Happy Friday everyone! I hope that after a solid week you are popping open a bottle of champagne and setting out a nice cheese tray! At least that’s what I’ll be doing to celebrate a productive week!
This is an exceptional bottle of champagne! You may have heard of Lanson, or even seen it at a wine store?
I was so excited to feature this in the champagne club last month. I love when I find great vintages that are more than a decade old!
Lanson Gold Label Brut Vintage is aged for at least five years to develop the aromas and flavors that typify the chosen year – and the unique house style. Powerful, complex and harmonious. Ideal with white meat and fish dishes. With beautiful aromas of ripe, candied fruit such as apricots, figs and raisins, followed by gently honeyed flavors and a sprinkle of spice.
The House of Lanson was founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, an influential character in Reims society. The joint owner, alongside his wife, of a not-insubstantial vineyard in Cumieres and Aÿ, he decided to found his own Champagne house – one of the very first ever to exist.
In 1798, Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, his younger son, took over from his father. Having been admitted as a knight of the Order of Malta at a very young age, he decided to use the Maltese Cross as the House’s emblem. Now revised, the Lanson cross has become the icon of the company.
This has seen more than six years of ageing in the cellar and has attractive concentration and nicely played complexity. The nose is as fresh as you’d expect from Lanson with all yellow grapefruit and lemon but some pastry too. The palate, meanwhile, has a refreshing sweep of acid-driven, lemon fruit and is super pure, fresh and long. A exceptional-value wine here. The blend is 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonnay all of which is sourced from Grand Cru vineyards!
Exceptional awards and acclaims from multiple sources, we are so lucky to feature this in the club!
« Notes of oyster shell, graphite and spice are a fresh and aromatic entry for this vibrant Champagne, layered with firm, focusing acidity and flavors of poached apricot, black cherry, lemon curd and slivered almond. Offers a lovely, creamy texture and a juicy quality to the mineral-laced finish. » Wine Spectator 94 Points
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