Lanson Gold Label Brut 2005

Lanson

Lanson Gold Label Brut
2005

$87.75

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13942970
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Champagne
Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir 50 %
Chardonnay 50 %
Alcohol percentage
12.50%
Color
White
Closure type
CORK-Natural
Length of aging
36 months
Winery's website

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....

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Tasting notes

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.

Viticultural notes

Champagne

Winemaking notes

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.

Press reviews

Snow

- 92 points-

Quite pure grilled almonds and lemons, dried cherries and almost curry-like spices, plus chalky minerals and stony savory notes. The palate has a fine, even and balanced shape. Lemon citrus, pear and apple flavors run amid nicely phrased acidity. Drink now.

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Snow

- 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.

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Snow

- 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. — AN

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