Lanson Brut Black Label
The style of this champagne blend is constant throughout the years, a balance between power and elegance, strong wine aromas and finesse, truly characteristic of the Lanson style. After ageing for a minimum of 3 years in the cellars, Lanson Black Label is harmonious and fully matured. It has a brilliant, clear colour with amber highlights and a joyful stream of fine bubbles. The nose reveals springtime aromas as well as some subtle "toasty" and honey notes. On the palate the bouquet of ripe fruits and citrus give the wine a well-roun- ded feel, but one that is light with its fresh finish.
Firm and smoky, offering flavors of candied cherry, bread dough, lemon zest and toasted raisin bread, with a lively bead. Moderate finish. Drink now through 2015.
Lanson's Black Label is one of the most familiar Champagne brands, well known for its rich but dry style. It needs some bottle age-as has happened with this bottling-to soften the crispness. The wine is rounded out with toast, puff pastry and freshened with apple skins.