We tasted: Lanson Extra Age

This is a beautiful example of a successful assemblage proposed by Hervé Dantan, chef de cave at Lanson (Reims), based on three vintages (we tasted 2002, 2004 and 2005). Opening this elegant cuvée was a pleasant surprise. We found a straw-yellow champagne with fine, but energetic bubbles. A complex nose, with a mix of pears, floral honeysuckle and candied citrus, but also with notes of buttery croissant and biscuit. On the palate you will be seduced by its full, rich body and a clear finish with the characteristic freshness of Lanson. Very nice aftertaste with a good balance of cleansing citrus.

Type of champagneBrut
VintageNon Vintage
Grapes60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
MaisonLanson
Village/terroirAvize, Bouzy, Chouilly, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Verzenay
DegorgementSeptember 2018
Agedmore than 5 years sur lies
Dosage8g/L
Sizebottle (75cl)
Number of bottles
Price range (euro)50-55, excellent QPR
Chef de CavesJean-Paul Gandon (<2014), Hervé Dantan (>2014)
Other considerentsoxidativ, non-malolactic fermentation

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