Lanson ‘Black Label’ Champagne Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from France - Champagne
Review Date : 18-Jan-2016
Bright, light straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The bead is strong and persistent, with moderately fine bubbles. This has a softly full and harmoniously concentrated bouquet of white and yellow stonefruits melded with a complexing layer of bread and yeasty autolysis, unfolding floral, citrus and delicate nutty aldehyde detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly presented with a fine and tight core of apples, citrus fruit and stonefruit flavours melded with subtle, complexing bready and yeasty autolysis and nutty elements. The mouthfeel is soft with light textures integrated with the fine mousse. Fresh acidity enlivens the wine, adding to the drive and linearity, leading to a long finish with an integrated amalgam of stonefruits, apples and autolysis. This is an elegant and soft-textured Champagne with gentle, harmonious complexities. Serve as an aperitif and with white meats over the next 2 years. A blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, with 50-60 different crus over 10 vintages, fermented to 12.5% alc. and 8 g/L dosage., the wine aged 3 years on lees. 18.5/20 Jan 2016 RRP $59.99

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