Lanson "Black Label" Brut Champagne

SKU #993416 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright yellow. Melon, yellow apple, white flowers and buttered toast on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Round and fleshy on entry, then more taut in the mid-palate. Finishes stony and long, with good vivacity and a lingering floral note.  (12/ 2013)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 **Editors' Choice** A rich wine with crisp apple and grapefruit flavors as well as a touch of sweetness, Lanson’s non-vintage Brut always has fine acidity with just a hint of toast indicating some bottle age. It’s bottled ready to drink.  (12/ 2013)

Wine & Spirits

 Flinty, smoky and rooty, this builds freshness from underneath the reductive notes, yielding floral lemon scents. It’s round and balanced. For aperitifs.  (12/ 2013)

Wine Spectator

 Subtle flavors of pear and white cherry are underscored by smoke, bread dough and spice notes in this balanced bubbly, which ends with a citrusy finish. Disgorged March 2013. Drink now.  (8/ 2014)

K&L Notes

This house is making a big comeback. A big toasty nose leads to a convincing, rich palate impression and a clean, refreshing finish. The wine is made from 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier and vinified without malolactic fermentation. The fruit comes from all Grand and Premier Cru areas within Champagne and it tastes like it! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer)

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Other White Wines

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France

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Champagne

- The French region of Champagne (comprised of the towns of Rheims, Epernay, and Ay) was the first region in the world to make sparkling wine in any quantity. Today, the name of the region is synonymous with the finest of all sparkling wines, and winemaking traditions of Champagne have become role models for sparkling wine producers, worldwide. Surprisingly, the region of Champagne is now responsible for only one bottle in 12 of all sparkling wine produced. Styles of champagne range from the basic brut (often blends of several vintages), single vintage champagnes, and rose. View our bestselling Champagne.