A. R. Lenoble Brut Blanc de Blancs Chouilly Grand Cru Champagne 2008

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Koslosky Delectable Pro

From 100% grand Cru fruit from the village of Chouilly . This bottle is spot on with incredible focused aromatics of green apple , lemon creme , saline , thyme, white flowers . Powerful yet well-balanced with a salinity and toasted nut nuances buried in the Lush apple fruit. A young Champagne that should develop nicely with some bottle age and undoubtedly the best young A R Lenoble Champagne we have tasted!

From 100% grand Cru fruit from the village of Chouilly . This bottle is spot on with incredible focused aromatics of green apple , lemon creme , saline , thyme, white flowers . Powerful yet well-balanced with a salinity and toasted nut nuances buried in the Lush apple fruit. A young Champagne that should develop nicely with some bottle age and undoubtedly the best young A R Lenoble Champagne we have tasted!

9.3

Lyn Farmer Delectable Pro

Bracing, crisp acidity gives a powerful foundation to this wine. The hint of salinity practically screams "oysters!" while the fine mousse underscores the wine's silky texture. A portion of the Wine was aged in wood but there is no hint of wood beyond the slight bump in density. Citrus, acacia, and hawthorn all contribute to the bouquet and palate. Quite long on the finish. Racy and substantial.

Bracing, crisp acidity gives a powerful foundation to this wine. The hint of salinity practically screams "oysters!" while the fine mousse underscores the wine's silky texture. A portion of the Wine was aged in wood but there is no hint of wood beyond the slight bump in density. Citrus, acacia, and hawthorn all contribute to the bouquet and palate. Quite long on the finish. Racy and substantial.

9.1

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

Lovely. Totally dry, light yet intense with lime/lemon flavors and a pronounced mineral character. Loved it!

Lovely. Totally dry, light yet intense with lime/lemon flavors and a pronounced mineral character. Loved it!

9.4

Lewis Chester

2008 vintage. Medium lemon hue. On the nose, creamy, bready and ripe lemon cirrus. On the palate, a tad boring - medium plus acidity, a bit obvious and no sense of thrill in this perfectly drinkable champagne. Medium finish. Not wowing me.

2008 vintage. Medium lemon hue. On the nose, creamy, bready and ripe lemon cirrus. On the palate, a tad boring - medium plus acidity, a bit obvious and no sense of thrill in this perfectly drinkable champagne. Medium finish. Not wowing me.

8.8

Matt Lasater

Delicious and impressive. High volume BdB. Rich nose of apricot, pineapple, mushroom, vanilla, toasted brioche, orchard flowers. Palate offers contrast with its ripe attack and then mouthwatering, nervous, and lemony citric notes. Mineral underpinnings throughout.

Delicious and impressive. High volume BdB. Rich nose of apricot, pineapple, mushroom, vanilla, toasted brioche, orchard flowers. Palate offers contrast with its ripe attack and then mouthwatering, nervous, and lemony citric notes. Mineral underpinnings throughout.

9.3

Greg Gillett

Great acidity and citrus on the back palate

Great acidity and citrus on the back palate

9.2

Uncle Bill, FWS, IWP

Bright and dry.

Bright and dry.

9.2

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