Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2004

$149

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... There is plenty of citrus and floral driven intensity... It will be a fine investment for those looking for a wine to cellar to commemorate special occasions. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

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Ratings on Delectable

Steven Gullo Delectable Pro

Toasty bread qualifies balanced by bright lemon zest and green apple. Lively and still quite youthful.

Toasty bread qualifies balanced by bright lemon zest and green apple. Lively and still quite youthful.

9.3

Charles Gibbs Delectable Pro

Magnum

Magnum

9.3

Lauren Domenech Delectable Pro

My life is now complete. (Until next time) ;-P scents of brioche mixes with the sea breeze pushing the flowers of the lime tree through the window. A note of flintyness followed by hazelnut. Pure Chardonnay fruit with a richness that will live forever.

My life is now complete. (Until next time) ;-P scents of brioche mixes with the sea breeze pushing the flowers of the lime tree through the window. A note of flintyness followed by hazelnut. Pure Chardonnay fruit with a richness that will live forever.

10

Juan Valencia Delectable Pro

Still my favorite house!

Still my favorite house!

9.5

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Like a liquid Montrachet, this fuses power, depth, length and terroir. It is not even close to its apex, however plenty enjoyable now. The only issue is to me it needs to round out a little more and integrate a little more. Decant if you open now, the dimension on this is extraordinary. If you wait 4-5 years it will be multiples better. #domruinart #blancdeblancs

Like a liquid Montrachet, this fuses power, depth, length and terroir. It is not even close to its apex, however plenty enjoyable now. The only issue is to me it needs to round out a little more and integrate a little more. Decant if you open now, the dimension on this is extraordinary. If you wait 4-5 years it will be multiples better. #domruinart #blancdeblancs

9.6

Rebecca Hopkins Delectable Pro

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

Still tight & wound up on fruit profile with so much potential. Black mould, linear in ripe apples, chalky, searing acidity. Not showing a ton of fruit & needs at last 5 years to open up. Not sure I could wait that long.

Still tight & wound up on fruit profile with so much potential. Black mould, linear in ripe apples, chalky, searing acidity. Not showing a ton of fruit & needs at last 5 years to open up. Not sure I could wait that long.

9.3

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

9 years on lees. Complex, yeasty nose with subdued apple and citrus aromatics. Rich and robust palate. 45 second, mouthwatering finish. One of the world's best. 100% Grand Cru fruit.

9 years on lees. Complex, yeasty nose with subdued apple and citrus aromatics. Rich and robust palate. 45 second, mouthwatering finish. One of the world's best. 100% Grand Cru fruit.

9.7

Matt Ryan Delectable Pro

Brioche, lemons, lily, pear...this one is delicious! Patriots stay undefeated!

Brioche, lemons, lily, pear...this one is delicious! Patriots stay undefeated!

9.5

Juan Valencia Delectable Pro

Favorite fizz

Favorite fizz

9.8

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Brioche, crushed rocks, candied lime, quince, and a slight honey note. This guy just didn't show up to play today. Seemed closed and hollow (power of suggestion?). 10 years on lees 9 months on cork.

Brioche, crushed rocks, candied lime, quince, and a slight honey note. This guy just didn't show up to play today. Seemed closed and hollow (power of suggestion?). 10 years on lees 9 months on cork.

9.0

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