered an excellent vintage.

Fine bubble and hints of citrus fruit on the nose. On the palate, this Champagne is quite rich; a very expressive and complex wine. Intense on the mid palate and with very good length, this is still very youthful, particularly from magnum.

At our Launch Event in November 2014 Richard Bampfield, MW took us through a horizontal tasting of 1998's prestige cuvées. Watch his 6 minute video about Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 here.

We acquired these magnums directly from Moet Hennessey, the Champagne house owner, in April 2015, when they made this second release of magnums. The magnums are stunning; something happens with champagne aged in magnum; their evolution slows and it's like a little magic is sprinkled; factors come into play we can't always explain and what was a superbly rich champagne seems even more rich and complex. If you enjoy Dom Ruinart, you have to experience the same Champagne in magnum. It's differently amazing.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 6.5 g/L
Disgorged (bottle): 2010
Disgorged (magnum): 2010

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 75cl bottle does not come in a gift box and will be delivered in a gift bag.
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 1.5L magnum comes in a high quality branded gift box as shown in the photograph.

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 1998 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs,
Oct 2015
“Tasted blind. Disgorged March 2011.
Mellow, sweeter, rounder than the other sample, from a bottle, though it should have been tighter because this magnum was disgorged a year later. ”,
Nov 2014
“Disgorged 2008. From magnum. Pale gold. Lightly toasty but with a green hint of herbs and a woody quality, a touch of spice. Not as much development as I would have expected. Both herbal and toasty on the palate too. Precise. Quite rich on the palate, the bubbles still fine and very good length. Good intensity on the mid palate.”,
Oct 2014
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“From magnum. Dosage 7.5 g/l. Lovely smoky bacon character. Sweet coffee, lots of crab apple character. Quite gamey, almost – mushroom and umami. Still very youthful and tight. Very creamy texture.”,
Apr 2012
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“Very pleasant, but too young at present. The beautiful, subtle spectrum that blossoms out when the wine is mature is also there now however. So stick it out and let the faint floral tones be transformed into tones that arouse more interest, and wait for increased concentration and intensity. The toasty notes came February 2009.”,
Dec 2010
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“The 1998 Brut Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart, on the other hand, is breathtaking. This beautiful, precise wine flows with an array of smoke, toastiness, ripe Chardonnay fruit and minerals. The 1998 is a wonderfully open, at times highly expressive Dom Ruinart that nevertheless appears to have the freshness and vibrancy to age well for a number of years. The pointed, refined finish leaves a lasting impression. Today the 1998 remains painfully young and austere, especially after it sits in the glass a while. This is a terrific effort from Ruinart and Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis. This is Lot LAFSIBB.”
Wine Enthusiast,
Dec 2008
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“Rich, toasty, mature, this important Champagne is all those things. It’s certainly mature for a 1998 vintage, which means it would be delicious to drink now. But the ripeness, allied to the serious acidity and wood structure, do suggest that it’s likely to age more.”
Q&A: Champagne Ruinart's Master Blender, 28th April 2015

10 Things Every Wine Lover Should Know About Ruinart, 13th November 2013
Bought directly from Moët Hennessy, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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