Ruinart is the oldest champagne house in existence today, having produced champagne since 1729. For the Millennium celebration in 2000, they released 14.000 spectacular magnums with an even more spectacular packaging: A wooden case made of African walnut, that can be converted into a cigar humidor, when you have consumed the champagne (assuming you smoke cigars). The champagne itself is a spectacular, blended from chardonnay of 5 top vintages (10% 1985, 10% 1986, 15% 1988, 40% 1990 and 25% 1993). The bottle is a replica of a 18th century original. The bottle is encased in a silver plated case by Paris silversmith Cristofle.
Richard Juhlin rates it 96 points (tasted May 2021). I tasted it in 2011 and rated it 96 points.
Note: This bottle has number 1741 and the case number 1740.
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