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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 Champagne

More vintages: 1998, 2002The 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. Compared to the 2002 which is very full and rich, the 2004 vintage may well have better longevity as it is more restrained and with good balancing acidity. The champagne has the lowest dosage of its predecessors; 5.5g/l. This lower dosage is all part of protecting its delicacy, lower dosages are well regarded as helping to inhibit oxidation.

A luminous yellow with pale green reflections; the nose reveals gentle notes of chestnut, coconut and fresh bread. In the mouth, there is a citrus fruit freshness and a delicate mousse with real, long lingering flavours that you'd expect in such a great champagne. Very accessible now in its youth, it will be great to see this one evolve.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 5.5 g/L

Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs,
Mar 2015
“Very pale indeed. Light, delicate and flirtatious but with considerable evolution on the nose. Feather-light and a little suggestion of dosage. A little chewy on the end.”
Wine Spectator,
Dec 2014
“Showing an impressive backbone of acidity, this is dense and powerful, yet harmonious overall. The fine, creamy mousse swathesthe statuesque frame in a silky texture, with honeysuckle, graphite and hazelnut notes lending fragrant accents to the rich palate of baked white peach, toasted brioche, lemon confit and smoke. Drink now through 2030”,
Nov 2014
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“The 2004 Dom Ruinart is just as brilliant and viscerally thrilling as it has always been. If anything, the 2004 has shut down considerably over the last six months. Tightly coiled and exceptionally beautiful, the 2004 boasts fabulous intensity, class and pedigree. The flavors are vibrant, chiseled and crystalline in their precision. Time in bottle is doing wonders for the 2004. This is a tremendous showing. Disgorged June 2013.”,
Nov 2014
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“Disgorged June/July 2013. Tiny bubbles, not much aroma, just a hint of citrus. Light and delicate and with immense tension at the core, the freshness verging on sour apple and a slightly woody note but with those fine fine bubbles.”,
May 2014
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“The 2004 Dom Ruinart is seriously beautiful. A vivid, captivating Champagne, the 2004 flows across the palate with gorgeous, crystalline fruit and superb balance. Lemon, pastry, apple and white flowers are all layered into the finish. A model of total elegance, the 2004 is a wine for the patient. It won't be ready to deliver maximum pleasure for a number of years, even though it is absolutely dazzling today. The 2004 is 69% Chardonnay from the Côtes des Blancs and 31% Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims.”
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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