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    25
  • Decanting time

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  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

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The Story

Dom Ruinart cuvées: The origin of their grapes, exclusively Grand Crus, gives these cuvées, a high maturing potential provided that they are aged in optimum conditions of temperature, humidity and darkness, 10, 20 years or more depending on the vintage.

The wine will then take on more toasted, grilled and intense notes and its aromatic profile will develop as the years pass. This is a question of preference. Without exception, a Dom Ruinart cuvée is excellent from the day it is purchased.

The chardonnay is the very soul of Ruinart. The grape, mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs, is at the heart of all our cuvées.

The ephemeral, delicate structure of this vintage combined with outstanding freshness, typical of the House, offers the potential to complement very sophisticated dishes such as sea bream ceviche Peruvian style, or a lobster carpaccio with lemon caviar and coriander oil.

 

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Vintage 1988

CHAMPAGNE: From this year, the most classic and refined champagnes were producedChampagnes are long-lived and mature slowly to their peak.

Winter and spring were fairly mild. Inflorescences began in good weather in June. Already during the next month, the cloud masses swarmed to the Champagne province. Finally, the sky broke right before harvest. The harvest remained smaller than in the previous year. Even though the weather was unstable, the vintage produced fine and elegant wines, of which many have just reached their peak. The wines are marked by high acids and a concentrated, precise style. A real classic vintage. There is no rush to enjoy these wines, as they endure storage well and will continue to develop well for the next 10–12 years. Indicative of a slowly maturing vintage is that Krug released to the market first the Clos du Mesnil 1989 vintage before the 1988 vintage. This year has also stayed in mind as the vintage when Jacquesson & Fils produced the first of its three late bottled special cuvées – the Jacquesson DT (Dégorgement Tardif).

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

14 tasting notes

Tasting note

color

Light, Gold and Clear

ending

Long and Lingering

flavors

Waxy, Mineral, Creamy, Vanilla and Honey

nose

Youthful

taste

Average in Acidity, Well-structured and Dry

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

1988 Dom Ruinart 96 97 Still as good as the Vinothèque version and I hope and believe that it will remain so.
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Intense, vivid bubbles, golden colour. Rich, creamy nose with toffee, waxiness, and peppermint aromas. Dry, crisp, mineral texture with refined creaminess, fresh apples and lemon, very intense grip in long lingering finish. Surprisingly youthful and crisp still! Lovely now but will evolve nicely within next 7 to 10 years.
  • 92p

Golden. Apples, some citrus, minerals, nuanced, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, minerals, spicy, nuts, nuanced, detailed, some spices, long. Touch bitter. 94

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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Réserve Baron Philippe de Rothschild

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