Lanson Brut Black Label
The style of this champagne blend is constant throughout the years, a balance between power and elegance, strong wine aromas and finesse, truly characteristic of the Lanson style.
Grapes are selected from over 100 Crus, half of which are Grand and Premier Crus, for precision and elegance.
After ageing for a minimum of 4 years in the cellars, Lanson Black Label is harmonious and fully matured. It has a brilliant, clear color with amber highlights and a joyful stream of fine bubbles. The nose reveals springtime aromas, fruity notes of William pear, apple and citrus fruits as well as some subtle "toasty" and honey notes compliment the aromas of freshly baked pastries. On the palate bouquets of ripe orchard fruit, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit freshen the palate delivering a fresh sensation. Notes of brioche and dried fruit add a touch of maturity.
50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
A fresh, balanced palate with green apples, pie crust and pears. Medium body, fine bubbles and a crisp, dry finish. Nice center palate. Four years on the lees. Drink now.
This classic nonvintage cuvée has a dominance of red grapes. A rich wine, it shows dryness as well as balanced acidity and ripe spice. It is easy to enjoy and ready to drink.
The Tasting Panel
Balanced and refined yet ripe, rich, and generous with sweet fruit, charm, and good length, this is a marvelous sparkler from an always reliable house.
50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier from 100 villages in all, and including 30% reserves from 10 vintages back to 1995; a small proportion now being produced with malolactic. Black Label remains the confident barometer of Lanson, and Hervé Dantan’s first blend is a class act, a resounding statement of his talent in preserving the style and integrity of the house while meticulously polishing the edges. It’s a very important cuvée in the grand scheme of Champagne: one of the best and most consistent of the bargain set.
Racy acidity is tightly meshed to flavors of ripe red and black currant, preserved lemon, chopped almond and honeycomb in this sleek Champagne, with a fine, chalky bead. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.