AR Lenoble - Cuvée Brut Intense
Chouilly/Bisseuil/Damery, Champagne, France
30% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, 35% Pinot Noir from the Premier Cru village of Bisseuil, 35% Pinot Meunier from Damery in the Marne Valley
Base wines from the 2013 harvest
Vins de réserve: 30%
Proportion de vins sous bois: 25%
Serving Temperature: 9° - 10°C
Food pairings: Tuna sashimi, tapas, antipasti
Bettane et Desseauve Guide 2017 16.5/20
Jancis Robinson 16.5/20
Dark colour but a little light on the nose. Great balance on the palate. Slightly frivolous – in a good way!
Wine Spectator 91/100
A lively, mouthwatering Champagne, this is a well-balanced crowd-pleaser, with notes of pastry dough, crushed black currant, kumquat and fresh ginger. Firm finish. Drink now through 2019.
La Revue du Vin de France Guide 2017 15/20
Straightforward and flavourful, this wine is not lacking in complexity, especially thanks to its selection of reserve wines wines carefully chosen and kept in barrels.
Tyson Stelzer’s Champagne Guide 2016-2017 93/100
An impeccably crafted champagne from noble fruit sources. Offers sensational value for money, declaring integrity in an accurate palate line and impressive persistence.
The AR Lenoble style could be described as elegant with a delicate balance between ripe, creamy and rich fruit character.
Wine Review Online
Assuming the role of winemaker at the tender age of 28, Antoine Malassagne has imbued AR Lenoble with a very precise point of view. The essence of his philosophy, at its most basic level, is to highlight the winery’s grand cru chardonnay vineyard in Chouilly at nearly every turn. If ever there was a time to raise a glass of bubbly in celebration, Antoine Malassagne of AR Lenoble has earned it.