Four day weekend. Gotta get it off to a good start. Been awhile since we had our 375ml of Ruinart.
The nose shows, ripe, slightly candied; black cherries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals.
The palate is full & touch gummy/candied. Fruits are well extracted, deep, ruby; black cherries, blackberries, strawberries, kirsch cherries, rich, summertime watermelon, touch of orange citrus family blend, pomegranate juice, hints of fruit roll up & haunting apricots. Ghostly, not quite fruit brandy or fruit liqueur character, sea fossils & spray, a little bread dough, not quite medium, white spice with hints of palate heat, grainy, grey volcanics, chalky powder, orange, spring flowers with fresh & withering, red & pink rose pedals. The acidity lively and crisp. The round, well balanced & polish finish is always consistently satisfying and lingers for minutes.
Photos of; the House of Ruinart, Dom Thierry Ruinart, nicely light caves and rolling, hillside, Grand Cru Vineyard.
Not quite sure where “D” gets $83 when you can buy this all day at just under $65. — 10 days ago
Ripe, round and full of red fruit goodness. Not shy or retiring...just a touch of earth/funk. Complex and compelling over the course of the afternoon. Long finish...sweet apple and ripe pear nuances with a touch of baking spice and biscuit. An intellectual, rather than an emotional tour. — 5 days ago
Champagne and Caviar the ultimate combo especially on a fresh brioche. This delicious Champagne from Ulysse Colin Les Enfers was simply fresh and delicious! It went very well with the Caviar and kept a lovely sense of freshness. The bubbles are lively and the nose splendid. A well made champagne to enjoy also on it own 🥂🥂my score 91, drink to 2024. — 8 days ago
This is lovely stuff. Showing signs of age but very mellow and in place. Soft breads flavors with some apricot and a hint of honey. There are delicate floral notes on the midpalate and a very generous, balanced finish. Great subtle acidity too. — 10 days ago