90 Wine Spectator: Light yellow-gold. Meyer lemon and pear skin aromas are complemented by notes of chalky minerals, quinine and brioche. Chewy and dry on entry, then fleshier and smoother in the mid-palate, offering densely packed orchard fruit flavors and a hint of bitter citrus pith. Closes with firm grip and very good, mineral-driven persistence, leaving a toasty, smoky note behind. Here's an NV bottling that deserves cellaring.
To the eye:Black Label’s brilliant 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.On the nose:Black Label's fresh aromas combine the impression of vitality and spring-time scents, together with hints of ‘toast’ and honey.On the palate:Bouquets of ripe fruits and citrus create a sensation of opulence yet lightness.
Wine Maker Notes
A truly uplifting non-vintage brut champagne, with an exceptional purity of fruit. For 250 years we have chosen to avoid malolactic fermentation - a decision that ensures our champagne preserves a naturally crisp and fresh taste. Unlike many others we also insist on at least 3 years' cellar ageing.
Lanson Black Label is mouthwatering and uplifting, it's great as an aperitif and can be drunk at anytime - there's no need for an excuse!