If there is one non-vintage Brut Champagne that is universally appreciated, it is surely Lanson Black Label, a great classic that embodies the ideas and the character of a great house.
- FRA - Champagne
Lanson Black Label is one of the most famous champagnes despite its relentless hardness. At Lanson the malolactic fermentation is avoided, which leads to sharp, thorny wines when the body and extract are missing. The wine ages very well in fact, but then one has to be in possession of a substantial portion of patience. I have drunk a Black Label from the 20s that was magnificent. Richard Juhlin (Apr/2009)
Big, nutty sparkling. Creamy/toasty development on the nose, and a full-flavoured palate with a drying finish.3 and 1/2 stars - Winestate Magazine (Nov/Dec 2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
The Black Label's brilliant, limpid colour recalls the characteristic straw tones of the Pinot Noir, with glints of amber. It is lively in the flute, with a fine stream of persistent bubbles.
It gives the impression of vitality and spring-time scents, together with hints of `toast` and honey from a variety of flowers.
Bouquets of ripe fruits and citrus create a sensation of plenitude and lightness.
35% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. 50 to 60 different crus.
Medals & Trophies
Blue Gold Award, Sydney International Wine Competition 2007
Gold Medal, Japan Wine Challenge 2007
Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales 2006
Silver Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2008
Silver Medal, International Wines and Spirit Competition (UK) 2008
Bronze Medal, International Wine Challenge 2008