Investment Tips - Champagne - 21. October 2021

New release: 2009 Dom Ruinart Millésime Blanc de Blancs has high scores and is backed by massive marketing ressources

Legendary Champagne available for investment. New release of never before seen Champagne at RareWine Invest. It may be rewarding to be involved from the start.

“Already a wonderfully generous and good Dom Ruinart, clearly related to the legendary vintage 1990” 

- Richard Juhlin 

Richard Juhlin is the absolute top Champagne guru and he is thrilled with the 2009 Ruinart Millésime Blanc de Blancs that this investment tip deals with. Besides being the world's first Champagne house, Ruinart is also the epitome of quality. Here is your unique opportunity to get your fingers in investment-worthy quantities.

A Monk Ahead Of His Time Discovered Wine With Bubbles

In 1670, when the Benedictine monk Dom Thierry Ruinart was 23 years old, he left his home in Champagne to study at the convent of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. Ruinart was an excellent theologian and historian, and he was humble, visionary and hardworking. 

During his time in Paris, he gained insight into the world outside the church, and especially "wine with bubbles" was extremely popular among the young aristocrats in Paris. 

The monk's contemporary and well-developed business sense as well as the encounter with the magic bubbles led in 1729 to the founding of Maison Ruinart - the world's very first Champagne-producing company. It was Ruinart's nephew, Nicolas Ruinart, who adopted the vision and founded the Champagne house. 

A Draper Became Champagne Master

Nicolas Ruinart was actually a draper, but six years into the Champagne adventure, he gave up his work with textiles to concentrate fully on his Champagne business. This should prove to be a good priority, because growth quickly became a fact. 170 bottles sold in 1730, 3,000 bottles in 1731 and 36,000 bottles in 1761 - something that the sales and marketing channels of the time considered was an extreme growth.  

The success was evident, and in 1768 Ruinart acquired the former Gallo-Roman chalk quarries under the town of Reims. The chalk quarry was hollowed out to a depth of 38 meters and therefore perfect for storing Ruinart's many bottles. Here a stable temperature, perfect humidity and absolute absence of vibrations prevail. 

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The Soul Of Ruinart Consists Of Chardonnay

Grapes mainly harvested from the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims are the hearts of the cuvées that come from the Ruinarts. The Dom Ruinart NV Blanc de Blancs consists of 100% chardonnay from different vintages, and 20-25% of these are reserve wines from the two previous vintages.  

This investment tip deals with the vintage Champagne based on grapes from vintage 2009 only: The 2009 Dom Ruinart Millésime Blanc de Blancs. In fact, the 2009 vintage marks the 50th anniversary of the Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. 26 vintages were produced between the vintages of 1959 and 2009. 

Backed By Massive Marketing Forces

Ruinart was the first Champagne house, but today the company is no longer family-owned. In the 1950s, the family accepted financial support from Baron Pjilippe de Rotschild due to financial difficulties, and in 1963 it was sold to Moët & Chandon, which later became part of the luxury group LVMH. 

Ruinart is today led by Frederic Dufour, who has massive experience with Champagne. Among other things, he has held senior positions at Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Moët Hennessy and knows if anyone knows how to run a luxury wine producer. 

The LMVH Group is also behind major Champagne brands such as Dom Pérignon and Krug, and there are massive production and marketing resources behind them all. This means the world for both the end product and branding, and it is of course in the investor's favor that the whole world is familiar with Dom Ruinart. 

Great Scores Underpin The Potential In The 2009 Ruinart Blanc De Blancs

These are the fractions that set the world's most acclaimed wine reviewer apart when it comes to scoring points for Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. Both in terms of the 2009 vintage with a score of 95.5 points across the reviewers, but also if the average of the different years is viewed. 

In general, the level is high, and vintage 2009 is distinguished by the fact that Champagne guru Richard Juhlin, has awarded it 95 points, which has not happened since vintage 1998. The great scores emphasize that Ruinarts Blanc de Blancs has a justification among the best Champagnes. 

In the quote at the top of this article, Juhlin refers to the legendary 1990 vintage of Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs. Juhlin is the only one of the reviewers below to have rated the 1990 vintage, but he awards it 95 points. If the year 1990 is legendary in Juhlin's eyes, as the quote at the beginning of the article reveals - then the year 2009 is the same. 


WA: Wine Advocate, JS: James Suckling, VI: Vinous: RJ: Richard Juhlin

Far Smaller Quantities Than Other Great Champagne Houses

Annually, Dom Ruinart produces around 1.7 million bottles of Champagne. It immediately sounds like a lot, but in fact it is not much when compared to, for example, Moët & Chandon's Dom Pérignon, which produces about 5 million bottles a year. 

Ruinarts 1.7 million bottles also cover all non-vintage Champagnes, Blanc de Blanc vintage Champagnes, rosé vintages, rosé non-vintages and various kinds of Vinothéque. That leaves the Millésime Blanc de Blancs with only a fragment of the 1.7 million bottles - and this on average only in every two years. 

Add to that the 2009 Dom Pérignon got a score across the critics of 94.3 and the 2009 Cristal a score of 96.3. With Dom Ruinart the investor get a slightly cheaper Champagne produced in smaller quantities. 

The Champagne House, Which Let Vintage 2008 Go

It is well known in the wine world that the 2008 vintage in Champagne was absolutely amazing. Therefore, it may seem strange that Ruinart has not released a one. However, the cellar master at Ruinart explains that when he and his team tasted the wines from 2008, they could not make a cuvée that matched Ruinart's Millésime Blanc de Blancs profile. 

He states that 2008 for Ruinart, was a fantastic vintage for the red grapes, but not for the white grapes. It was not without hesitation that they let the 2008 vintage go but "Then 2009 came along and we were completely convinced by its qualities!" 

The decision to let the 2008 vintage go is evidence that Ruinart is true to its own profile and attaches great importance to quality. 

What Can You Expect From Dom Ruinart Blanc De Blancs?

As is the case with most major Champagne productions, there is an advantage for the Champagne investor in investing early and subsequently letting time reduce the available quantities, while the Champagne matures with grace and becomes even more attractive to Champagne lovers. 

Here you have the opportunity to invest in the latest vintage of Dom Ruinarts Blanc de Blancs, which is only just entering the market. By this, you get the opportunity to secure an investment and be involved from the start. 

But what can you expect then? 

Due to lack of own data, as Dom Ruinart is simply hard to obtain, we can instead take a look at data from Here one will find that a 1988 Dom Ruinart (RJ: 96, WA: N / A, VI: 93) Blanc de Blancs today costs approx. € 450 pr. bottle* in the very few offers available. A Champagne that at the time of its release in the early 00s has cost € 50-100.   

In this perspective, the 1988 vintage of Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs has yielded a return of 349-798% since its release, corresponding to 7,8-11,6% in average annual return over 20 years. Here we are dealing with a Champagne that has delivered great year-on-year returns and which, on average, is of lesser quality than the 2009 vintage. 

The 2009 vintage thus delivers a solid, long-term potential. 

*ex. customs, VAT and tax, in whole boxes and in perfect condition 

RareWine Invest’s Opinion

Now you have the opportunity to acquire Champagne from the world's first Champagne house - even a vintage that Juhlin describes as legendary. 

You have the opportunity to acquire Champagne with great scores in investment-worthy quantities. Furthermore, it is a Champagne house with LVMH in the back that if anyone knows how marketing works. 

Join in from the start and invest in a 2009 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs before consumption has consumed the quantities that are already far smaller than those marketed by the other large Champagne houses on the market. 

If you also believe in the potential of great Champagnes that are difficult to find and at the same time the rise of Champagne in the wine world, then Dom Ruinart’s Blanc de Blancs Millésime is an obvious case for you.

Invest in 2009 Dom Ruinart Millésime Blanc de Blancs

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*All prices are in EUR ex. customs duty, tax, and VAT for delivery to a bonded warehouse. Prices including customs duty, tax and VAT can be sent on request. The wines are only sold in whole cases unless otherwise specified and the price is per bottle. Minimum order size € 2,500. Assumes a total minimum investment of € 10,000. Prices may have changed since release of this article. Reservations are made for errors.

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