Lanson Noble Cuvee Brut 2002

Mix 12
£89.95
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£92.95
Per Bottle
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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. Generally considered one of the best harvests in the last twenty years.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonny: Avize, Mesnil-Sur-Oger, Cramant and Oger | Pinot Noir: Verzenay
Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
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
92/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Mild, refined rather closed nose with appley fruit and gentle toasty undertone. Ripe fruit appeal on the smooth smooth palate. Tart palate with opulent fruit to it. Bursting fruity power. Well-built but not very elegant. ”
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Disgorged May 2016. Dosage 6 g/l. 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir. Always the same base as the Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs but with the addition of Pinot Noir from the grands crus Verzenay, Bouzy and Aÿ.
Much richer nose than the Blanc de Blancs 2002. Really quite a complex bouquet already. Spicy with already some integration. Racy and fine. Lacy texture.”
Awards
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IWC Gold 2018
DWWA Silver 2018
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    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.
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