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[Buy 3 Get 1 @ 50% off] Ruinart Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart 2006 [With Gift Box] (Champagne, France) - [WS 97] [AG 96+] [JS 95]
Ruinart Brut Champagne Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart 2006 [With Gift Box] (Champagne, France) - [WS 97] [AG 96+] [JS 95]

Retail Price: $800.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $629.97
You save $170.03!
Winery: Ruinart
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Champagne, France
Vintage: 2006
Bottle Size: 4 x 750 ml


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Within its taut, rounded edges, rests a hint of mousse that exudes a rich freshness.Delicate aromas of fresh flowers give the wine a subtlety that might otherwise be unexpected - not a fault, but a statement. A parfumier would be reminded of the scent of mignonette, beloved to their craft.

The rather subtle, elegant nose presents a very fresh fruity palate, mixed with floral notes: citron (a very sweet citrus fruit), stone fruit(nectarine and yellow plums), and just ripe white fruit with linden and lily-of-the-valley providing floral notes. The nose continues to develop into a fresh floral register, peppered with several "green" spicy notes.
On the palate these very fresh, delicate notes are found, completed by lightly toasted, brioche aromas, so very typical of the Dom Ruinart style. The 2006 vintage expresses itself in a very gentle, elegant, airy equilibrium, giving a natural sweetness highlighted by a particularly low dosage. The finale offers delightful citrus fruit notes giving a silky, refreshing acidity.

Ratings & Reviews
97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A statuesque Champagne, firm and finely knit, with a beautiful array of baked white peach, almond biscotti, pastry cream and crystallized honey flavors riding the silky mousse. A rich and smoky note of toasted brioche echoes on the chiseled finish. Drink now through 2031." — A.N. (Nov 2017)

96+ Points - Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media:
"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. " - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Exquisite, precise and powerful, with plenty of upfront appeal. This has a toasty edge to the nose with brioche and lemon citrus. The palate delivers a smoothly finished texture and sizzling acid finish. A bright, driving 2006. Drink now." (Oct 2017)

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