Brut Intense Mag 14
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`Pale gold. Fresh pear, tangerine and buttered toast on the mineral-accented nose. Fleshy but focused on the palate, offering juicy citrus and orchard fruit flavors, plus a hint of white pepper that adds back-end lift and cut. Finishes stony and incisive, with a sexy floral nuance coming in late.` 91 points, Josh Reynolds, vinous.com `An impeccably crafted wine, offering sensational value for money. A compelling harmony between fruit intensity of grapefruit, red cherry, golden delicious apple and white peach, the biscuity, honeyed appeal of bottle age and a touch of oak and a well-focused malic acid line. Low dosage sits comfortably in the midst of impeccably ripe fruit.` 93 points, Tyson Stelzer`s Champagne Guide 2016-2017
`Roughly one-third of each of the three grapes, this has a ripe stance with rich peach and nectarine fruits and a smooth, almost creamy, peach-flavored palate. Straight-forward, expressive fruit. Drink now.` James Suckling, 4th October 2017
`AR Lenoble Intense is one of the most ambitious brut non-vintages in all of Champagne.` – La Revue du Vin de France, June 2018
`Three years on lees. Release 2018. 25% oak fermented. Dosage 5 g/l. They are including more reserve wines to add freshness, they say. Quite open and lacy in texture but with great depth. Very satisfying and unignorable. This is the wine that Lenoble have very kindly donated as the aperitif for the Room to Read London wine gala 2018. Powerful.` 17 points, Jancis Robinson, 21 June 2018.
`The réserve perpetuelle, a store of old wines topped up with new wine each year, is a fascinating winemaking fashion in Champagne, with AR Lenoble’s superbly vital, rich but incisive fizz an example of how it can add depth and life to non-vintage fizz.` David Williams, 19 May 2019.