Lanson Gold Label Brut
$87.75* Suggested retail price
About this winery
The House of Lanson was founded in 1760 by François Delamotte, an influential character in Reims society. The joint owner, alongside his wife, of a not-insubstantial vineyard in Cumières and Ay, he decided to found his own Champagne house – one of the very first ever to exist. In 1798, Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, his younger son, took over from his father. Having been admitted as a knight of the Order of Malta at a very young age, he decided to use the Maltese Cross as the House’s emblem....
The 2005 harvest produced tender wines of exceptional quality. Gold Label 2005 therefore offers a full and fleshy mouthfeel that explodes with honey-dew flavours punctuated by sweet spice. It has great complexity and superb harmony.
The Millésime Gold Label is a blend of roughly half and half Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, which is made exclusively from the Grands Crus and left to blossom in the Cellar for at least 5 years.
- 92 points-Stephan Reinhardt,
Yellow-golden in color, the 2005 Gold Label Vintage Brut has a deep, ripe and vinous nose. Rich, ripe and full on the palate, with finesse, elegance and a good, pretty long finish, this is a complex cuvée that is built more on maturity than freshness this year.See detailed press review
- 92 points-
Smoke and marzipan notes are layered with baked currant and lemon curd flavors in this lively Champagne, with a creamy mousse. Balanced and accessible, showing spice and toast accents on the clean-cut finish. Disgorged December 2014. Drink now through 2025. 300 cases imported. — ANSee detailed press review