2007 Dom Ruinart Rose Millesime, Champagne, France (750ml)
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2007 is a refined, dynamic wine with a strong character. On the nose, roasted notes mingle with aromas of ripe citrus fruit. On the palate, the Chardonnay provides freshness and a crisp character full of integrity. The finish is beautifully structured with contained power, allowing the Pinot Noir to express itself with a fine bitterness highlighted by the low dosage.
The nose immediately expresses a warm, sunny aroma, edged with roasted notes of coffee and cocoa bean, and mingled with toffee apple and ripe citrus like tangerine, blood orange and kumquat.
On the palate, the honest and precise impact of the vintage 2007 is impressive: damson and hibiscus aromas are enhanced with pronounced ripe citrus notes, including blood orange. It brings hints of tree sap, with wonderful freshness on the finish.
Dom Ruinart Rosé 2007 is a unique champagne which is perfect to be served with both sea food dishes such as salmon tataki or marinated tuna, but also meat like Bresse poultry or veal. A few more years of aging will intensify the wine: it can still be paired with the same ingredient but the notes expressed will be more intense, smokier and spicier.
2007 is the first vintage with Frédéric Panaiotis as chef de cave. Made from 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir (vinified as red wine), this rosé possesses a fresh bouquet with mandarin, spring flowers and zesty aromas. Delicate and very precise, the palate is bright and crystalline, with a menthol finish. Superb!
- Decanter, 96 pts.
Rich notes of grilled nut and toasted brioche play off the vibrant acidity that frames this seamlessly knit rosé Champagne, enlivening flavors of ripe white peach, acacia blossom and blood orange sorbet. Creamy and elegant, but shows restrained power, with real drive pushing through to the lasting finish, where smoke and spice accents echo. Disgorged February 2018.
- Wine Spectator, 95 pts.
While the aroma suggests this is an old wine, the palate discloses a very good balance between fruit and toasty maturity. It is a great Champagne, less of a rosé now and more of a rich, intense wine.
- Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts.
This has beautifully curated, autolysis aromas with a wealth of fresh red cherries on offer, as well as a baked-berry brioche edge and poached strawberries. The palate has real depth and a pocket of juicy red berries. Gently spicy, long and plush. Really holds smoothly.
- James Suckling, 94 pts.
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