AR Lenoble - Grand Cru Blanc de Blanc Vintage - 2008
Chouilly, Champagne, France
100% Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Chouilly
Proportion de vins sous bois: 10%
Dosage: 4 g/l
Serving Temperature : 11° - 12°C
Food Pairings: Saint Jacques, crab
Jancis Robinson 17/20
Tense and dense on the nose. Great density and edginess. Nothing austere about this; lots to enjoy. Quite serious.
Wine & Spirits 92/100
The cool, late 2008 season shows in this brisk chardonnay from Chouilly. A small proportion of the blend was vinified in oak, adding a hint of vanilla to support the fresh pear and apple flavors. There’s also a springtime scent of orange blossoms carried on the mineral acidity. A wine of clarity and length, this is made to serve with food, like an oyster pan roast.
Tyson Stelzer’s The Champagne Guide 2016-2017 95/100
AR Lenoble Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2008 is an elegant and complex champagne with yellow apples, honey melon, toast and brioche. A rich mouthfeel, tiny persistent mousse with a smooth and long finish. This is a champagne that will work well with lobsters and crab.