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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer RUINART
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. Bright pale straw colour with a symphony of tiny bubbles. Very slightly spicy, attractive, ripe lemon meringue nose with some elegant, faintly toasty notes along with hints of minerals. Dry, medium bodied, fairly well structured, bright, quite effervescent, ripe, subtle, lemon-apple meringue flavours with a lingering, fairly crisp, very slightly spicy, gently toasty finish. Perfectly balanced and quite ready-to-drink. The base wine consists of 69% from 2016 and 31% of resereve wine from 2015 and 2014. The wine has gone through full malolatic and was tiraged - put into bottles on February 2017 and then disgorged in December 2019 (after speding 34 months on the lees). It has 12.5% alcohol and 7.25 g/L residual sugar with a somewhat shy 6.3 g/L total acidity. The lot number is LAKVQ on the back label and LAL8AC00003 on the lower part of the glass bottle. This 2016-based crowd-pleaseing batch is fresh, faintly floral and quite elegant but not notably dry, grippy and/or mouth-watering. A REPEAT that last appeared in Vintages (***) on December 7, 2019 at $88.95 and was Recommended. CSPC 189878
Type Champagne
Agent Cha Hob
Country France
Region Champagne
Rating ***(92.5 points)
Harmonious, Ripe Lemon-Apple Meringue
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This is showing impressive aromatic intensity with quite toasty, lemony and apple notes. Really taut, firm, dry and intense on the palate. This is a great oyster Champagne. Notably dry, grippy and mouth-watering. My pick for the classy New Years Eve celebration. Score - 94 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Dec. 4, 2019) Price $ 89.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - November 14, 2020
Cases bought 120 (6 bottles per case)

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