Lanson Noble Cuvee Blanc de Blancs 2002

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£124.00
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£128.00
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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 2002 vintage shaped up magnificently over the spring, with no significant frost and near-perfect flowering. Then followed a summer marked by long, sunny periods interspersed with regular cloudy and rainy spells. The vines were in good health and the dehydration of the grape berries helped them reach new heights of ripeness, perfect for the enhanced delicacy of this pure-Chardonnay Lanson Noble Cuvée. Generally considered one of the best harvests in the last twenty years.

News Articles: Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2002 performed well in our comprehensive Prestige Cuvées from 2002 blind tasting in October 2016 with Jancis Robinson MW. Read the full write-up here. You can also read more about Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2002 in our blog article here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 13 years on the lees
Disgorged: June 2015
Dosage: 6 g/l
Drink: Now to 2028

Tasting Note: A vibrant yellow golden hue with a fine stream of bubbles. On the nose initial fruits of citrus and subtle lime impress. On the palate the initially quite tight acidity opens up to a bold toasty mid-palate with an abundance of orchard fruits. Very complex already and sure to develop further given some more ageing, this is an exquisite expression of a flawless vintage.
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Expert Reviews
16.5++/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir. Disgorged June 2016. Dosage 6 g/l.
Light nose and lots of both apparent sweetness and acidity. Not yet married but certainly ambitious. A tad astringent on the finish. A little simple but perhaps it will take on more interest. Tense but promising. Very lacy and fine with real breadth of exotic flavour.
Drink 2018-2028”
90/100
Decanter
“Bright and clear with a gentle effervescence of fine bubbles. The nose shows attractive almond, lemon and floral notes. The palate is crispy dry and elegant with granny smith apples, medium toasty notes and good minerality.”
18/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Disgorged June 2015. RS 6 g/l. Supplied by Lanson UK.
Tasted blind. Great energy. Real interest on the nose and pretty high acid still on the palate (which should have led me to Lanson). A little astringent on the end. Slightly loose textured. And not that long. But it improved in the glass. According to The Finest Bubble’s scorekeeper, I gave this wine 18 but I was too busy to keep a record of it on my laptop.”
92/100
Stephan Reinhardt
“Lanson's 2002 Noble Cuvée Blanc des Blancs Millésime Brut is 100% Chardonnay from Grand Cru villages. It is a rich, ripe and round Blanc de Blancs that combines its smooth opulence with freshness, elegance, finesse and purity. Excellent and still on its way.”
88 → 90/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Tight, sulphuric smoky-mineral nose with tropical fruit underneath. Firm, zesty, well focused palate with long succulent length with a hefty yet balanced dosage. Highly youthful still. Hopefully the reductive sulphuric note will settle.”
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Awards
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IWC Gold 2018
DWWA Silver 2018
CSWWC Gold 2017
IWC Silver 2016
DWWA Silver 2016
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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