Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006 Champagne

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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006 - 75cl Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2006 - 75cl   £119.95 £122.95 £124.95
Champagne Ruinart Overview
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a Grand Cru Chardonnay, predominantly from the Côte des Blancs and the rest from the Montagne de Reims. 2006 could be summed up as a very cold winter and a very hot simmer. However, behind these seasons lies a wine-growing year that is a little more complicated. Several spring frosts only caused little damage and the contracts of the year were notably revealed with the summer. The was a heatwave in July, followed by a cold, wet August allowing the water in the soil to be replenished. The summer months of August and early September just prior to harvest were very hot and this accelerated the ripening of the harvest. Due to the ripeness of the grapes this vintage has the lowest dosage of its predecessors at 4.5g/L. The blend is 100% Chardonnay, only from Grand Crus; 63% from Cote des Blancs (predominantly Chouilly, Le Mesnil and Avize) and 37% from the northern slope of Montagne de Reims (predominantly Sillery and Puisieulx)

This champagne is pale yellow with green reflections, that on the nose presents a very fresh and fruity note, abundance of lemon, nectarines and other white fleshy fruits with a more floral ending. On the palate a slightly toasted brioche note gives way to an elegance of citrus and natural sweetness with plenty of refreshing acidity.

Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Dosage: 4.5 g/L

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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
Michael Edwards,,
Mar 2017
“The Blanc de Blancs from the warm 2006 vintage, a year patronisingly rated by some as a ripe pleasure-giver, has a surprise in store. It has grip and backbone for a longer life than anyone thought it would.

2006 displayed extremes of a continental growing season: a very cold winter followed by a hot summer, complicated by a cool August and sunny September, then rain calling for fast picking. No surprise then that the hardier Chardonnay was the unsung saviour for non-oxidative winemaking.

From 100% grand cru Chardonnay. Flowing bubbles and gorgeous aromas, inherently rich but with aristocratic poise akin to a fine Puligny Montrachet. Magically opulent yet with a firm grip and core, a vegetative structure in the best sense. Long, youthful finale. Disgorged January 2016.”
Jancis Robinson MW,,
Apr 2017
“Light and creamy-textured. Rather flattering even if slightly soft. Definitely not rapier-like - more like a kiss on the cheek.”
Antonio Galloni MW,,
Aug 2016
“One of the highlights among this year's new tête de cuvée releases, 2006 the Brut Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart is a powerful, almost tannic Champagne built on structure and intensity. Then again, much of the Chardonnay here comes from the Montagne de Reims, where wines tend to naturally be quite broad. Even though it's now ten years old, the 2006 is much less expressive than either the 2002 or 2004 at a similar stage. I expect it will be quite a few years before the 2006 is truly ready to drink. Over the years I have been fortunate to taste Dom Ruinart back to the 1970s, and while I don't think the 2006 will need decades to be at its best, it certainly does look like a long distance runner. There is plenty of citrus and floral driven intensity, although the bouquet is less toasty and open than it often is. In short, the 2006 Dom Ruinart is a wine for those who can be patient. It will be a fine investment for those looking for a wine to cellar to commemorate special occasions. Lot L AJSXAC.”
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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