Dom Ruinart 2002 reveals a vibrant, clear yellow colour enhanced with highlights of green almond. The mousse is fine and elegant. The youth of the wine is evident on the nose with aromas of white flowers (linden blossom), fresh yellow plums, nashi pears and bergamot citrus character.
Allowing it to breathe reveals a rich base, with notes of biscuits and coconut followed by hazelnuts. The intensity is highlighted by a mineral, minty freshness. On the palate the freshness of citrus and tropical fruit culminates with superb mineral quality and a touch of gunflint. The result is a focussed purity and exceptional length supported by subtle effervescence and beautifully integrated vibrant acidity.