Lanson Brut Rosé Champagne

SKU #1056881 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (53% pinot noir, 32% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier; L3/S 1662.02; disgorged in May, 2013): Bright orange. Mineral-accented aromas of strawberry and tangerine, with a floral overtone. Dry, focused and brisk, offering tangy red berry and bitter blood orange flavors and a bracing jolt of chalky minerals. Closes racy and long, with lingering minerality and a hint of toasty lees.  (12/ 2013)

90 points Wine & Spirits

 There’s a dark, umami richness to this wine, bringing to mind sautéed wild mushrooms and veal stock. There’s also a flinty edge wiring it tight. Vinous and dry, this is built for rillettes.  (12/ 2013)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Dry and crisp, this is a delicious rosé that has both ripe fruit and a tight line of acidity. Its red fruits are laced with fresh citrus character and an underlying touch of toast. This is a bottling that can improve with age, but is great now.  (12/ 2013)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Fresh and aromatic, with an overtone of orchard blossom to flavors of black cherry candy, gumdrop, pound cake and fresh ginger. Offers a clean, minerally finish. Drink now through 2017.  (12/ 2012)

Jancis Robinson

 Pale tawny. Gentle and slightly floral. Very easy and fully resolved but good refreshing acidity. A really good, well balanced, complete drink.  (4/ 2010)

K&L Notes

This dry, racy rosé has great toastiness and an exceptionally fine bead. It is composed of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier, with 7% Bouzy rouge giving the Champagne its color. It has been aged for three years on the lees and is dosed at only 9 grams per liter. Like all of Lanson's Champagnes, the wine is fermented in stainless steel without malolactic. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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By: Scott Beckerley |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/17/2013  | Send Email
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A lively blend of 50% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier. Six percent still red wine added to deepen the character. Light salmon colour, with a bright raspberry nose. Very clean, with excellent minerality and tart raspberry and cherry fruit in the mouth. Aged 36 months prior to release.

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France

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