A luminous, soft rosé with golden pink reflections, freckled with coral shades that will become more prominent with maturity.
Aromatically, it expresses an elegant mixture of rose and geranium floral character and along with Mirabelle, and red plums, forest fruits and redcurrants. The superb maturity of the vintage becomes apparent several minutes later with warmer notes of cream and fruit jam, white chocolate and preserved grapefruit, all enhanced with a touch of honey.
On the palate, the complementary nature of the grape varieties and originality in blending Dom Ruinart Rosé is expressed exceptionally. The Chardonnay emerges first, soft, precise and delicate. The finish is beautifully structured and powerful, allowing the pinot noir to express itself. Aromas of pink grapefruit and sweet rhubarb lingers, leaving a refreshing and savoury note. Dom Ruinart Rosé 1998 is the sublime expression of the Ruinart Taste.
Wine Spectator(1990 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/99
Wine Spectator(1976 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/01/84
Wine Spectator(1981 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/31/1989.