Ruinart Brut Champagne Dom Ruinart Rose 1998 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WE 95] [VM 95] [WS 94] [WA 93]

Ruinart Brut Champagne Dom Ruinart Rose 1998 [1.5L MAGNUM]
(Champagne, France) - [WE 95] [VM 95] [WS 94] [WA 93]

Regular price $800.00 Sale price $668.99 Save $131.01

WE95 VM95 WS94 WA93
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About this Wine:
A luminous, soft rosé with golden pink reflections, freckled with coral shades that will become more prominent with maturity.

Aromatically, it expresses an elegant mixture of rose and geranium floral character and along with Mirabelle, and red plums, forest fruits and redcurrants. The superb maturity of the vintage becomes apparent several minutes later with warmer notes of cream and fruit jam, white chocolate and preserved grapefruit, all enhanced with a touch of honey.

On the palate, the complementary nature of the grape varieties and originality in blending Dom Ruinart Rosé is expressed exceptionally. The Chardonnay emerges first, soft, precise and delicate. The finish is beautifully structured and powerful, allowing the pinot noir to express itself. Aromas of pink grapefruit and sweet rhubarb lingers, leaving a refreshing and savoury note.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
This is a beautiful wine, from its onion-skin pink color onward. It is, of course, mature, but still exhibits vibrant red and citrus fruits. It is very dry in style, a paean to delicious acidity. This great wine does not need to age longer, but still has some potential to improve for the next few years.

95 Points - Vinous:
"Bright orange-pink. A wild, intriguingly perfumed bouquet evokes candied orange, cherry pit, licorice, potpourri and smoky lees. Deep, palate-staining red berry compote and blood orange flavors shows unlikely energy and become spicier with air. At once powerful and lively, this rose finishes with superb thrust, clarity and length. I tasted the first release of this Champagne exactly five years ago and it has barely changed. If you can justify the expense for a bottle, get justifying." - Josh Raynolds (Nov/Dec 2012)

94 Points - Wine Spectator:
Subtle power is masked by grace of form in this elegant rosé. Smoke and mineral notes underscore dried black cherry, pomegranate and raspberry sorbet fruit flavors, while hints of creamy pastry and marzipan are enlivened by finely honed acidity. Drink now through 2028. 67 cases imported.

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Crushed roses, smoke, dried cherries and wild flowers waft from the glass as the 1998 Brut Rose Dom Ruinart shows off its delicate, sensual personality. The 1998 Rose impresses for its subtle understatement and total class. Although quite pretty today, the 1998 is a relatively mid-weight version of the estate’s Rose with excellent length, but not a lot of minerality. As such, I imagine the 1998 will offer most of its best drinking sooner rather than later. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020." - Antonio Galloni (Nov 2012)