Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I had very high expectations for the 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart and was not disappointed. Actually, that is an understatement. The 2002 is a flat-out great Dom Ruinart. It is as compelling as any Champagne I have ever tasted from the estate. The 2002 convinces for its superb overall balance and sheer personality. It possesses striking depth and an endless, eternal finish. I imagine the 2002 will enjoy a wide drinking window that will stretch out several decades; Anticipated maturity: 2012-2032." 96 points£21.33 per 100.00ml
Ruinart is the oldest established Champagne house, exclusively producing Champagne since 1729. Although not as high profile as other Champagne houses, since the 1940's Ruinart has become synonymous with excellence and a favourite with many Champagne aficionados and world class sommeliers. Dom Ruinart is the Champagne house's top release and is a Blanc de Blancs expression produced solely from the Chardonnay grape. The current release of this wine is from the highly acclaimed 2002 vintage and is destined to become an all-time classic. The nose is youthful yet complex, suggestive of aromas that include exotic fruits (guava) and citrus (blood orange, lemon).