The very essence of the Ruinart taste, Ruinart 'R de Ruinart' enchants with its beautiful proportions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, allied with a small quantity of Meunier, creating a remarkably balanced wine. The Chardonnay provides finesse and freshness, the Pinot Noir richness and intensity. Elegant and fruity, it offers a harmonious combination of roundness and persistent finish.
The NV Brut Rose is made in a similarly elegant and refined style, even though it isn't quite as expressive as the Blanc de Blancs at the outset. With time in the glass the Pinot qualities come through with greater focus. The NV Rose offers excellent length and a polished personality in the signature Ruinart style.
Antonio Galloni, RobertParker.com (180), December 2008
Sarget de Gruaud Larose is light, perfumed and pretty on the nose, with bright red fruit and some floral hints. A touch of classic Cabernet Sauvignon graphite and lead pencil notes gives the nose a more serious deeper edge. Nice fresh summer fruits, some greenness that will round out. Sleek and fresh, the palate offers sweet redcurrant fruit in abundance. Medium to full bodied.