1996 Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Demi-Sec

Wine colour
Region
France > Champagne > Champagne
Vintage:
1996
Producer:
AR Lenoble
Tasting Notes:

Awaiting Tasting Note

Press Reviews:

`The NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Les Aventures is made in a richer, more oxidative style than some of the wines in this lineup. The Aventures is a rich, weighty wine that continues to gain depth and volume in the glass. The aromatics show the early signs of evolution making this a delicious, complex wine to drink now and over the next 6-8 years, give or take. Considering its body, the Aventures is probably best enjoyed at the dinner table.` 91 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.vom `Light yellow-gold. Powerful aromas of nectarine, poached pear and lemon curd, with suave vanilla, butter and floral accents. Deeply pitched orchard and pit fruit flavors are given spine by tangy acidity and pick up spiciness and chalky minerality with air. Powerful yet lithe and precise, finishing with excellent clarity, length and lingering vanilla and brioche notes.` 93 points, Josh Raynolds, vinous.com

`Blended only from seasons released as vintages in their own right, the philosophy of this wine is to showcase what a small terroir in Chouilly can produce in top years. Quite a quest it is, engineered and structured with a scaffold of Chouilly tension, amplified by barrel fermentation. It`s softened and toned a little since its release, exemplified by another couple of years on tirage under cork, its tense, coiled acidity still well defined, though now calm and integrated, and the classic yellow fruits of chouilly now further progressed on their journey towards toast, roast nuts , green olives and coffee beans. Wood work is the most pronounced of any Lenoble cuvée, in notes of savoury, spicy charcuterie complexity and a creamy texture of gentle phenolic grip, yet it upholds its poise and characterful definition. This is a powerful and formidable experience .` 93 points, Tyson Stelzer`s Champagne Guide 2016-2017

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