Color: Dom Ruinart 2004 is a luminous yellow with pale green reflections. It has a fine but persistent effervescence.
Nose: This vintage's nose reveals the sweet, gentle notes of chestnut, coconut and fresh bread. This biscuity side to the wine very quickly gives way to the aromas
of flowers (iris, lily-of-the-valley and the flowers of Seville orange trees) and citrus fruits (bergamot and citron). Just beneath the surface several mineral (wet rock and flint) and iodised saline notes make their appearance.
Palate: On the palate this vintage is initially direct but silky, sustained by mineral notes. The ephemeral nature of the Dom Ruinart 2004 is then revealed through citrus
fruit freshness with touches of gentian. The very long finish is characterised by grapefruit and kumquat zest notes with just the slingthest hints of salinity. The ephemeral, delicate structure of this vintage combined with outstanding freshness, typical of the House, offers the potential to complement very sophisticated dishes such as sea bream ceviche Peruvian style, or a lobster
carpaccio with lemon caviar and coriander oil. The Dom Ruinart 2004 would further benefit from cellar ageing to be enjoyed following several years' maturation. It will then complement dishes with more intense flavours.
Wine SpectatorShowing an impressive backbone of acidity, this is dense and powerful, yet harmonious overall. The fine, creamy mousse swathes the statuesque frame in a silky texture, with honeysuckle, graphite and hazelnut notes lending fragrant accents to the rich palate of baked white peach, toasted brioche, lemon confit and smoke. Drink now through 2030. 460 cases imported.