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Lanson Vintage Collection 1988 Champagne 1.5L

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Lanson Vintage Collection 1988 - Magnum - 1.5L Magnum - 1.5L   £545.00
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Champagne Lanson Overview
The House of Lanson is one of a select few to possess a truly impressive collection of fine vintage champagnes. Each coveted bottle has been carefully crafted by the longstanding Chef des Caves whose passion and devotion complements the classical blending techniques of preceding generations. The marriage of the finest selection of grapes from a single year, each champagne in the Lanson Vintage Collection is the epitome of true craftsmanship and reflects the House’s perpetual quest for excellence. A small number of bottles that date back to 1976 are proposed to a restricted circle of connoisseurs each year.

Weather: 1988 weather conditions in Champagne have always been compared to the more favourable 1989, nonetheless, given now it has had added ageing this vintage is coming into its own. The spring was mild with little rain and frost; therefore bud burst was good. The early summer months were slightly dull, however August saw lots of sun. September is always the saviour for most Champagne harvests, but in 1988 there was plenty of rain. The grapes however fared well and this patience is now being rewarded. Harvest took place between September 26th and October 6th.

News Article: Read about the history of the Lanson Vintage Collection magnums here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Chardonny: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Les Mesnil sur Oger | Pinot Noir: Ay, Verzenay, Verzy, Bouzy
Grape Varieties: 49% Chardonnay, 51% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 28 years on the lees
Disgorged: January 2017
Drink: Now to 2045+

Tasting Note: A copper golden hue, with initial flowery aromas. The fruits on the
palate are complex and rich with loads of ripe fruit characteristics, a hallmark of the year. Great vivacity.
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Essi Avellan MW,,
Mar 2018
“When this magnum was poured it was first showing an advanced side of itself and needed some time in the glass to open up. I tasted it nine months after disgorgement. The longer the wine spent in the glass the more I liked it (unfortunately I did not have all day!). The structure was so beautifully 1988, classy, energetic and linear, keeping very youthful indeed. I had a magnificent experience two years later in 2018 when it was shining bright from the start with lovely refinement and purity in the fruit. Seemed ageless, really.”
Bought directly from Bollinger through their UK agent Lanson International UK, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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