Lanson Champagne Gold Label 2008
Sparkling | France
$44.95 - 750mL
We’re all going to go through a LOT of bubbly tonight, so of course, we drummed up a WICKED-KILLER deal for the last day of 2018!! Super limited!
94 POINTS! $269.70 for a six-pack DELIVERED! How’s that? 2008 LANSON no less -- wow! One of the very oldest and original champagne Houses, Lanson was founded in 1760 (!) by Francois Delamotte and stayed a very traditional House for centuries. The 2008 (one of the best vintages of the last decade) is a serious, complex, intellectual champagne, with beautiful minerality, racy freshness they are known for, and deeply layered lemon, citrus rind, pastry and almond notes. Wonderful. Fantastic.
A pretty perfect way to end the year and start your 2019 drinking, we think! Thanks once more, we love you guys! HNY!!
About The Producer
The House of Lanson was founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte, an influential character in Reims society. The joint owner, alongside his wife, of a not-insubstantial vineyard in Cumieres and Ay, he decided to found his own Champagne house – one of the very first ever to exist.
In 1798, Nicolas-Louis Delamotte, his younger son, took over from his father. Having been admitted as a knight of the Order of Malta at a very young age, he decided to use the Maltese Cross as the House’s emblem. Now revised, the Lanson cross has become the icon of the company.
This has seen more than six years of ageing in the cellar and has attractive concentration and nicely played complexity. The nose is as fresh as you'd expect from Lanson with all yellow grapefruit and lemon but some pastry too. The palate, meanwhile, has a refreshing sweep of acid-driven, lemon fruit and is super pure, fresh and long. A great-value wine here.