Vinous 91 points - The 1988 Dom Ruinart Rose is totally surprising,. Sweet tobacco, worn-in leather, earthiness, bramble and dried cherries meld together in the glass. The aromas and flavors are fully developed, yet the wine retains incredible density and pure power. Readers who enjoy fully mature Champagnes will adore the 1988 Dom Ruinart Rose. The 1988 needs to be drunk sooner rather than later, as there is no upside from keeping bottles further. This is a rare vintage in which acidity was higher than alcohol!
Dom Ruinart Vintage Rose is a rare expression from the most noble of Chardonnay, a magical experience, a genuine feast for the senses. Dom Ruinart Rose 1996 is a unique type of blend for a Rose champagne, based mainly on Chardonnay grapes: a blend of 84% Grands Grus Chardonnay (55% from the Cote des Blancs and 45% from the Montagne de Reim) and 16% Pinot Noir Grands Crus fully vinified in red from VERZENAY and VERZY.
|Ruinart is the oldest producer of champagne, officially founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart, who was the nephew of the monk Dom Thierry Ruinart.