Strong aromas of toast and graphite lead off in this exotic Champagne. Apricot, butterscotch and grapefruit notes follow up as this cruises to a long finish. It's refined, with a vibrant structure. Drink now through 2020. –BS
Dom Ruinart is a low profile, yet select, Champagne house which is steeped in history. It dates back to the 17th century, the time of the famous Dom Pérignon. It was founded in 1729 by Nicolas Ruinart in the city of Reims. Nicolas' uncle was Dom Thierry Ruinart, close friend to Dom Pérignon himself. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are now a historical monument and every two years the finest wine waiters in Europe gather there to compete for the Trophée Ruinart.