2002 Dom Perignon Luminous, Ruinart BdB JEROS - To a Bigger, Brighter 2012

Posted by Robert Schagrin

To a Bigger and Brighter 2012
02 Dom Pérignon Luminous 750s, 1.5s
NV Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 3.0s
Timeless Elegance, a Flash of
Opulence and Revelry

Sometimes, you need to show up at the party with a little bit more...

For those occasions, today we offer two all-out party favors: the Dom Pérignon Luminous in 750ml and magnum formats and Ruinart Blanc de Blancs in JEROBOAM.

The Dom Pérignon Luminous is a new, limited-release that was exclusively created for their nightlife program. This has only been seen in the world's hottest clubs and we've managed to secure a small amount for this holiday. Guaranteed to be the talk of every party, the iconic DP shield illuminates incredibly in fluorescent green at the touch of a button tucked inside the punt of the bottle. And as good as it looks on the outside, it's what's on the inside that really counts; in this case it's the stellar 2002 vintage Dom Pérignon.

Dom Pérignon has always been revered for its timeless elegance, yet recent releases have impressed even more. Each new release is a clear testament to the maison's tireless pursuit of intensity… and yet, they also manage to break new ground with design and packaging.

The 2002 epitomizes this, full of tension and intense focus while also packed with ripe fruits, wild florality, richness and a flash of opulence and revelry…

Jancis Robinson called it "as intense as a Montrachet," noting that, "This already delivers but has such backbone and great acidity... Really reaches every hidden cell of the palate." She then posed the question: "LVMH at its very best?"

And Peter Liem wrapped up his enthusiastic tasting review in agreement: "Overall, this is one of the finest releases so far since Richard Geoffroy took over in 1990."

Today's offer for the 02 vintage with the Luminous labels represents a very limited retail launch just in time for the holiday. The bottles are in stock now, but note that quantities are small - in fact, we're currently the ONLY retailer with any in the nation.

If you'd rather go bigger than go brighter, today we're also offering the rare JEROBOAM format of the beautiful, elegant Ruinart Blanc de Blancs. This looks as impressive as it tastes in its signature clear, bulbous glass bottle with its gold label and capsule.

As for the wine itself, this is an enduring classic from the oldest house to have made sparkling wine in Champagne (Dom Ruinart was actually good friends with Dom Pérignon) - Ruinart was founded in 1728. Their Blanc de Blancs epitomizes the blue-chip house's style: especially lively, elegant and fresh yet also with a round mouth-feel and lush body and lower dosage.

Today we offer the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs jeroboams at $379.95, well below the only other price in the nation.

Note that both Champagnes on offer today are very limited in quantity; we're selling them on a first-come, first-served basis, and with the holiday tomorrow, they're unlikely to last long. We have these in stock and ready for pick up today or tomorrow, but you're strongly advised to email or call us with your order now in order to secure your bottles before arranging for pick-up. Note that local deliveries are possible today as well.

Robert Schagrin
Managing Partner
Crush Wine & Spirits