Ruinart Blanc de Blancs

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs


Zoom Mouse over image to zoom
Blanc de Blancs
  • Vintage : 0
  • Country : France
  • Region : Champagne
  • Subregion
  • Type : Champagne
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 12,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Chardonnay

Experts Score Vintage
ST Stephen Tanzer 92 NV
WE Wine Enthusiast 92 NV
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 NV
JS James Suckling 92 NV
WS Wine Spectator 91 NV
RP Robert Parker 90 NV
JR Jancis Robinson 17.5 NV
More information on wine critics and ratings

Stephen Tanzer (ST) : 92 Points (NV)
Pale yellow. Flamboyantly aromatic bouquet displays kiwi, passion fruit, poached pear and smoked meat, with bright baking spices adding vibrancy. Impressively lively and precise on the palate, where the repeating pear and smoky meat qualities are joined by a refreshingly bitter lemon pith flavor on the finish. I love this smoky, dry style.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 92 Points (NV)
Ruinart is a Chardonnay house, so this wine can be considered one of its signature cuvées. With some bottle age, it is crisp while also toasty with secondary flavors that are balancing the apple and citrus fruits. The wine is well balanced, the soft aftertaste still in keeping with its crisper, textured flavors.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (NV)
Jan 2015 - Light yellow-gold. Smoky citrus and orchard fruits on the deeply perfumed, mineral-tinged nose. Offers broad, toasty orange and pear skin flavors with an undercurrent of dusty minerals. Picks up floral and ginger nuances with air, along with hints of iodine and tarragon. Rich yet lively blanc de blancs with powerful back-end lift and finishing grip.

James Suckling (JS) : 92 Points (NV)
July 15 - A very appealing style that captures the elegance of chardonnay in a way that is still immensely satisfying. The aromas are all based around lemon, grapefruit, fresh floral notes and stone fruits. The palate delivers a ripe impression, flavorsome and full, with peach custard and lemon brulée. Acidity is nicely placed below. Drink now.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 91 Points (NV)
There's a pleasing savory quality here, as hints of dried herb and spice mix with peach, cream, kumquat and pastry flavors. Lively acidity enlivens the wine, leading to a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2016.

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (NV)
Nov 2011 - This is a fabulous version of Ruinart’s NV Brut Blanc de Blancs. The wine seems fresher, more vibrant and less obviously sweet than in the past, all of which makes this a far more interesting wine. The trademark profile of lemon, jasmine and green apples is very much in the forefront while the wine’s textural finesse and length are both first-class. This release of the NV Brut makes a great introduction to the wines of Ruinart, Champagne’s oldest house.

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17.5 Points (NV)
Tasted Aug 2014 - Good toasty autolysis-induced nose. Extremely brisk and appetising - seems much drier to me than the launch offering in this new, clear flask bottle. Very clean and fresh.

Ruinart Brut Rosé 0
Ruinart Brut Rosé 0
Brut Rosé
80,90 €
Quantity : moins plus
Wine regions guide
89,90 €
Quantity : Moins     Plus
We also suggest...
93 James Suckling
Ruinart Brut Rosé
Ruinart Brut Rosé
Brut Rosé
80,90 €
95 James Suckling
Krug Vintage 2006
Krug Vintage 2006
Unique to the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, to reveal the expression of a particular year. A year with character, a year with a special story to…
Vintage 2006
310,00 €
93 Jeb Dunnuck
Ramey Chardonnay Russian River 2017
Ramey Chardonnay Russian River 2017
"Our appellation Chardonnays are given less new oak—twenty to twenty-five percent—and spend less time in barrel—twelve months--than the single-vineyard wines,…
Chardonnay Russian River 2017
55,00 €
96 Robert Parker
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2017
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2017
The word "Giusto" refers to the name of the Patron Saint of Suvereto (the hilltop Tuscan town where Tua Rita is located) and "Notri" is the name of the winery's exact location.
Giusto di Notri 2017
79,90 €
94 James Suckling
Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2019
Dr Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2019
A supremely elegant and delicate Riesling from the rocky, blue slate soil of the legendary “sundial” vineyard.
Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese 2019
30,00 €
94 Robert Parker
Sigalas Kavalieros White 2014
Sigalas Kavalieros White 2014
Kavalieros White 2014
43,90 €
Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 0 Reviewed by Stephen Tanzer 17-03-2013 . Score: 4.5