(750 ml) $255
Dom, Dom, Dom. When you hear that you must think of everyone’s imagine of the uber luxurious Dom Pérignon. But the Dom that really has my heart is Dom Ruinart.
Why, you ask? Let’s see:
This is a vintage champagne to impress. It’s a bit under the radar for younger buyers and a bit forgotten by the more mature wine buyers. But, this is a champagne star if you ask me.
I tasted a preview of the 2002 vintage, which was a lesson in structure and harmony. Bold and round, it’s one of those vintage wines that is drinking well now but will definitely benefit from ageing. Ripe yellow fruits coupled with brightness in the acidity and a low dosage. It’s clean as a whistle but sharp as one also. The 1996 served from a magnum, which followed, was just stunning. Almost too beautiful to be true. Are you listening now?