Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Brut Millesime 2007
97 Points Vinous
The 2007 Dom Ruinart is a stunning, stunning wine. It is also incredibly tight today. Bright acids and beams of minerality infuse the 2007 with remarkable energy and pure cut that carries through to the impossibly long finish. Lemon confit, marzipan, dried flowers, white pepper and a touch of reduction all develop with a bit of time in the glass. The 2007 Dom Ruinart is the first vintage made entirely by Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaïotis. In his debut vintage, Panaïotis took Dom Ruinart, which has traditionally relied on a relatively high percentage of Chardonnay from the Montagne de Reims and tilted the balance to 75% Côtes des Blancs and 25% Montagne de Reims fruit, while also lowering the dosage significantly. As for the wine, it is breathtaking. That's the good news. Readers will have to be patient, though, as the 2007 needs time to be at its very best. Disgorged: November, 2017.