2008 'Gold Label' Brut Vintage
Vintage GOLD LABEL Lanson at an unprecedented BEST PRICE IN THE US? WOW to the bubbly power!
Just look at all those glowing reviews…
Lanson, for those in the know, is one of the oldest Champagne houses. It was founded in 1760 by Francois Delamotte. They make incredibly heady, dead serious, and supremely intellectual wines.
Did you know that 2008 is the highest-rated year in Champagne by Wine Spectator since the legendary 1990 vintage? Defined as “vivid, well-structured wines in a classic style, with fine textural finesse; potentially long-lived” and that is exactly what you’re getting here.
Appearing in a special highlight just a few months ago titled “12 Great Value 2008 Vintage Champagnes Under $100” by James Suckling this 2008 Lanson is, by far, the BEST VALUE of them all given what you’re paying here today.
95 Points – Wine Enthusiast
“From a great vintage, this wine both reflects the year and also shows the producer’s trademark crisp style that keeps the wine’s natural acidity. That approach lends itself to aging and this wine, now 11 years old, is still intensely fresh. It only just shows signs of maturity and toast. That means it will age further, probably at its peak from 2022.”
94 Points – Wine Spectator
“Notes of oyster shell, graphite and spice are a fresh and aromatic entry for this vibrant Champagne, layered with firm, focusing acidity and flavors of poached apricot, black cherry, lemon curd and slivered almond. Offers a lovely, creamy texture and a juicy quality to the mineral-laced finish. Disgorged February 2016. Drink now through 2033.”
94 Points – James Suckling
“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.”
93+ Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“In all probability the finest rendition of this cuvée since 1996, Lanson’s 2008 Brut Vintage Gold Label is an impressive wine in the making, unwinding in the glass with aromas of white flowers, lemon oil, orange rind, apple and freshly baked sourdough. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, racy and incisive, with a concentrated but tight-knit profile that exemplifies the house’s non-malo style, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. It’s a terrific value in the world of seriously age-worthy Champagne. Drink 2019-2038.”
What the Winery Says
- Hervé Dantan
- 53% Pinot Noir and 47% Chardonnay
- Montagne de Reims
- Grands Crus
- Avize, Le Mesnil sur Oger, Ay, Verzenay, Bouzy
- Clay and limestone
- 6 years on fine lees
- 7 g/l, Brut
- Disgorged in
- February 2016