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Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2009

Mix 12
£232.00
Mix 6
£234.00
Per Bottle
£238.00
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Description & Technical Information
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The prestige cuvée of Champagne Ruinart, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a Grand Cru only, pure-Chardonnay blend. With grapes sourced predominantly from the Côte des Blancs, this cuvée is a firm and muscular champagne with a reductive style that rewards patience if left in the cellar.

Weather: The 2009 vintage was a difficult year at first with a mild and rainy spring. The threat of mildew was high and storms in July further raised fears for the health of the grapes. However, a warm August of uninterrupted hot and dry weather was the catalyst for an idyllic harvest. Picking began on the 12th September in perfect conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | 82% Côte des Blancs: Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger | 18% Montagne de Reims: Puisieulx & Sillery
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Lees Ageing: 8 years
Disgorged: March 2018
Dosage: 4 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2030+

Tasting Note: Dom Ruinart 2009 has a luminous and intense golden colour which contains iridescent green glints. On the nose, sun-kissed aromas of both fleshy and crisp fruit, lemon, apricot and nectarine. Notes of white flowers, fresh almond paste and orange blossom, combined with a fresh, chalky character. On the palate, rich and elegant, beautifully balanced. A flavorful and vivacious wine with a long and subtle finish.
Champagne Ruinart Overview
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Expert Reviews
95/100
William Kelley
“Disgorged in April 2019, the 2009 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs continues to drink very well, bursting with aromas of crisp stone fruit, confit citrus, wheat toast, bee pollen and smoky reduction. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and charming, it's a pillowy, giving Champagne with excellent depth at the core, tangy structuring acids and a saline finish. Admirers of the Ruinart style will love it.”
97/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 2009 Dom Ruinart has been absolutely fabulous on two separate occasions. Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis turned out a brilliant edition of this tête de cuvée that offers a compelling balance of richness and vibrancy. Citrus, mineral, spice and dried flowers are all beautifully delineated throughout. In 2009 Dom Ruinart has a bit less fruit from the Montagne de Reims and more from the Côte des Blancs (specifically Cramant, Avize, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger) than has often been the case. This approach gives the wine more tension and steeliness than readers might expect in a vintage known for generally forthcoming Champagnes. I would not be in any rush to open the 2009, as it very clearly needs time. The only question is how much. Superb.”
94 → 96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Despite having three years post-disgorgement ageing (disgorged 3/2018), upon release it is still elegantly reserved and smoky-mineral in aromatics. The year was dry and sunny but the wine had managed to keep its crunchy fruit profile with lemon, yellow apple and ripe apricots. Takes some time to open in the glass and a large-bowled burgundy shape works particularly well at its youth. On the palate it comes with ample, attractive fruitiness and fleshy mouth-feel, less on the oily side. But by no means is it soft in the way many wines of the vintage are, instead it is surprisingly crisp and invigoratingly feisty. The slow aging curve it seems to be on promises great longevity.”
95/100
William Kelley
“The 2009 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is showing very well out of the gates, wafting from the glass with aromas of stone fruits, wheat toast, blanched almonds and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and incisive, with an ample core of fruit, bright acids and chalky grip, it's complemented by a pretty pinpoint mousse. This is a charming, generous Dom Ruinart, yet it's also quite structured for the vintage and should enjoy a long life.”
96/100
Anne Krebiehl MW
“The first whiff is softly floral, think narcissus, and entirely creamy – very perfumed and intense. This is followed by insistent notes of wet chalk and pure lemon freshness along with a kind of savouriness, reminiscent of almond paste. With air, it becomes more and more pronounced. The palate has something joyful and generous, luminous and fresh, sinuous and poised. The intense concentration reveals profound flavour, a savoury saltiness that refers back to the almond paste, to cool, chalky, lemony depth. The length is astonishing and while delicious now, this will evolve beautifully. ”
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Awards
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CSWWC 2021 Best In Class
CSWWC 2021 Gold
News Articles
  1. New Release: Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2009

    New Release: Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2009

    April 16, 2021

    A tribute to Dom Thierry Ruinart, the visionary figure on the initiative of Ruinart's foundation, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a creation inspired by the exceptional vintages of Chardonnay.
  2. Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Ruinart: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    March 26, 2019

    As a winemaker, Ruinart Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis is excited by vintage 2018, "a year of extremes." However, as a human, he's worried about what it signifies for our changing climate. We tasted the vins clairs from this exceptional year at the house in Reims.
  3. Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    Ruinart: 2017 Vins Clairs and Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007

    April 19, 2018

    Chef de Cave Frédéric Panaïotis talked us through the 2017 vintage for Champagne Ruinart. Although a difficult year for Pinots, we tasted some stunning Chardonnay vins clairs and sampled the upcoming Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007.
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