Lanson Gold Label 2005

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Description & Technical Information
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Lanson's golden years are only chosen to be declared in years that can truly be considered as exceptional. 1904, 1928, 1955, 1971, 1976, 1983 and 1990 were great vintages that have built the reputation of Champagne Lanson. Aged for at least five years in the cellars and with no malolactic fermentation gives the blends a fruitiness and freshness. 2005 marks more than a century of great vintages since the first was produced in 1904.

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: A minimum of 5 years
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: Now to 2038

Tasting Note: A golden glint with a fine stream of bubbles. Ripe fruits and hints of citrus on the nose, continued onto the palate, a generous full bodied champagne with silky texture, apricots and raisins with great acidity and freshness. On the finish, slight honey notes shine through.
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“53% Pinot Noir from Verzenay, Aÿ and Bouzy. 47% Chardonnay from Le Mesnil, Avize, Cramant and Oger. Magnum. The current vintage is in magnums. (2008 is in bottles).
Open, a little loose on the nose. Lots of acidity and punchy texture. No malo. Quite chewy. Quite frothy. Not that long or deep. Bit of a fast fade.”
News Articles
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    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.
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    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

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    October 6, 2017

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    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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