Lanson Black Label Brut (375ML half-bottle)

Non-Vintage from Champagne, France

$18.00
Item No. 38480
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne
  • WS90
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

Champagne Lanson was founded in 1760 and is one of the oldest Grande Marque Champagne Houses. Lanson is the fourth largest Champagne House in the world and is best known for its Brut Non Vintage, the Lanson Black Label. Lanson is one of the very few Champagne Houses which avoids the malolactic fermentation. This practice retains the freshness and fruitiness of each cuvee and enables the wines to age longer.

Aged a minimum of three years, the Lanson Black Label is a blend of 35 % chardonnay, 50% pinot noir, and 15% pinot meunier. An impressive range of 40 to 50 crus are blended together to form this Brut Champagne. They are vinified separately to provide the cellar master with an exceptional choice of aromas, thus guaranteeing the consistent Lanson style. The nose provides an impression of vitality and scents of spring mixed with a touch of "toast" and honey. The palate reveals a bouquet of ripe fruits and citrus fruits.

Critical Acclaim

"Firm and smoky, offering flavors of candied cherry, bread dough, lemon zest and toasted raisin bread, with a lively bead. Moderate finish."
90 Points

"Light yellow-gold. Meyer lemon and pear skin aromas are complemented by notes of chalky minerals, quinine and brioche. Chewy and dry on entry, then fleshier and smoother in the mid-palate, offering densely packed orchard fruit flavors and a hint of bitter citrus pith. Closes with firm grip and very good, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a toasty, smoky note behind. Here's an NV bottling that deserves cellaring."
90 Points

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gwendolyn - Oakland, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I love half-bottle options, particularly when they are good! This is an excellent Champagne- dry and crisp, mineral and citrus, but with that typical yeasty note that makes it fill the nose and mouth. Great finish, too. Excellent acidity for pairing with food.
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The Lanson Style is comprised of character traits that can be found in Lanson Champagnes year after year, making them uniquely expressive.

The result of a longstanding tradition, Lanson Champagnes owe their superior quality to a past filled with rituals and a spirit that have been preserved over the years. They embody the ideas, ambitions and character of a great House, and their style is truly unique in the Champagne region.

Today, thanks to specific, fine-tuned know-how, elegant, fresh and powerful wines embody the quintessential Lanson Style.

Learn About Champagne

Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Learn About Non-Vintage

Non-Vintage Most Champagne you encounter will be NV, or non-vintage. This is because the base wine is a blend of wine from multiple vintages. In producing non-vintage wines, Champagne houses strive to keep the taste consistent year by year, and non-vintage wine provides the winemakers flexibility in blending, ensuring a constant style each year. Non-vintage Champagne...

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