Lanson Vintage Collection 1976

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Description & Technical Information
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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: The 1976 season was a warm vintage overall, with flowering in early June. A very hot and dry summer produced grapes of great maturity and quality with very high potential alcohol levels. Champagnes from this vintage are rich, vinous and soft with heaps of character without overbearing strength.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Chardonny: Avize, Cramant, Oger, Les Mesnil sur Oger, Trepail | Pinot Noir: Ay, Verzenay, Verzy, Bouzy, Ambonnay, Dizy
Grape Varieties: 53% Chardonnay 47% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 39 years on the lees
Disgorged: January 2017
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2050+

Tasting Note: A deep golden colour with a steady stream of bubbles. On the nose aromas of dried fig, mirabelle plum and prunes. The palate has a deep nuttiness, rich in fruits and very complex. The mouthfeel is smooth and elegant with still balanced acidity. The finish is lingering and long.
Champagne Lanson Overview
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Expert Reviews
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Magnum. Mid pinkish pale copper. Bought direct from Lanson around 2005. Rich and broad. But then tight and not at all heavy. The acidity seems quite high enough. Was the heatwave year of 1976 a year to buy a wine with no malolactic fermentation such as Lanson? Though not the most complex or refined.”
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

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    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.
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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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