The nose is clean and intense with warm, rich notes of brioche, French toast and roasted almonds.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 96
"I had very high expectations for the 2002 Brut Blanc de Blancs Dom Ruinart and was not disappointed. Actually, that is an understatement. The 2002 is a flat-out great Dom Ruinart... Layers of sweet, perfumed fruit emerge with no end in this subtle, sexy Dom Ruinart... The 2002 convinces for its superb overall balance and sheer personality. It possesses striking depth and an endless, eternal finish. I imagine the 2002 will enjoy a wide drinking window that will stretch out several decades. Truth is, its pretty special even today."
Wine Spectator (WS): 95
"Like a well-tuned symphony this delicious wine offers beautiful harmony between the finely detailed texture, the lacy, mouthwatering acidity and the range of flavors, from fresh, floral tones of apricot, apple blossom and pink grapefruit zest to richer notes of toasted nut, spiced plum, freshly ground coffee, anise, cumin and cardamom."