Dom Ruinart Rose 2009 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
96 WA / 96 WS / 95 JS / 94 AG
A blend of 85% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Noir from Aÿ and a dosage of four grams per liter, the 2009 Dom Ruinart Rosé possesses a complex, vibrant bouquet with aromas of cherry, spring flowers, gooseberry, tangerine, almonds, pastry and slightly reductive elegant notes. Full-bodied, fleshy and vinous, the palate is perfectly balanced, dense and concentrated, with a delicate mousse and a long, saline, penetrating finish. There’s plenty of structure and substance here. There is no reason to wait, but it will age beautifully for another five to eight years. - Yohang Castaing, Wine Advocate
Delivers enticing notes of strawberry and cherry preserves, toasted walnut bread, pink grapefruit granita and elderflower that waltz across the palate on the finely detailed, silky mousse. Underscored by a minerally range of oyster shell, smoke and saline, this is rich and focused, yet seamlessly knit and graceful throughout. A bit reduced on the nose when first poured, so let this open in the glass -- try sipping it from a Burgundy glass to give it a little more air. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Disgorged July 2018. Drink now through 2034. - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator
Here's a rosé champagne for lovers of mature red Burgundy! It's pretty amazing how this manages to combine earthy and spicy notes with delicate raspberry fruit, the extra dimension that the very fine mousse and chalky acidity of top champagne adds. Very complex long finish. Drink or hold. - Stuart Pigott, James Suckling
The 2009 Dom Ruinart Rosé is a very pretty, understated Champagne. Bright red fruit, blood orange, mint, rose petal, dried flowers and cinnamon are nicely lifted. This is an especially quiet, subtle Rosé, especially for the year. The blend is 85% Chardonnay, mostly from Grand Crus in the Côte des Blancs (Cramant, Avize, Chouilly, Mesnil-sur-Oger) with a touch of Montagne de Reims (Sillery), plus 15% still Pinot from Aÿ. Disgorged in 2018, dosage is 4 grams per liter.