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Champagne Lanson Black Label Bruttext

Champagne Lanson Black Label Brut NV

Champagne, FranceAt Lanson they like to say the colour black, the symbol of elegance, was a natural choice for a champagne dominated by pinot noir. In fact, the Black Label is a stunning introduction to Champagne from its 50/35 15 combination of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier, selected from numerous crus and blended with 30 percent reserve wines spanning up to ten different vintages. Even better, it spends a full 36-month on its lees with an additional six months following disgorging before it is shipped. Expect the unexpected: power and elegance with a stream of freshness from front to back. Toasty, citrus, honeydew notes with a creamy, mineral, chalky, long finish awash in salinity. There is no malolactic fermentation employed at Lanson, giving it a brightness of acidity that allows it to cellar forever. Perfect for tuna sashimi or at dinner with scallops in lemon cream sauce or roasted pheasant. A non-vintage champagne for aficionados.Tasted: 09 December 2017Tasted by: Prices:
BC$73.00750mlselect private retailers
AB$53.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne LansonDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 041889UPC: 692743002863