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Lanson Vintage Collection 1988

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£798.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Founded in 1760, Champagne Lanson is one of the oldest producers in the region, with a rich history embedded in the famous city of Reims. The red cross in the logo comes from, Nicolas-Louis Delamotte who in 1798 took over from his father and as a knight of the Order of Malta, decided to use the Maltese Cross as the House's emblem. Developing steadily and winning numerous awards over the years, they gained real prominence in the 1900s, becoming official supplier to the British court. Lanson has changed ownership many times in the last 50 years, the most significant change in 1990 when it was bought by LVMH who re-sold a few months later in 1991, keeping 210 hectares of vineyards, at the time considered the best vineyard holdings of all the large Maison. In 2006 Lanson became part of what is now the Lanson BCC Group. Today Lanson sources grapes from over 500 hectares across 60 villages.

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.

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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Expert Reviews
94 → 95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“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.”
News Articles
  1. Lanson: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting and Clos Lanson Vertical 2014-2006

    Lanson: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting and Clos Lanson Vertical 2014-2006

    June 13, 2019

    Lanson Chef de Cave Hervé Dantan is a huge fan of vintage 2018, telling us: "It was a dream, this harvest." We visited the house in Reims earlier this year to sample the vins clairs and conduct a vertical tasting of all the Clos Lanson vintages from 2006-2014.
  2. Lanson: Old Vintage Collection Magnums

    Lanson: Old Vintage Collection Magnums

    August 4, 2018

    The Lanson Vintage Collection - old magnums kept on the lees and late-disgorged to express newfound complexity - comprises champagnes more than a century old. Every year, a few magnums from 1976 and subsequent vintages are released to a limited circle of enthusiasts and connoisseurs.
  3. Lanson: 2017 Vins Clairs and old Vintage Collection Magnums

    Lanson: 2017 Vins Clairs and old Vintage Collection Magnums

    May 14, 2018

    Our vins clairs visit to Champagne ended at Lanson, with Chef de Cave Hervé Dantan. Here we tasted a comprehensive range of base wines, current champagne releases and some stunning magnums of Vintage Collection, from 1979-1990.
  4. Time-Travelling with Lanson: from 2016 to 1959

    Time-Travelling with Lanson: from 2016 to 1959

    October 6, 2017

    The first ever Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs and Brut vintages; Black Label NV blends based on the last vintage of the previous six decades; and a comparison of vintage and prestige cuvée. Our recent trip to Lanson had it all.
  5. Champagne Lanson: Vive la Révolution

    Champagne Lanson: Vive la Révolution

    April 2, 2017

    Big changes have occurred at Champagne Lanson since Chef de Caves, Hervé Dantan took the reins two years ago. We sampled the 2016 Vins Clairs, the latest Black Label NV blend and Clos Lanson 2016 as Hervé talked us through the new developments.
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