Lanson Noble Cuvee 1995

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Description & Technical Information
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Lanson's prestige cuvée is produced from a careful selection of grapes from Grand Cru rated vineyards only. The very essence of the Lanson style, Noble Cuvée embodies all the fruity, grape-flavour freshness so characteristic of the House.

Weather:The 1995 harvest was a large crop and shared similar characteristics with the renowned 1998. Following four consecutive years of tough growing conditions, 1995 came as a huge relief to the region - the first universally declared vintage since 1990. The summer was mainly hot, with some showers a few weeks before the harvest. Now, over twenty years since bottling, champagne from 1995 are starting to show flavours of incredibly complex, rich and concentrated fruits. Flowering was late: 25/27 June.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonny: Avize, Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Cramant and Oger | Pinot Noir: Verzenay
Grape Varieties: 71% Chardonnay, 29% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 12.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: The magnum has aged superbly, the higher acidity from the 1995 shines through and has created a complex and creamy palate. Ripe apricots and hints of citrus on the palate combined with apple and honeyed notes, almonds and oranges. The length on the finish is long and powerful.
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Expert Reviews
92/100
Stephen Tanzer
“Highly perfumed nose of crushed stone, lavender and ginger. Rich, dense, creamy and fine-grained, with very ripe flavors of apricot and peach nectar. Harmonious, round and seamless, with a fairly substantial dosage This shows the thickness and richness of the vintage without coming across as heavy. Finishes ripe and long.”
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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