The intense is a blend of the three varietals of Champagne with the Chardonnay coming from the Grand Cru vineyards of Chouilly, the Pinot Noir from the 1er Cru vineyards of Bisseuil and the Pinot Meunier from the two hectares A.R. Lenoble owns in Damery. Thanks to the large proportion of reserve wines and long cellar ageing the dosage is kept to the minimum. Cepages . Chardonnay 30 %, Pinot Noir 35 %, Pinot Meunier 35 % Dosage . 5 g/l Crus . Chouilly, Bisseuil, Damery
`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
`The Brut Intense from this small family-owned house crackles with flavours of red fruits and delivers a mouth that’s classy, pure and persistent thanks to the maturity of fruit and a portion of the wine matured in wooden barrels. Featuring a low dosage, this wine will make you salivate at the beginning of your meal. The best deal of this case file.` 16/20 points, La revue du Vin de France
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