Dom Ruinart 2007
We are delighted to offer you the latest release from Ruinart - the fantastic Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2007. Ruinart was the first established Champagne House, way back in 1729, and ever since its inception the House has valiantly and successfully stuck to its strategy of coupling small production with the finest quality. We believe that this is one of the finest, most serious Champagnes available today.
The Blanc de Blancs 2007 was made entirely from Chardonnay Grands Crus: 75% from the Côte des Blancs (predominantly from Chouilly, Avize and Le Mesnil) and 25% from the northern slope of the Montagne de Reims (predominantly Sillery and Versenay). This is a perfect combination giving this vintage its ephemeral, delicate structure. We’ve long been huge fans of this Cuvee so when we got the chance to taste the 2007 the expectations were high… We were seriously impressed by the expression of this new vintage, it is was just as thrilling as we hoped it would be.
Antonio Galloni is also a huge fan giving it an impressive 97+ pts and stating “Despite its history as Champagne's oldest house, Ruinart does not enjoy the same profile as some of its neighbors. That may start to change with the 2007 Dom Ruinart, which is one of the most ambitious young Champagnes I have ever tasted here. It will be interesting to see if the 2007, which is more focused than Dom Ruinart has been in the past, signals a stylistic shift, or it is more a product of the vintage. What is obvious is that Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis made a brilliant Champagne in his first full year at the helm.”
It is indeed a true delight that is already drinking fantastically well. If you have the patience to let it age a few more years this will unfold into something truly magnificent. In short, this is a real ‘wow’ wine that we can’t recommend highly enough.
2007 – 97+ AG – GBP 1140 per case/12
1996 – 95 AG - GBP 1750 per case/12
1988 – 93 AG - GBP 2650 per case/12 (if you can find any!)
- Price: £1,140.00
- Pack Size: 12 x 0.75L
- Status: IB
- Quantity: 13
- ETA: June 2019
Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2007 Dom Ruinart is the first vintage made entirely by Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis, which shows just how long the production cycle is in Champagne. A striking, tightly-coiled wine, the 2007 Dom Ruinart will leave readers week at the knees. In this vintage, Panaïotis took Dom Ruinart, which has traditionally relied on a relatively high percentage of Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims and tilted the balance to 75% Côtes des Blancs and 25% Montagne de Reims fruit. As a result, the 2007 is much more chiseled and steely than is the norm. The citrus, slate, crushed rock, white pepper, mint and floral notes really sizzle in this powerful, dramatically rich Champagne, with bright saline notes that add freshness and vivacity to the striking finish. The 2007 is a stunning Champagne by any measure. Although it is very early, the 2007 has the potential to go down as one of the great Dom Ruinarts. It is every bit that special. Dosage is under 5 grams per liter, a pretty striking change from the 2006, which was closer to 10. Readers who can grab the 2007 won’t want to miss it.