At first, on the nose, Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2004 reveals sweet, gentle notes of chestnut, coconut and fresh bread. These biscuity hints very quickly give way to floral and citrus fruit aromas. On the palate this vintage is initially direct but silky, sustained by mineral notes. The ephemeral nature of the Dom Ruinart 2004 is then revealed through citrus fruit freshness with touches of gentian. The very long finish is characterised by grapefruit and kumquat zest notes. The Maison Ruinart recommends serving Dom Ruinart 2004 at temperatures of 10 to 12°C (50 to 54° F), in large tasting glasses to sublimate its aromatic complexity. It is also advised to keep Dom Ruinart in a cool place out of the way of natural or artificial light.