92 points - The Wine Advocate
“The Ruinart 1998 Brut Rosé Dom I sampled was noticeably marked in texture and complexity by both its long stay on the lees and considerable time in bottle, not to mention by its significant share of red wine. Sour cherry and rhubarb, rose hip geranium, smoky black tea and old leather, grapefruit zest and sea water combine for an aromatic performance whose counterpart on a still very sappy and vivacious yet expansive and richly textured palate is satisfyingly long-lasting.” - David Schildknecht
93 Points - The Wine Advocate
"Fashionable deep salmon pink and only a sluggish but persistent bead. Really very serious umami nose. Lip smacking! Excellent mouth presence and a dry, savoury finish. There is nothing namby pamby about this wine. Long finish, and masses of red fruit flavour on the way there. Excellent acidity. Good stuff!" Jancis Robinson
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
Founded by Nicolas Ruinart in Reims in 1729, Ruinart is the oldest Champagne house. Its Gallo-Roman chalk cellars are a UNESCO world heritage site and every two years the finest sommeliers in Europe gather here to compete for the Trophée Ruinart. With a production of 1.7 million bottles per annum, Ruinart is considered a small house by Champagne standards.
“The House of Ruinart was founded in 1729, well into the XVIIIth Century, at a time when a new 'art of living' was emerging in France. Sustaining, developing and exporting this art is a mission that comes naturally to the oldest champagne House.” - Ruinart
The house has kept its distinguished rounded bottle shapes for centuries as well as retaining the values of quality, authenticity and elegance.The estate is now part of the LVMH group that also owns Moët & Chandon.