2000 Lanson "Noble Cuvée" Brut Champagne (Elsewhere $100)

SKU #1268541 94 points James Suckling

 Quite bright, fine and elegant on the nose. The complexity is subtly delivered, with lime and lemon citrus as the focus on the nose. The palate has lime sorbet flavor, really fine, focused acidity and a great sense of evenness. The duality of power and grace is quite masterfully delivered. Drink now or age for a further five years to catch this at its best.  (7/2015)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Most Champagnes from the 2000 vintage are now mature, and this wine is no exception. It is soft, rounded with crisp fruits that have integrated with the crumbled-cookie tastes and fragrant acidity. This floral wine has just the edge of mineral texture and is ready to drink. (RV)  (12/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Racy acidity and fine texture frame this smoky version, with roast nut and oyster shell accents to the subtle flavors of buttered brioche, glazed apple and pear, spring blossom and lemon zest. (AN)  (12/2012)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The "ultimate expression of the Lanson style" is made from predominantly Chardonnay and a third portion of Pinot Noir, all grand cru, and offers an intense bouquet of mocha, honey, hazelnut and nougat plus ripe and cooked apples. Pure, elegant and firmly structured on the palate this is an expressive 2000 Noble Cuvee de Lanson Millesime Brut Champagne with a toasty character and a really dry taste. Quite stimulating and complex. (SR)  (11/2014)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Vivid yellow-gold. High-pitched, mineral-accented aromas of fresh orchard fruits, nectarine and lemon zest, with a honeyed nuance adding depth. Sappy and powerful on the palate, offering intense, smoke-accented pear and candied citrus fruit flavors and notes of ginger and chamomile. Smoothly blends power and vivacity on the finish, which features suave floral and Meyer lemon qualities. (JR)  (11/2013)

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2017 | Send Email
Incredible Champagne value that won’t last long! Pristine tete de cuvee from Chateau Lanson really showing superb nearly 17 years after the vintage. There’s beautiful development of fruit: baked apples and pears with a subtle but very nice toasty undertone, buoyed by a notable chalkiness and a vibrant crisp acidity.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2017 | Send Email
Prestige quality at a non vintage price? You found it with this great deal on 2000 Lanson Noble Cuvee Brut Champagne. I found this bottle to be very elegant, with just the right amount of subtle, classy toast, a nice dry finish, and the kind of bead and texture you can only get with 15+ years of age.
Drink from 2017 to 2030

By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/11/2017 | Send Email
Most ready-to-drink Champagnes are not released as single vintage expressions because they’re blended with reserve wines to create a more balanced drink. When you do see a vintage Champagne, it’s usually a bit pricier, but that’s because it’s meant to age in the cellar. You’re supposed to drink the non-vintage cuvees and save the vintage editions for later. In the case of the 2000 Lanson, you’re getting a serious discount on a vintage Champagne that’s already been aged for you! After sixteen plus years in the bottle, the wine is in a perfect spot. The oak is toasty on the nose, but integrated on the palate. The wine itself is rich and full of creamy brioche, yet still light on its feet and fresh. By no means is it even close to getting tired, not does it exhibit any sign of slowing down. What newcomers to vintage Champagne have here before them is an opportunity to see what happens after a wine spends a decade and a half in the cellar, without having to actually wait! That’s the real bargain here, if you ask me.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/11/2017 | Send Email
A perfectly aged Champagne is a joy to drink and this 2000 Lanson “Noble Cuvee” Brut is delicious! Loaded with notes of hazelnuts and baked apples as well as lemon zest and a touch of ginger and iodine on the finish the 2000 Lanson Noble Cuvee Brut is a screaming deal for under $50. Showing some age with tertiary notes this is the perfect Champagne for the bubbles lover who wants a bit of age on their wine.
Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2025

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France

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