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Ruelle-Pertois Blanc de Blancs Reserve Premeir Cru NV


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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 points: The Ruelle-Pertois NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Cuvee de Reserve leads with a delightful nose of peony, apple blossom, lime, grapefruit, and apricot, which presage the character of a juicy, brightly citric, yet at the same time subtly creamily textured palate. A faint bite and muskiness of rose radish combines with light chew of apple skin and piquancy of lemon rind for invigoration, while a salinity that was enhanced a day after opening serves to milk the salivary glands in a sustained finish. Interestingly, I found this cuvee texturally more interesting and more transparent to flavor subtleties than the corresponding and in principle superior, grand cru-rated 2006 vintage Blanc de Blancs. But that wine was more concentrated and energetic. (By process of elimination, this cuvee incorporates fruit from their vines in premier cru-rated Oiry, while the aforementioned 2006 must originate entirely in Chouilly.) Enjoy this excellent value in Champagne over the next couple of years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar 90 points: Light gold. Vibrant lemon and green apple scents are complemented by deeper hints of toasty lees and hazelnut. Silky and open-knit, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a hint of sweet butter. Shows good lift and energy on the finish, which features subtle mineral and lemon curd qualities.

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